Everything you need to know about Volkswagen Connect, My Volkswagen App and Car-Net
In the modern age of technology it can be a little confusing as to 'what you can do' in a car, we hope this comprehensive guide will answer all your questions
What is Car-Net?
In the latest models of Volkswagens' Car-Net is factory fitted into your infotainment display. Car-Net comes with three essential components:
*The two security & service functions require a customer account to be set up in the Car-Net website **Only available in conjunction with "Composition Media" radio system or the "Discover Media" and "Discover Pro" navigations. Car-Net "App-Connect" includes the MirrorLink™, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™. The availability of these technologies may vary from country to country. Car-Net “App-Connect” is already supported by many mobile phones and Volkswagen works closely with major smartphone manufacturers to enable support for Car-Net App-Connect technology. For current information on the compatibility of new mobile phones and ones that are already on the market, please visit www.volkswagen.com/car-net.
What is VW Connect?
So you've purchased a used Volkswagen but want more functionality with your standard kit? VW Connect offers retrofit car connectivity for customers' cars dating back to 2008. Each DataPlug is connected to customer's car which will send data to their smartphone via Bluetooth. This allows the customer to view data such as fuel, driving style, recent journeys and a pin point location of where they parked their car. Even better, this is supplied FREE OF CHARGE!
Main functions of VW Connect:
My Volkswagen App
What is the My Volkswagen app?
Sometimes you need to look at what's going on in your car without actually being in it, the My Volkswagen App is designed for just that. Whether you have a new or used Volkswagen or you are currently awaiting your new car the My Volkswagen App is for you.
Main functions of My Volkswagen app:
The VW Connect App and the DataPlug support smartphones with iOS from software version 9.0 and Android operating systems from software version 5.0.