Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Technology’ Category

How to Use the Volkswagen Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Tire Pressure Monitoring System in 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

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…)

How to Use the Volkswagen Park Assist Feature

Monday, May 6th, 2019
A black Volkswagen Tiguan parallel parking

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…)

How to Make a Phone Call with the Volkswagen Voice Recognition System

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Making a Call Using the Voice Recognition Title and a man standing near the cargo area of a blue Volkswagen Tiguan

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…)

How to Get a Vehicle Health Report with VW Car-Net

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Person Using the VW Car-Net Vehicle Health Report App in a 2018 VW Atlas

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…)

How to Connect to Android Auto

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018


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!

1. Make Sure You Have a Google Sign-In on Your Phone

You’ll need to have the proper Google credentials on your compatible smartphone, so make sure that you create an account and confirm that you’re ready to go before accomplishing the next steps.

2. Download the Android Auto App from the Google Play Store

The Google Play store is the central repository of all apps available for your Android device. Visit the store and download the Android Auto App. Directly access the app’s store page here.

3. Plug Your Device into an Available USB Port

We recommend using the charging cable that came with your phone to connect to an open USB port in your vehicle.

4. Press the App Button on Your Dashboard

Now that you’ve connected your device, press the App button on your media panel. Select Android Auto to begin the activation process.

5. 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.

6. Check Your Phone for Confirmation

At this point in the process, you should receive a confirmation message on your phone if everything has worked correctly. You must accept the connection in order to begin using Android Auto.


Android Auto will now load. You’re ready to hit the Beverly Hills roads with Android Auto!

More Information about Volkswagen Technology

Whether you’re interested in the technologies of the Volkswagen Tiguan or the Volkswagen Atlas, here at VW we offer a truly revolutionary automotive experience. Finally, we want to make sure that you understand how to avoid distracted driving — and platforms like Android Auto can help you to avoid this serious problem. Visit us today at Volkswagen Santa Monica to experience Android Auto for yourself!

About the VW Blind Spot Monitor

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Jetta side mirror

Shop New VW with Driver Assistance Packages

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.

2017 VW Top Safety Pick Ratings from IIHS

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
2017 vw passat top safety pick iihs

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…)

Fine Tune Your Driving Experience Using the VW Dynamic Chassis Control

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
How to Use Volkswagen Dynamic Chassis Control in the golf r

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.


A Volkswagen Panoramic Sunroof Provides the Benefit of Sunlight and Fresh Air to Both Drivers and Back-Seat Passengers

Monday, December 28th, 2015
Benefits of a Panoramic Sunroof

Benefits of a Panoramic Sunroof

You may hear a number of terms to refer to that window on the roof of your vehicle, such as a “moonroof,” “sunroof” or “panoramic sunroof.”  These devices can provide you with an unparalleled level of comfort and driving enjoyment, but what’s the difference between a regular sunroof and a panoramic sunroof. We’ll show you why the benefits of a panoramic sunroof are well worth it when choosing your next vehicle.


Safely Stay in Control With Volkswagen’s Lane Departure Warning System

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Benefits of Volkswagen Lane Assist Lane Departure Warning

How Does Volkswagen Lane Assist Work

One of the most modern features available on VW models today is Lane Departure Warning, which helps you avoid straying outside your designated lane. You may also hear the system commonly referred to as Lane Assist. So, how does Volkswagen Lane Assist work?