VW to Transform New Cars into "Smartphones On Wheels"
“We are in the process of reinventing Europe’s largest automaker,” Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn said ahead of the Frankfurt International Motor Show that starts this week. “By 2020, we will have transformed all of our new cars into smartphones on wheels.”
The move is in reaction to Apple, Google and Tesla. VW wants to develop fuel-efficient models that provide more media connectivity for the wired lifestyle of modern consumers.
While this is the way that I expect the whole auto industry to be moving, I am not sure how I feel about it. The future will be one where kids today ask parents what it was like to actually drive cars. It will be weird.
They can develop their own but VW won't sell much of their firs self driving model until there's more competition other than Google and Apple.
Will be interesting to see which one will come out on top between Google and Apple. We can probably look at their mobile device sales as a judge on their popularity. Which one is more popular? Andriod or Apple?
I want to say Apple will come out on top due to the types of products they have and how well they sell and how much people love them, but Google has a lot of good things to bring to the table... but then again products are key and Apple has just that.
Starting to seem like Apple might just have the most futuristic looking thing to come out. and getting people to buy might not be a problem at all with how good they've been with selling the devices they've sold already.