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What happens when you combine Apple iPhone and Volkswagen Beetle?

Volkswagen iBeetle
Zen Terrelonge


Devices / iPhone / April 23rd 2013 at 11:43AM

Well, you get the iBeetle, of course.

Volkswagen has sped into the mobile market at the Shanghai Auto Show by 'forming an alliance between two iconic products,' with said products referring to Apple's iPhone and the VW Beetle, thus creating the iBeetle.

The car giant's new Beetle and Beetle Convertible models come with an iPhone-based interface, which comprises a specially developed docking station and app. It means drivers will be able to click their phone into place and use it to navigate, make hands-free calls, play music and more.

Features of the app include: Spotify and iTunes-based song play, engine measurements, travel tracking, reading messages aloud, virtual rewards and more.

The iBeetle will be available in early 2014, while the colours have been linked to the design of the iPhone, coming in 'Candy White', 'Oryx White Mother of Pearl Effect', 'Black Monochrome', 'Deep Black Pearl Effect', 'Platinum Grey', or 'Reflex Silver'.

The partnership is the latest in a line of recent mobile and motoring endeavours, with T-Mobile and Audi on a mission to create the 'ultimate mobile device,' Volvo introducing voice control, and Ford bringing SYNC to Europe. Additionally, a fifth of cars in the US and Western Europe are set to run apps by 2017.