Volkswagen Bringing New Infotainment System to US

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Volkswagen is going to begin offering a proprietary infotainment system in the U.S. this year according the brand’s marketing boss.

Named “Car-Net,” the system is said to be similar to Ford’s MyFord Touch and Sync software. Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer at Volkswagen of America told Automotive News that the new system is likely to be adopted by all of VW’s North American product lineup, although no details have been finalized.

One major addition brought by the new infotainment system is roadside assistance.

Volkswagen has been watching its competitors closely to see where they failed with infotainment, and is trying not to make the same mistakes. “That’s the advantage of watching others go first,” Mahoney said.

The seventh-generation Golf has already received the brand’s infotainment setup in Europe. The car will come arrive in 2014.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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