With the world of technology constantly advancing, the automotive industry sometimes has a difficult time keeping up. However, Volkswagen has always embraced this ever-changing industry and it continues to do so by ensuring that its drivers and vehicles are equipped with the latest technological advancements.
Recently, Volkswagen announced that new 2022 VW vehicles will be able to utilize a popular and innovative technology called Car-Net. This advanced technology allows you to interact with your vehicle without physically being near your vehicle. Here is a look at how this advanced technology can enhance your overall experience with your vehicle.
What is Car-Net and How Does it Work?
Car-Net is a downloadable app that connects drivers with their vehicles. With just the touch of a button, drivers can view important information about their vehicle as well as interact with some of the vehicle's advanced features. To use Car-Net, users can access the Car-Net button that is located inside the vehicle. They can also download the Car-Net app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Users can download the app for free, but must subscribe to the services in order to use them. However, there are several vehicles that offer a Car-Net subscription for free.
With Car-Net, VW owners are able to interact with their vehicles in a variety of ways. However, there are four basic service categories that Car-Net provides.
If you are one of the many people who forget when to take your vehicle in for regular maintenance, Car-Net has you covered. With the health reports section, owners can easily view when their vehicle will need its next oil change. It can also let you know if any component of your vehicle is malfunctioning and needs to be repaired.
If you need to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle serviced, you can make an appointment at your favourite service departments from the convenience of the Car-Net app.
The innovative app also allows you to interact with certain features of your car. For example, let's pretend that you just arrived at work and realized that you forgot to lock the door on your vehicle. Instead of leaving your station and walking all of the way out to the parking lot, you can open the Car-Net app and lock the doors with a push of a button. The app also allows you to unlock the doors and make the horn honk and the headlights flash if you feel someone is getting too close to your vehicle. On cold mornings, you can use the app to start the ignition from the comfort of your home so that the heater is running whenever you are ready to get inside the vehicle.
Safety and Security
Car-Net also has a variety of safety features that come standard with the system. Have you ever gone to the mall and forgotten where you parked your car? With Car-Net, you no longer have to scour the large parking lot looking for your vehicle. Instead, you can use the convenient car-finder tool to get the exact location of your vehicle. If you are having trouble finding a parking spot in the lot, Car-Net has teamed with Parkopedia and can help guide you to the best parking spot in the lot.
This category offers other helpful features which include:
- Anti-Theft Alerts
- Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
- Emergency Assistance
The system can also sense whenever the vehicle gets into a collision. If you are involved in an accident and the airbags are deployed, the Automatic Crash Notification system will try to contact the driver and notify emergency services if needed.
Getting your driver's license is an exciting time for everyone. And while most parents are happy that their child has reached this milestone, having your child behind the wheel can cause a certain amount of anxiety. With Car-Net, you can have added peace of mind knowing that your child is driving responsibly. You can monitor how fast your child drives. You can also set boundaries and curfews, which gives you complete control of where and when your vehicle can be used.
What Vehicles Currently Support Car-Net?
There are a variety of 2021 and 2022 vehicles that come equipped with Car-Net capabilities. Some of the vehicles that support Car-Net this year include:
- 2022 Atlas
- 2022 Atlas Cross Sport
- 2022 Golf R
- 2022 Golf GTI
- 2022 Tiguan
- 2022 ID.4
When you purchase these new models, you will receive a four-year subscription to Car-Net.
Explore the New Technology Today
With so many Volkswagen vehicles offering the Car-Net technologies, there has never been a better time to purchase or lease a VW vehicle. If you have any questions about which specific models and trim levels offer Car-Net, feel free to contact us today.