On January 5th Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO Volkswagen, Sascha Keller, CEO DoorBird and Richard Choi from LG officially opened CES 2016 in Las Vegas with their keynote speech. The keynote included the presentation of the VW electric car which VW uses to demonstrate the clever connection between the IoT and the automotive world of today.
Imagine you’re in your car on your way home and you’re expecting friends to come over to watch a soccer game, but you’re running late. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could open the door for your friends comfortably from the car while you’re still on the road? The union of the IoT and the automotive world will make such scenarios reality in the future.
At this year’s opening show of CES in Las Vegas Dr. Herbert Diess invited Sascha Keller as guest speaker and representative of the IoT. In front of 2000 invited guests, the two CEO’s and Richard Choi from LG talked about their plans and visions for cars and the synergy between the IoT and the automotive world. In the course of the presentation of VW’s newest electric car Dr. Herbert Diess welcomed Sascha Keller on the stage of the Chelsea theater at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Sascha Keller was invited to demonstrate the concept of the 'connected car' with the help of the intelligent video door station DoorBird.
Already since 2010 the successful Berlin based Startup with its cloud based video door station has implemented the idea of being ‘at home’ when you are far away. In case the soccer friends show up a little earlier you can now comfortably open the door via smartphone from anywhere. And now you can open the door safely and conveniently from the car without taking the smartphone out of your pocket. The integration of DoorBird with Volkswagen’s infotainment platform makes this possible. “The connected home starts at the front door. And now, together with Volkswagen and DoorBird, the connected car and the connected home is already reality”, says Sascha Keller.