The software layer features VW.OS – our groundbreaking Volkswagen Operating System. It is constantly connected to our global Volkswagen Automotive Cloud VW.AC. Their interplay, the Big Loop, will keep the car always up-to-date with the newest features, applications, and functions-on-demand.
The Volkswagen Operating System
The Volkswagen Operating System is the software basis and coordinates everything. It will host and direct all types of applications within the vehicle – comparable to the OS in a smartphone. This makes updates and upgrades of features a breeze. VW.OS means more simplicity and more scalability. It enables new cloud related services by providing all in-vehicle data to the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. And it empowers developers as our self-owned software platform. VW.OS will be released in 2025.
The Volkswagen Automotive Cloud
VW.AC provides a safe and scalable foundation for connected and autonomous vehicles. It will soon process data from millions of cars – surroundings, condition, battery-charging, service history, remote services, weather, and more. VW.AC will accelerate innovation by providing valuable data insights. It will speed up testing, building, and deploying new ideas quickly and safely. And it will continuously deliver new value to our customers through understanding their needs. Launching in 2023, VW.AC will become the world’s largest automotive cloud.
The Big Loop
Our platform enables us to analyze real-time data from millions of cars on the road worldwide. We learn from that and develop new features and services tailored to our users’ needs. Then, we continuously update our fleet with these features over the air. This ongoing cycle is what we call the Big Loop.