Volkswagen Group of America Launches Startup Accelerator

Volkswagen Group of America Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) and Plug and Play Tech Center have partnered to create a startup accelerator program.

The Sunnyvale, CA-based Volkswagen ERL Technology Accelerator Powered by Plug and Play is designed to accelerate 10 select startups from various industries to help develop next-generation technologies that can be applied in the automotive domain.

Participating companies will access to hundreds of investors, corporations, and mentors within the Plug and Play network, exposure at Plug and Play events, regular educational seminars, and office space.

The program is currently accepting applications from technology startups in areas including social media/recommendation engines, vehicle related mobile device integration, parking apps, detection apps, display/data integration, voice/sound recognition, and visual computing.



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