Volkswagen

WSJ Calls Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Crossover “5 Years Behind” Tesla

In an in-depth review of the new Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover at the Wall Street Journal, automotive columnist Dan Neil has labelled the sedan at least “five years behind” the equivalent Tesla, while also calling its touchscreen interface ‘shambolic’. "Why would Volkswagen name its mobile app “Car-Net”? It makes no sense. Traditional auto has some...

Volkswagen CEO ‘Not Afraid’ of Apple’s Electric Vehicle Plans

German car giant Volkswagen is not concerned by any Apple plans for a self-driving vehicle that could include the iPhone maker's battery technology, its chief executive Herbert Diess said. Apple reportedly plans to build a self-driving electric car by 2024, and the tech giant has reportedly held talks with Hyundai, Kia, and Nissan. According to a Reuters report, Diess...

Volkswagen Invests in Self-Driving Startup Founded by Ex-Apple Engineers

Volkswagen has reportedly acquired a stake in a Silicon Valley startup founded by former Apple employees focusing on self-driving capabilities. According to a new report from CNBC, Aeva, founded by ex-Apple Inc engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk that builds vision sensors for self-driving cars, has received “a significant investment” from Volkswagen, the world’s largest...

Volkswagen Owners Can Now Use Siri Shortcuts to Unlock Their Car

"Hey Siri, where's my ride?" [caption id="attachment_272038" align="aligncenter" width="1075"] Volkswagen[/caption] Volkswagen has introduced Siri integration on its Car-Net app, allowing owners to unlock and lock their cars with a voice command, reads a new report from The Verge. It works with Apple devices on iOS 12, and once you're logged into the Car-Net app, you can simply...

Volkswagen FS Acquires Vancouver-Based PayByPhone Parking App

Vancouver-based PayByPhone has been acquired by automaker Volkswagen’s financial services division, as the acquisition means the latter now controls the world’s leading parking payment provider. According to Volkswagen, the deal allows them to become a “clear leader in mobile payments and parking sectors,” while also allowing PayByPhone to expand globally. In 2016, PayByPhone processed over...

VW Announces Apple Watch App, Brings Speeding Alerts

German car maker Volkswagen has today announced the launch of its all new Apple Watch app, that works with VW’s Car-Net service that offers all the standard smart features car manufacturers have recently built into their mobile apps (via TechCrunch). One feature however that deserves attention is speed and boundary alerts on your wrist. With the Car-Net Apple Watch...

Apple’s CarPlay Coming to Select Volkswagen Cars Later This Year [CES 2015]

At CES in Las Vegas, German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen unveiled plans to incorporate Apple’s CarPlay into select car models later this year. Volkswagen was not included in Apple’s first list of partners when the Cupertino-based company announced CarPlay. However, the CarPlay integration with Volkswagen’s select car models shows that the German manufacturer may have been...