Experience the Unprecedented Usability of App Connect From VolkswagenMar 17th, 2017
Technological advancements, both in and out of the automotive world, have been trending toward smart, human-centred design. Always ahead of the trends and consistently focusing on user-experience, Volkswagen has introduced a new way to connect the driver to their vehicle. Use your voice, your fingertips and App Connect’s powerful processor to maintain this connection. With our handheld devices being so integral to our personal and professional lives and our daily commutes becoming longer and more vehicle dependent, App Connect is VW’s way of keeping drivers safely connected while on the road. Hands-free and compatible with both Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, the App Connect system brings you the multimedia experience you’ve grown to expect from today’s modern vehicles.
Displayed on a selection of stunning, full-colour touchscreens, your media, contacts, messages and a navigational system are brought to life. Connecting to the system is easy, simply use a USB cable to connect your smartphone and mirror your phone’s interface on the in-car display. Once you’re connected, you’ll find that the new and improved interface is much simpler to navigate than VW’s earlier iteration of the same technology. They’ve said goodbye to lengthy menus, hidden options and convoluted file trees and hello to a sleeker, user-friendly system. While you have access to a range of media mediums from popular apps such as Spotify, Apple Music and Podcast (just to name a few), Apple and Adroid users alike will be happy to know they are able to explore the world through the Google Maps app.
Available in almost all of the 2016 models, you have a choice between a range of units which feature touchscreens ranging from the 5-inch Composition Color model which can find in the base trim models to the 6.3-inch, 800×480 capacitive display with proximity sensor found on the Composition Media and Discover Media models. The improved functionality of App Connect means that while you have seamless access to the touchscreen, you can also use the power of your voice to dictate messages in the myriad of communications apps available. Hands-free, clearly visible and created for enhanced driver experience, the App Connect system brings the world to your VW.