It's a good question and one that not many know about. But as it stands in this age of tech savvy kids the call for connectivity between all your gadgets has never been higher. Now FullLink isn't relatively new in fact it's first iteration started around 2013 but now it is available on more customer orientated cars.
So, what is FullLink?
FullLink is a mixture of 3 softwares (MirrorLink, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay) contained in the SEAT touchscreen that allows the driver to easily access the use of his or her smartphone without picking it up. So how does it work? it's as simple as plug in your charger and you are away. With it's intuitive design you are able to read messages, call your friends or even use your phones inbuilt satellite navigation to help you traverse the land (will use network provider data). FullLink's focus is to give the driver full control of your phone in the comfort of your car so you're able to safely use your device without taking your eyes off the road.
Allows you to access any Android based phone and give you full functionality whilst on the road. Take advantage of easier and more responsible access to navigation, music and phone apps while you drive. The apps run on the smartphone, but you see them on the dashboard display and hear the audio via the car's speakers. With MirrorLink, huge icons make apps easy to use and you can control navigation, music and more as easily as turning on a blinker. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of cars and smartphones, Mirror Link makes connected driving easier, safer and more enjoyable. It gives you full access to compatible mobile apps in an easy and safe way. Features such as 'Read To Me', which literally reads your messages and synced social media updates, and the outstanding SEAT DriveApp, which uses 'Challenger' to make you perform better on the road will ensure you not only have fun behind the wheel, but stay connected at all times.
How it Works
To set up and start enjoying a completely new driving experience, you simply have to connect your smartphone (Android OS only) to the USB port in your car. This allows you to control your phone through buttons on the steering wheel, the built-in touchscreen display or with voice recognition. MirrorLink will display all the options available to control your smartphone, so you can enjoy being connected and having a safe trip all at once.
Together with Google, we've made all the features you use every day on your Android smartphone seamlessly and safely compatible with your SEAT. Get ready for connected driving with AndroidAuto. With a simple, intuitive interface and voice-activated commands, AndroidAuto lets you use all the features on your smartphone, right from the steering wheel of your SEAT, its built-in display, or with Google Voice control.
How it Works?
Getting started with AndroidAuto couldn't be easier. just connect your Android phone to your SEAT, choose AndroidAuto in the menu that appears, configure once, and you're ready to hit the road. What happens next is up to you: make calls, send and receive messages, get directions, listen to music...all simply using your voice.
3rd Party applications include:
• Spotify • Skype • Joyride • NPR One
CarPlay takes all your favourite iPhone features, and brings them seamlessly into your car. It's a safer way to stay connected to all the things you love while you're out on the road, and it's all controlled using Siri voice commands and gestures, or your car's inbuilt display.
How it Works
Getting started with CarPlay is as easy as, well, using your iPhone. All you do is connect it to your SEAT's USB port, configure it once, and you're good to go. You can control all your favourite apps from your steering wheel, or activate Siri and use voice commands to message your friends, find your way around, or choose music while you drive.
Sytner currently have offers available on the following models which include FullLink: