Last week, Cantin Automotive Insider detailed how car manufacturers are lining up behind competing connected car platforms, though a few companies have jointly embraced standards for platforms. This week, there’s another competitor in the game: Volkswagen. Reuters is reporting that the German auto maker plans to invest $4 billion by 2025 to build a cloud computing-based platform that will connect vehicles and customers to products and services such as car sharing and autonomous driving, as well as retail and “infotainment” applications. The new platform, called vw.OS, will begin appearing in some VW electric vehicles in 2020.
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