Huawei inks connected car deal with Volkswagen at CES Asia

Huawei announced its connected car agreement with Volkswagen — at the International Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai.

Volkswagen and Huawei demonstrated apps that allow drivers to use GPS navigation systems, play music, send and receive messages, and make phone calls.

The apps support MirrorLink, an open technology standard designed to maximize interoperability between smartphones and vehicle-mounted systems. They cover multiple services including phone calls, SMS, navigation, multimedia, and payment that are all centered on smartphones.

Volkswagen models Lamando and Golf 7will feature MirrorLink. More automobile models from Volkswagen will follow. All imported Volkswagen products from the model year 2016 will be equipped with MirrorLink.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said its collaboration with Volkswagen will give drivers a seamless entertainment experience while driving comfortably and safely.

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