Austrian office Volkswagen has decided to sell a particular device DiBox, which is a “black box” that records all the routes travel by car, and tracks its current location. Thus representatives of Volkswagen expect to attract the attention of buyers to the “connected vehicle” with telematics technology.
DiBox device provides passengers access to the data contained in atvomobile via smartphone. Black Box is suitable for use on new cars Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, as well as on older models. These Germans intend to “democratize” connected cars, as stated by Alan Feyvi, head of Porsche Holding. The cost of the unit is estimated at 299 euros, and for the operation relies annual contribution of 49 euros. Total for the current year in Austria polaniruyut sell about 6,000 copies DiBox, then it will be available for other brands of German concern.
Volkswagen, like many other automakers, is actively engaged in the development of wireless technologies that can facilitate driving, in particular, driving using the autopilot. The EU supports the initiative, and even going to make it mandatory equipping new cars on the market, the special emergency system in case of an accident will send a signal to the emergency services.