2.6 million vehicles already go online using 'Car-Net', which is now available for practically every Volkswagen. The provision of information of every kind, services such as 'Breakdown Call' and online traffic information, plus the integration of smartphones and tablets are all made possible by 'Volkswagen Car-Net'. The services and apps are now just as much a standard vehicle feature as the infotainment system. The 'Car-Net' spectrum includes
'App-Connect', 'e-Remote', 'Guide & Inform' and 'Security & Service'.
'App-Connect': Via 'App Connect' it is possible to connect the infotainment systems of the 'modular infotainment matrix' (MIB) to various apps and the media library of current Apple and Android smartphones. That is done via the digital interfaces 'MirrorLinkÒ' (Android), 'Apple CarPlay™' and 'Android Auto™' (Google).
'Security & Service': The 'Security & Service' package is relatively new. 'Security & Service' gives the driver access to assistance in a wide range of situations. The main functions include services such as 'Emergency call service', 'Automatic accident notification', 'Breakdown call' and 'Service scheduling' (scheduling service with the service garage). In addition, 'Security & Service' provides functions such as checking whether the car is locked and whether the lights have been switched off. Anyone with inexperienced drivers in the family will appreciate the 'Area alert' and 'Speed alert' features. Both services notify the vehicle owner of any unauthorised occurrences. Another useful feature is the 'Online anti-theft alarm'. If an attempt is made to break into the car, the Volkswagen sends you a warning message by push notification to the Volkswagen Car-Net app or a notification by email.
Specially for Volkswagen models with electric or hybrid drive systems, such as the e-Golf, Golf GTE or Passat GTE, 'Security & Service' additionally includes the 'e-Manager'. Using this service it is possible to control functions, such as the start of battery charging or for the auxiliary heating, via smartphone or the 'Volkswagen We Car-Net Portal' on the Internet.
'Guide & Inform': 'Guide & Inform' allows you to use a wide range of online services. These include the 'Online point of interest search', 'Online destination import', 'Route import', 'Filling stations' and 'Parking spaces' features (in each case with the latest information on prices and opening times), details of 'Charging stations' (for electric and plug-in hybrid models) and 'Online traffic information'. Also available depending on the infotainment system fitted are 'Online point of interest' searching via voice control, 'Online map updates' and 'Online Gracenote' (loading track information and album covers).
More details at: www.volkswagen-carnet.com