Heat your home from your Volkswagen’s infotainment system

Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom connecting home and automobile

Just when you thought that a “connected car” just means a connection between your car and smartphone, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom connects your home too.

What both the companies have done is that using Volkswagen Car-Net App Connect, you’ll be able to control Magenta SmartHome’s features while on the road. Various types of device functions at your home can be controlled from inside the vehicle, from the infotainment system. This requires an Android smartphone with MirrorLink technology.

Its a convenient, secure link between the automobile and the Internet of Things (IoT), says VW. Volkswagen App Connect is available on nearly all Volkswagen models, and currently on around 50 smartphones from well-known manufacturers such as HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony, and others.

At the IFA 2017 in Berlin (September 1-6), visitors to the Deutsche Telekom stand located at Hall 21a can experience ‘Volkswagen and Smart Home’ live in action. Using a Volkswagen e-Golf1 as a demonstrator, visitors will see how a security system can be deactivated, how exterior lights can be switched on, and of course how the home’s heating system can be brought up to temperature from within the vehicle, all before arriving home. Goodbye, cold feet.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Note: Comments that are unrelated to the post above get automatically filtered into the trash bin.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top