Volkswagen Car-Net Technology

 

Overview

VW Car-Net technology helps you easily connect to your car and the world around you. Think of it as a friend that provides directions, entertains you, and can even call for help during an emergency. This multi-functional subscription service features a trio of service categories to meet your needs on the road: App-Connect, Guide & Inform, and Security & Service. It is one of the most advanced systems of smartphone-to-vehicle integration yet, with a great deal of apps and available features.

 

App-Connect

App-Connect is the category of features that comes free of charge with Volkswagen Car-Net. It includes services such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink, letting you access helpful and entertaining apps for navigation, weather, music, and even communication. Essentially, App-Connect acts as an extension of your smartphone. Through it you can use voice control with iPhone to make hands-free phone calls and send text messages. With Android Auto, you can easily view all your contacts on the display screen and use Google Assistant to make calls and ask your phone for information. It also syncs your contacts and calendar entries, and takes locations you’ve been to as well as addresses sent through text messages and syncs them to your Google Maps navigation system. Navigation has never been so personalized to your specific needs.

 

Guide & Inform

Guide & Inform hosts a package of helpful features such as satellite navigation, weather reports, and traffic updates, so that you can plan your route as safely and efficiently as possible. It also shows the closest gas station prices and sports scores, which can be seen through Sirius XM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link (you’ll get a free 3-month trial subscription, after which you can decide if you want to keep those services).

Satellite navigation is far more advanced than before, as now you can be informed of road construction or heavy traffic, letting you find the best route to your destination. It also shows thousands of points of interest with 2-D and 3-D bird’s-eye view, for a whole new perspective on where you’re heading. Not only that, but the system learns your frequent routes and can make suggestions based on that. And no matter your listening preferences – music, sports, or talk radio – SiriusXM Satellite Radio has tons of commercial-free stations for your listening pleasure. With SiriusXM, driving has never been more entertaining.

 

Security & Service

This category of features allows you to access important information for your vehicle. It lets track your vehicle, have increased security, receive vehicle health reports that show your car’s diagnostics, and instantly connect with emergency services in the event of more than a minor collision. When you need it most, Safe & Secure has emergency assistance features such as manual emergency calling, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle location assistance, and automatic crash notifications. Through remote vehicle access, you can check the status of your vehicle, lock and unlock doors, honk the horn, flash the lights, find your car’s last parked location, and send directions to the vehicle’s navigation system.