Sandra Rohrbach

Deutsche Telekom's Smart Home app soon to be available in Volkswagen vehicles

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As the Golf approaches the garage, the door opens automatically. The living room is already snug and warm, and the lights go on. All this is possible thanks to the cooperation between Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom. 

Deutsche Telekom's Smart Home app soon to be available in Volkswagen vehicles

At this year's CeBIT IT trade fair in Hanover, Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom are giving a joint demonstration of how connected homes and cars work. To make it happen, Volkswagen's infotainment system connects with Deutsche Telekom's vendor-independent Smart Home platform QIVICON via Mirrorlink. 

The companies are launching the first Smart Home apps in Volkswagen vehicles today, in parallel with the automotiveIT Congress. Visitors to the trade fair were able to try out a variety of Smart Home applications from the new Golf at the main entrance to the congress center: the car can open shutters, activate alarm systems and switch on lights. Drivers can call up camera images and receive alarm alerts during their trip.

The solutions demonstrated for Magenta SmartHome will be launched on the German market at the end of the year. Other portfolio items from partners in Germany and Europe based on the Telekom white label app will also be integrated into the service. For T-Systems, this project, bringing Smart Home applications to Volkswagen, is an example of connected business models and a service portfolio for vehicles.