- Play infotainment system jointly developed by Visteon and VW Brazil
- Features a 10.1-inch screen as well as built-in apps
- Gets a split-screen setup with connected car features
Volkswagen Play infotainment system: What is it?
The VW Play infotainment system made its debut on the Volkswagen Nivus four-door SUV coupe last year. Developed jointly by Volkswagen Brazil and automotive component maker Visteon, it features a 10.1-inch touchscreen that has a 1540x720 pixels resolution. The system also gets a split-screen setup and doubles as a rear-view camera monitor.
The Play system features a variety of downloadable applications globally, and for India, it will have built-in ones like Gaana.com, among others. It will also have user-defined profiles, offering a long list of personalisation options.
Live-streaming of music and audio podcasts via SIM-based internet access (likely to be an eSIM), along with in-car Wi-Fi, are also expected on the Play system in India. It will have a “Valet mode” where owners can block all details via a passcode before giving the vehicle to the valet. Connected vehicle tech and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available as well.
While this system has been developed for Volkswagen SUVs, the Skoda Kushaq that was unveiled in India had a similar setup, which confirms that both SUVs from the Volkswagen Group are expected to come with this infotainment system.