Τέλος η VW ανακοίνωσε και αυτή την ειδική εφαρμογή που ετοίμασε για το Apple Watch. Την ονομάζει Car-Net επιτρέποντας στον χρήστη να κλειδώσει/ξεκλειδώσει το αυτοκίνητο, να ελέγχει το επίπεδο της στάθμης του ρεζερβουάρ, να ανοιγοκλείσει τα παράθυρα και την ηλιοροφή, να δει σε χάρτη που βρίσκεται το αυτοκίνητό του, να κορνάρει, να αναβοσβήσει τα φώτα, να ορίσει την ανώτατη επιτρεπτή ταχύτητα, με τους κατόχους e-Golf να μπορούν να δούνε επίσης το επίπεδο φόρτισης των μπαταριών, την αυτονομία αλλά και να ενεργοποιήσουν το σύστημα κλιματισμού.

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Volkswagen shareholders approve substantial dividend increase

  • Dr. Hussain Ali Al-Abdulla and Akbar Al Baker elected to the Supervisory Board

The shareholders of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft are to receive a dividend of 4.80 (previous year: 4.00) EUR per ordinary share and 4.86 (4.06) EUR per preferred share for fiscal year 2014. The shareholders present and represented at the 55thAnnual General Meeting held in Hanover on Tuesday voted by a majority of 99.99 percent to approve the recommendation of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board. Approximately 2.3 billion EUR will therefore be appropriated from the net profit of Volkswagen AG. Further resolutions passed by 91.93 percent of the ordinary shareholders present and represented at the Annual General Meeting included formal approval of the actions of the members of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board for fiscal year 2014.

Dr. Hussain Ali Al-Abdulla, Board Member of Qatar Investment Authority and Board Member of Qatar Holding LLC, was returned for a further full term on the Supervisory Board. Furthermore, the Annual General Meeting elected Akbar Al Baker, Minister of State and Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, to the Supervisory Board. He succeeds Ahmad Al-Sayed for the rest of his term of office. Ahmad Al-Sayed stepped down from his office as a member of the Supervisory Board with effect from the end of the Annual General Meeting.

In addition, the shareholders granted the Board of Management an authorization to issue up to a maximum of 70 million new non-voting preferred bearer shares over the next five years.

Volkswagen creates integrated commercial vehicles group

• Truck & Bus GmbH to become holding for commercial vehicle brands • Prof. Martin Winterkorn: “MAN and Scania will together become global champion” • Board Member for Commercial Vehicles Andreas Renschler: “MAN and Scania brands retain their independence” • Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh: “The holding strengthens employees’ participation rights”

Volkswagen is creating the integrated commercial vehicles group and thus putting in place a structured framework for business with mid-sized and heavy trucks and buses. Truck & Bus GmbH is to become the new Volkswagen Group holding for the MAN und Scania commercial vehicle brands. This was decided yesterday (Monday) by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. To this end, the shares in Scania AB held by Volkswagen AG will be transferred to Truck & Bus GmbH. The wholly-owned Volkswagen subsidiary already holds 75.28 percent of the voting rights in MAN SE.

Truck & Bus GmbH will establish processes specific to the commercial vehicles business, thus leveraging the full synergy potential between the brands. The company will be led by Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. The Supervisory Board, composed on a parity basis, will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft: “MAN and Scania are strong, successful brands with a global reputation. Our clear objective is to become a global champion in trucks and buses, too, and together with the workforce to take this business to the top of the industry.”

The realization of the commercial vehicles holding is an important milestone on the way to becoming a global champion in the commercial vehicles industry. “Our goal is to take the commercial vehicles holding to the top of our industry in terms of profitability, technologies and, above all, customer satisfaction. Bringing together our commercial vehicle brands under one roof means we can focus more strongly on the needs of the truck and bus business and can therefore accelerate the decision-making process”, Andreas Renschler said. “In so doing, the MAN and Scania brands retain their independence, in line with Volkswagen’s basic principle.”

Truck & Bus GmbH will steer and coordinate cooperation among the three commercial vehicle companies MAN Truck & Bus AG, MAN Latin America and Scania AB.

The CEOs of MAN Truck & Bus AG, MAN Latin America Ltda. and Scania AB will be represented in the management of Truck & Bus GmbH. The aim is to coordinate strategy, development, human resources, purchasing and other issues across the brands. This will lead to closer networking among the brands, shorter decision-making paths and swifter implementation.

The Chairman of the Group Works Council at Volkswagen, Bernd Osterloh, underscored that “together with our colleagues from MAN and Scania we supported the creation of such a holding. We need clear structures in the Group in order to act swiftly and flexibly in the various business areas. At the same time, the holding strengthens employees’ participation rights. For the first time in a supervisory board, employee representatives from MAN, Scania and Volkswagen will discuss the right strategies for our integrated commercial vehicles group together with the shareholders. We support the goal of taking our place among the world’s leading players. In so doing we will, as always, make sure there is a balance between economic efficiency and secure jobs.” Osterloh himself will become a member of the supervisory board of Truck & Bus GmbH. He will be joined on the controlling body of the integrated commercial vehicles group by one further employee representative from Volkswagen and two employee representatives each from MAN and Scania.

As a manufacturer of light commercial vehicles, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will also form part of the integrated commercial vehicles group and will report to Andreas Renschler; furthermore, the brand will continue to maintain close ties with the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand where the synergies mainly lie.

VOLKSWAGEN TO OFFER CONNECTED-CAR FEATURES ENABLED BY NEW APPLE WATCH

Volkswagen’s Car-Net® app will sync with new Apple Watch

VW customers will be able to remotely lock*/unlock doors; check fuel level or charge status; set up speed and boundary alerts and more from their Apple Watch

Herndon, VA (May 5th, 2015) — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is excited to announce that VW’s Car-Net® platform will enable Apple Watch functionality for many new Volkswagen vehicles. The Apple Watch app will be available globally on all VW Car-Net® enabled vehicles allowing for enhanced connectivity on the go.

“These high-tech features, available through the Car-Net® app for Apple Watch, are paving the way to Volkswagen’s future of connected vehicles,” said Abdallah Shanti, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer for Region Americas. “As a part of Volkswagen’s Digital Vehicle Management Platform, this was a truly collaborative effort between our Technical Development and Group IT teams.”

The Car-Net® app for Apple Watch will allow VW customers to control a host of features and functions that are available through the Car-Net mobile app and Customer Web Portal directly from their wrist. Owners can keep an eye on their vehicle from afar, remotely locking* and unlocking doors and viewing the status of doors, windows and sun roof (open or closed). Finding a parked vehicle is a snap, with a map of the current vehicle location, walking or driving directions to the vehicle and the ability to honk the horn and flash the lights remotely. Customers can also receive speed and boundary alert notifications to monitor certain drivers in their households.

Drivers of Volkswagen vehicles with gasoline and TDI® Clean Diesel engines may remotely check their fuel level, while those driving the all-electric e-Golf  will be able to check their current charge and estimated driving range, turn charging on or off and access climate control features.

VW Car-Net® is available on select trims of 2014 and later Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat and Tiguan models and on all trims of 2015 and later Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen and e-Golf models. For additional details, go to www.vw.com/features/vw-car-net/.

Car-Net for Apple Watch will be available in the App Store for Apple Watch, found in the Apple Watch app on iPhone®.

Volkswagen is committed to driving the development of more connected and intelligent vehicles. The VW Car-Net® integration with Apple Watch adds to the recent announcement made at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, introducing the second-generation “modular infotainment platform” (MIB II) which will feature advanced app and smartphone integration. Along with the new infotainment system, MirrorLink™ will integrate the apps and operating layout of numerous smartphones (including Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony) into cars. When MirrorLink™ is introduced, two other interfaces will also be launched under the App-Connect label: Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ (Google®).