Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Technology’ Category
Volkswagen vehicles provide the utmost peace of mind for safety, especially with the multitude of safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control, which utilizes sensors to help a Volkswagen vehicle maintain a set speed and distance from the cars ahead of you. View here to learn how Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control works. (more…)
Volkswagen vehicles provide a high level of convenience, especially with their helpful technologies. This includes the Volkswagen Keyless Entry System with Push-Button Start/Stop, which does away with the inconvenience of using keys. To learn how to use the Volkswagen Keyless Entry System, view here. (more…)
Volkswagen makes it easy to ensure that your tires are adequately inflated with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. There are multiple reasons why the tires on your car should have the recommended tire pressure. Underinflated tires decrease vehicle control, along with reducing the life of the tire and fuel economy, while overinflated tires also decrease vehicle control and can cause an explosive flat. View here to learn how to use the Volkswagen Tire Pressure Monitoring System. (more…)
Parking can be a challenging and stressful endeavor, especially if attempting to do it in a crowded location like here in the Los Angeles-area. However, with the Volkswagen Park Assist feature, which provides assistance with parallel parking or backing into a spot that’s perpendicular to the road — parking is a much easier endeavor. View here to learn how to use the Volkswagen Park Assist feature. (more…)
It’s not only very challenging to make a call with your phone while driving, but it’s also very dangerous. With the voice recognition system in select Volkswagen models, you can connect your device using Bluetooth technology and place a call with voice commands — while you safely keep your eyes on the road. View here to learn how to make a phone call with the Volkswagen Voice Recognition System. (more…)
In order to keep your Volkswagen running strong over the long haul, it’s important to keep it well-maintained. This cause is aided by the VW Car-Net Vehicle Health Report, which provides information on the current status of the vehicle, including warning notices, overdue maintenance events, and information on driver assistance systems. (more…)
Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect works together with Android Auto to deliver your preferred apps across compatible phones directly to your vehicle’s dashboard. Read on to learn about the key steps you must take before connecting Android Auto. It’s a piece of cake once you get going!
Use VW Car-Net® App-Connect to Link with Android Auto
1. Getting Started: Download the Android Auto App
If you’ve downloaded any apps to your Android smartphone in the past, you possess Google credentials that you can keep using. If you haven’t, you’ll need to create an account and log in. Then simply visit the store and download the Android Auto App. In a hurry? You may directly access the app’s store page here.
2. Connect with a Charging Cable
Use the charging cable that came with your Android device to connect to any open USB port in your vehicle. Turn on your vehicle’s infotainment interface, and make sure your phone is on and unlocked. Your vehicle’s lights and interfaces should be on, but your engine should remain off.
3. Select “Menu” and “App-Connect”
Just to the right of your infotainment screen, you’ll find a button labeled “Menu”. After you press this hard key, you’ll be able to select “App-Connect” in the middle of the touchscreen.
4. Choose Your Connection and Find Your Device
Pressing “App-Connect” will take you to another menu. Here, you’ll want to press “Setup,” located near the bottom-right of the touchscreen. The default setting is “MirrorLink,” an OS-neutral smartphone interface. Select “Android Auto” instead.
Since you’ve already connected your compatible smartphone using the charging cable, you can then immediately press “Device List,” and select your phone.
5. Start the Data Transfer Process
When the data transfer screen appears, select “OK” to continue. This will kick-start the transfer process from your phone to your vehicle. It might take a moment, but you’ll soon enjoy complete integration with your smartphone and your vehicle.
6. Enjoy All Android Apps on Your VW Display!
When the process is complete, check your phone for confirmation! You’re ready to enjoy all of your favorite apps on your easy-to-see VW touchscreen display.
After you’ve made the initial link, VW App-Connect® Bluetooth® allows you to connect without the clutter. Whether you decide to connect with the cord, or without, you’ll enjoy all of your favorite features on the go, as soon as you start your engine!
Can I Pair My Phone with the VW Bluetooth® App?
Prior to the invention of VW Car-Net® App-Connect, the easiest way to connect a compatible smartphone to your vehicle was with the VW Bluetooth® app. Today, virtually all new Volkswagen vehicles near Hollywood continue to offer Bluetooth® connectivity as a standard feature.
Although it doesn’t offer the same range of functionality as connecting to Android Auto, connecting to the VW Bluetooth app is a simple, streamlined way to start enjoying your favorite music and podcasts right away. It’s easy to do in any Bluetooth-compatible model.
Here’s how to connect to the Bluetooth® app in a Volkswagen:
- Make sure that your phone’s Bluetooth® setting is turned on. You can usually find this feature in “Settings.”
- Make sure that your vehicle is parked, and turn the key to the “On” position. (Your lights should be on, but your engine should not be.) Then, search for “VW Phone” in your device’s list of compatible devices.
- Select “VW Phone” from that list, and you should connect right away! Once you’ve paired, it will ask you if you’d like to connect automatically in the future.
Are you having trouble connecting to Bluetooth® in a Volkswagen? If you’ve connected to the VW Bluetooth app in the past, the problem likely has to do with your pairing settings. Go into the Bluetooth folder on your phone, locate “VW Phone,” and “Forget” the pairing. Then reconnect using the same method identified above.
Follow Us for More Information about Volkswagen Technology
Finally, we want to make sure that you understand how to avoid distracted driving — and connecting to Android Auto using VW Car-Net® App-Connect can help you to avoid this serious problem. Visit us today at Volkswagen Santa Monica to experience Android Auto for yourself!
Driving around Beverly Hills can be a hike (sometimes literally), but when you have VW driver assistance features like the VW Blind Spot monitor, things are a bit easier. Find out how the VW Blind Spot Monitor works, and take a look at the various models offered with this safety feature and the entire VW Driver Assistance Package.
How VW Blind Spot Monitor Works
The “blind spot” is the area behind the driver on the left and right side of the car that prevents one from seeing another vehicle. The VW Blind Spot Monitor is a special driver assistance safety feature that’s offered on new VW vehicles, which allows drivers to be aware of vehicles in their blind spot.
The Blind Spot Monitor uses two radar sensors, located on the left and right back bumpers of the vehicle. When these sensors detect that an object is located within the range of the driver’s blind spot, it alerts the driver by flashing a “blind spot” LED light warning signal on the left and right side view mirrors. It works alongside Rear Traffic Alert, which can detect oncoming traffic before it enters the range of your blind spot.
VW Driver Assistance Package
In addition to the Blind Spot Monitor, Volkswagen offers a variety of other sonar- and sensor-based safety technologies via the VW Driver Assistance Package, which includes:
- Front Assist
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Traffic Alert
- Lane Assist
- Park Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Park Pilot
VW Vehicles with Blind Spot Monitor
The Blind Spot Monitor is available throughout the new Volkswagen lineup, including models like:
Stay Safer in Beverly Hills with the VW Blind Spot Monitor
Check out the VW Blind Spot Monitor and the rest of the safety features offers on new VW models at Volkswagen Santa Monica.
What 2017 Volkswagen Models are the Safest?
It was a big year for Volkswagen as they had six 2017 models earn the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick, vehicles must have earned good ratings in IIHS tests evaluated in five categories: frontal impact moderate overlap, frontal impact small overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. It must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention. The 2017 Top Safety Pick+ is issued to vehicles that have met all of the Top Safety Pick criteria and must offer headlights that earn at least an acceptable rating for visibility and lack of excessive glare. (more…)
How to Use Volkswagen Dynamic Chassis Control
Driving a car engineered for sporty and thrilling performance isn’t just about a powerful engine or sport-tuned suspension. Models like the Golf GTI and Golf R also have the available Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), allowing you to have the driving experience you want. If your model has these capabilities, then you’ll surely want to understand how to use the Dynamic Chassis Control.