According to VW, it'll let you "control and monitor smart devices in their homes -- such as lights, security systems and domestic appliances -- from out on the road." While useful, that's functionality consumers also access on their phones, so it'll be interesting to see how LG and VW make their platform significantly better.
The platform will also deliver a "context-sensitive notification center" that'll send messages to drivers safely. That's something we're also seeing from existing car platforms like Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay. LG already provides batteries and audio systems to VW's cars, as Reuters points out, and it's building battery cells and the electronic motor for Chevy's Bolt electric car.