Supporting China’s first connected car for Volkswagen MOSC

Supporting China’s first connected car for Volkswagen MOSC

Key Challenges

In order to offer a fully integrated lifestyle experience for its car owners, Volkswagen launched the Car-Net project. It provided customers with useful and entertaining apps and services for their connected cars. After being introduced in Europe, the Car-Net platform was brought to the Chinese market as the “Mobile Online Service for China” (MOSC). Positive Thinking Company was asked to leverage its experience to integrate the platform with local services for geolocation, navigation, and telecommunication tailored specifically for China.

Our Approach

We created apps and services falling into three categories: “Guide & Inform”, “e-Remote” and “App-Connect”. Leveraging Google Earth and other databases, each of these categories offer unique features which allow car owners to do things such as plan trips, receive live updates on fastest routes, find cheapest gas stations, receive suggestions for points of interest, find parking, find charging stations for hybrid or electric vehicles, set interior temperatures based on trip departure time, find where the car is parked, activate doors and lights remotely, track car health, create shared playlists to be used on trips and a wide variety of other features. All of the services and apps are available through the car’s onboard computer as well as the platform’s web-based portal and mobile app.

Benefits

The MOSC project was the first connected car platform in China and continues to be a pioneer in the ongoing evolution of automotive lifestyle technology.

Technologies & Partners

Liferay
Liferay
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Java

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