VW plans connected vehicles as standard by 2019

Written by Ellie

Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen Group (VW) has announced plans to ensure improved connectivity between all of its models in the coming years.

From 2019, VW has confirmed that all of its new vehicles will come as standard with pWLAN technology, which will enable cars to communicate directly with one another – helping to provide more efficient updates on traffic risks arising at short notice for drivers.

Both car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure (fixed update points for vehicles) connectivity will ensure motorists have access to the most up-to-date information when it comes to route planning. It is hoped that this will enable drivers to plan more efficient journeys, helping to limit stress from getting caught in congestion and ensuring greener motoring all-round.

VW is now among a range of manufacturers to begin implementing these systems, with the company stating: "What matters most is that the technology is used consistently, and by as many manufacturers and partners as possible."

By doing so, drivers in the coming years will have access to a far more detailed image of existing levels of traffic in their area, helping to improve journey times, reliability and safety.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: "The latest technologies are helping to make the life of the motorist that much easier, with enhanced connectivity between vehicles just one major update that drivers can look forward to in the years to come."

Posted on 29th June 2017

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