It is part of a business plan that Volkswagen said would “create the world’s largest automotive ecosystem that links dealers with cars and with customers”.
Volkswagen this month followed up its 49 per cent purchase in 2018 of digital services company Diconium by buying the remaining stake.
Volkswagen has been working with Diconium at the car-maker’s We Campus in Berlin since July 2019. The campus is intended to be the hub for Volkswagen to bring together about 900 specialists for the development of mobility and digital services.
The global online sales platform will allow Volkswagen customers to purchase and manage all the upcoming ‘We’ services and on-demand functions for their connected vehicles.
The functions available will include multimedia streaming, automatic payment for fuel, battery charging and parking, and over-the-air updates.
In addition, the online sales platform will be linked to the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, which is also being developed by VW’s software division in conjunction with Microsoft.
But while the program is going ahead in Europe, Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) told GoAutoNews Premium that there are no details of any Australian involvement.
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