Volkswagen have created an app called Car-Net for the Apple Watch
By: Click4Reg Team
Last updated: 11 May 2015
The Car-Net app created by Volkswagen is designed to work with the new Apple Watch. The app will only work with VW Car-Net enabled vehicles. Only some models of the 2014 Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat and Tiguan will be enabled but Car-Net will be available on all models of 2015 Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf Sportswagen and the e-Golf.
The app will have several exciting features, it will allow the user to remotely lock and unlock the doors.
View the status of the doors or sunroof – if you have left them open or shut.
You will also be able to locate your car when it’s parked - the app will provide a map to guide you with walking or driving instructions, which will be quite useful if you have parked in an airport car park and cannot remember where you parked after two weeks away.
There is the option to change the climate control settings of your vehicle from your wrist.
You can remotely flash the headlights and sound the horn of your vehicle.
Another great feature of Car-Net it allows you to check how full your fuel tank is, if you have the e-Golf you can check how charged the battery is and how many miles there is left in the estimated driving range.
On top of all that, if you have any young drivers taking your car for a spin, you can keep an eye on the speed limits and if the car has been taken beyond the boundaries you have set. The app will receive notifications indicating if an automatic crash emergency response has been activated and ‘health updates’ on your Volkswagen – if your brake pads are wearing etc.
Abdallah Shanti the Executive Vice President and Group Information Officer for Region Americas said These high-tech features, available through the Car-Net app for the Apple watch, are paving the way to Volkswagen’s future of connected vehicles. As a part of Volkswagen’s Digital Vehicle Management platform this was a truly collaborative effort between our technical development and group IT teams.
What do you think of this new technology? Would you ever use it?