Volkswagen Brazil has selected Faurecia Aptoide’s app software solution for major VW vehicles such as the Nivus. Starting from July 2020, the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive joint venture will provide VW Latin America customers an unprecedented connected user experience which will be known as “VW Play”.
Hundreds of apps covering a variety of uses and needs such as navigation, music on demand, video streaming, point of interest recommendations, audiobooks, gaming, weather, fuel and parking location will be available through an intuitive and personalised HMI. Secure connection to the Aptoide platform will also allow automatic updating and enrichment of the available functions.
The VW Play app ecosystem is carefully curated to offer a consistent and relevant digital experience in every region. It also offers an integrated and secure mechanism for pay-as- you-go services, enabling new business models with third parties while ensuring the vehicle and occupants’ data privacy.
Frantz Lohier, Chief Technology Officer of Faurecia Clarion Electronics, declared: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract by VW for the unique experience we can offer their customers. This award is an important milestone for Faurecia Clarion Electronics and our joint venture with Aptoide in our ambition to providing connected infotainment solutions that deliver digital continuity between different environments.”
Matheus Arantes, Head of electrical engineering at Volkswagen do Brasil, stated: “VW Play starts a new era in connectivity, content streaming and services for Volkswagen. This is the result of teamwork, with a total focus on the customer, who starts to enjoy a new digital experience. ”