CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2018
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Volkswagen Group of America is the North American operation headquarters and subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen sold 10.5 million vehicles globally in 2017, the most of any manufacturer.

In 2013, Volkswagen introduced VW Car-Net, a Connected and Mobility Services system that offers convenience and ease of access to Volkswagen owners through a variety of features and tools. With technology evolving quickly, VW is preparing to launch an updated version of VW Car-Net with new features and technologies starting with model year 2020 vehicles. As a result, it is important that dealers and customers be made aware of the benefits of this new version of VW Car-Net.

Our VW Car-Net Demo App provides a platform where users are introduced to and familiarized with VW Car-Net while at the dealership. Our app guides users through several tutorial modules. Each module explains the functionality of a VW Car-Net feature, acquainting users with the advantages of their connected car services while simultaneously engaging with the VW brand.

Our app consists of five tutorial modules that explore VW Car-Net features including Registration, Remote Services, Vehicle Health Reports, Navigation and Guardian Services.

To encourage the greatest number of potential VW customers to learn about VW Car-Net, our app supports both Google Android and Apple iOS mobile devices.

Our VW Car-Net Demo App is written in Kotlin for Android and Swift for iOS. Firebase Analytics is integrated into each app to gather usage statistics.