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Car-Net.

Connected en route. With Car-Net.

Experience a new dimension of comfort and infotainment with Car-Net. It connects your vehicle with your smartphone and the Internet, allowing you to retrieve useful up-to-date information from the world wide web. The system is intuitive and practical to operate, and can be controlled using your smartphone or the touchpad of your radio or navigation system.

Guide & Inform.

Better informed on the road.

With Guide & Inform, you can receive information on the traffic situation and weather in real-time from online databases and find interesting destinations such as hotels, restaurants or the best-value petrol stations. Guide & Inform is available to you free for three years as an integral component of the optional "Discover Media" and "Discover Media Plus" navigation devices.

The services in detail:

News that truly interest you.

Always stay up to speed: With the newsfeeds from Car-Net, you can arrange your own news selection. Setting up the newsfeeds can be done simply and conveniently on the Car-Net customer portal, and news reports will be automatically transferred to your radio or navigation system. You can stay informed on the road at the touch of a button whenever you like.

  • Shows current news on the navigation system display
  • Draws from numerous online sources via RSS, RDF, ATOM and XML
  • Able to save 10 newsfeeds simultaneously
  • Updates them automatically when there is Internet connection and service availability

This service can only be set up and controlled in the Car-Net customer portal.

Personalise your POI search.

Create your own special destination list on the Car-Net customer portal, e.g. favourite restaurants, beautiful excursion destinations, and business addresses. In addition, you can download public lists of POIs from the Internet, and import them into Personal POI, e.g. cafés and fuel stations.

  • Saves individual POI packages for personal special destinations
  • Categorises POIs using freely selectable text and descriptive icons
  • Imports POIs into the navigation system at the touch of a button before setting off
  • Compatible with many standard file formats: .asc (TomTom, Igo, Navigon); .csv (Route66, Garmin, Navman); .gpx (Garmin) and .kml (2.0, Google)

This service can only be set up and controlled in the Car-Net customer portal.

Plan at leisure, arrive at peace.

Plan your journey with multiple stops from the comfort of your own home. Fix your destinations online via the Car-Net customer portal, and import these into the navigation system of your vehicle. You can save, name and sort destinations on the customer portal before transferring them to the vehicle.

  • Enables comfortable travel planning with a PC, tablet or smartphone
  • Allows for public destination to be input, e.g. tourist sights, trade fairs or public authorities
  • Provides an address search, for instance, for your favourite restaurant, your child's kindergarten or your business contacts
  • Permits manual inputting of coordinates

This service can only be set up and controlled in the Car-Net customer portal.

It helps when the car checks itself.

The "Vehicle Health Report" provides information on the current status of the vehicle, for instance before a journey. It lists warning notices and due or overdue maintenance events and also archives them. In addition, the current status of driver assistance systems is displayed. The Vehicle Health Report can be requested automatically or manually.

  • Automatically creates reports after a certain period of time or after a set distance
  • Sends notifications via email or SMS as soon as an automatically generated vehicle report has been created
  • If a manual vehicle report is requested, this will be created as soon as the car goes online
  • Shows status information such as tyre pressure, fluid levels, brake wear and service intervals
  • Provides information on warning notices and maintenance intervals

Take your destination with you.

Be prepared: with the Online Route Import service you can easily use routes created on your PC or tablet in your Volkswagen. As soon as your navigation system is connected to the Internet and has the required map data, you can import up to five routes created in the web portal.

  • Imports up to five routes into the Infotainment system
  • Allows for convenient route planning via PC or tablet
  • Can record up to ten stopovers per route

Your vehicle, your destinations.

Find special destinations with the Online POI Search. It works like a standard search engine, and delivers more numerous and detailed results than the database of the navigation system. Operation couldn't be easier: Determine the search area with a place, address or selection on the map, then input the search term – and pick the point of interest.

  • Offers a free text search for more unusual places
  • Receives destination information continuously from the Internet
  • Shows additional information about the destinations, e.g. name, telephone number and opening times
  • Allows you to start navigating directly from the app

This service can only be set up and controlled in the Car-Net customer portal.

 

Avoid traffic jams.

Online Traffic Information supplies you with up-to-date information on the traffic situation, traffic jams and traffic obstructions, as well as easing of congestion, and assists you in adapting your route spontaneously to the prevailing traffic conditions. The service is easy and intuitive to use, prioritises reports that concern your route, and dynamically guides you around traffic obstructions.

  • Enables online retrieval of traffic data in real-time
  • Offers detailed and descriptive information on traffic reports
  • Supplies dynamic route guidance with faster alternative routes depending on the traffic situation
  • Illustrates the information in colour on either a classic 2D view or 3D satellite map

This service can only be set up and controlled in the vehicle.

 

Always refuel at the right time for the best price.

Easily locate the nearest fuel station and the best-value fuel prices. You can start the search manually or program it to be carried out when the fuel tank reaches a defined tank level.

  • Displays fuel brands, location data, current fuel prices, and opening times
  • Can be sorted by price or proximity
  • Detects the fuel type of your commercial vehicle
  • Allows you to start route guidance directly from the results list

This service can only be set up and controlled in the vehicle.

Don't search: Find!

Find a free spot nearby in a public parking space or in a car park, without the frustration of a long search. This service shows everything at a glance: Opening times, prices, proximity, and capacity. This service does not provide information on the height of car parks.

  • Find a parking space within a 10 kilometre radius of your current location or destination
  • Easy to use and delivers reliable results
  • Displays free parking spaces on the navigation system map
  • Allows you to start navigating directly from the results list

This service can only be set up and controlled in the vehicle.

Know how the weather will be.

Receive up-to-date weather information: Temperature, wind situation and precipitation radar. You can choose to display the weather at your current vehicle location, at the destination or a general map with selected locations.

  • Easy to use and delivers fast weather information
  • Shows detailed weather reports and 3-day forecasts
  • Takes the planned arrival time at the destination into account
  • Displays the information clearly in the navigation system display

This service can only be set up and controlled in the vehicle.

Everything at the right time.

Seize the day. The Time Manager service will be by your side. It synchronises with your calendar and calculates when it's best to leave, based on current traffic and navigation data, meaning you always get to your appointment on time – and can plan your day better.

  • Helps you plan appointments better
  • Accesses address information and entries in your personal calendar
  • Calculates your ideal departure time based on current traffic information
  • Offers a detailed overview of suggested Routes, upcoming appointments and preferred Destinations

App-Connect.

Operate apps via the radio or navigation system.

Smartphones have a suitable app for every occasion. With Car-Net App Connect you can use them for practical support behind the wheel: Display selected apps on the radio or navigation system and control them easily using the touchpad or the vehicle’s control elements. 

Volkswagen’s “Composition Media” radio system and the “Discover Media” and “Discover Media Plus” navigation systems support Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

Smartphones are handy, always with you and for every situation there is a suitable app. With MirrorLink™ you no longer have to be behind the wheel without this practical tool. Simply connect your smartphone (that needs to have the MirrorLink™ function) to the vehicle and use your apps easily on the screen of your infotainment system.

Here you find some selected Volkswagen Apps:

Shared Audio.

The soundtrack to your life.

Music connects. Shared Audio allows you create a joint playlist with all the passengers in your commercial vehicle quickly and easily. This means more fun for everyone onboard – be they friends, family or colleagues.

  • Creates a joint playlist from multiple music sources
  • Connects readily via a wireless hotspot and App-Connect
  • Functions with multiple smartphones simultaneously
  • Allows for uncomplicated editing of playlists 

My Guide.

Open for new discoveries.

My Guide shows your tips for well-known recommendation portals, and makes it easier to discover new places – e.g. a new breakfast café or a DIY store nearby.

  • Finds interesting destinations in the area
  • Makes the search more efficient thanks to the handy "Smart Filter" criteria
  • Enables start navigating directly from the app
  • Offers "Last Mile" function: Continue navigating to the destination after leaving the vehicle 

Call & Remind.

Taking care of business during the drive.

With Call & Remind you can make notes of reminders or tasks, and then deal with them when traffic situation allows. For instance, you can create a shopping list while driving, make a reminder for a doctor's appointment or make a business call.

  • Makes an efficient use of driving time more effective
  • Allows you to compose reminders out of contact info, location, speech memos, and notes
  • Offers various filter functions for greater clarity
  • Enables you to start a telephone call from the app 

Drive & Track.

Travel routes with greater confidence.

Drive & Track plots out regularly travelled routes and automatically generates waypoints, to which you can add speech memos in order to make the trip safer and more comfortable. The collected information makes driving with foresight easier, and helps to save time and money while avoiding stress.

  • Records bends, uphill and downhill incline, speed, and steering angle
  • Supports and informs you when travelling the route again
  • Visualises, analyses and compares plotted routes
  • Offers a speech memo function to record personal waypoints, e.g. accident black spots, toll roads and clearance heights

Apps from cooperating partners.

Discover popular apps from other providers.

Whether it is for information, entertainment or service: The Car-Net App-Connect range is growing all the time. To name a few examples:

Glympse
Location transmission in real-time: Absolutely safe and uncomplicated.
Android app now on Google Play (ENTER LOCAL LINK!)
Download the iOS app from the App Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK)
Download the Windows Phone app from the Microsoft Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK)


Aupeo
The largest selection of Internet radio stations: Browse through thousands of radio programmes from across the world.
Android app now on Google Play (ENTER LOCAL LINK!)
Download the iOS app from the App Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK)
Download the Windows Phone app from the Microsoft Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK)

miRoamer
The largest selection of Internet radio stations: Browse through thousands of radio programmes from across the world.
Android app now on Google Play (ENTER LOCAL LINK!)
Download the Windows Phone app from the Microsoft Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK)

Parkopedia
The world's largest parking space information database: Availability, opening times and prices in real-time.
Android app now on Google Play (ENTER LOCAL LINK!)
Download the iOS app from the App Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK)
Download the Windows Phone app from the Microsoft Store (ENTER LOCAL LINK).

Android Auto™  from Google enables you to operate suitable apps safely from your smartphone using the Android operating system while driving. With Google Voice, you operate everything by voice input, and you can listen to songs using Google Play Music, Pandora or Spotify, for example. Many other apps are also already supported. For further information please visit the Google website.

With CarPlay™ from Apple, you can manage selected apps from your iPhone while on the move. The apps can be operated with all the ease that you’ll have come to expect from an iPhone. Maps, phone, news, music – everything just at the touch of a button. And if you choose, you can even operate the system by voice control. For further information please visit the Apple website.

Technical requirements.

To use the Car-Net mobile online services in your vehicle, you need the right infotainment system. Find out here which devices are compatible with which services. All of the systems shown support Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

If you would like to use Car-Net Guide & Inform, select the “Discover Media” or “Discover Media Plus” navigation system. Both systems are also suitable for the use of Car-Net App-Connect. They feature a 6.33” touchscreen with proximity sensors as well as a navigation function with 2D and 2.5D map views and two SD card slots. The integrated CD player plays audio CDs, MP3s and WMA files. External devices can be connected via Bluetooth, AUX-IN or the USB port compatible with the iPhone and other devices.

The “Composition Media” radio system is the right choice for using the Car-Net App-Connect mobile online services. It includes a 6.33” touchscreen with proximity sensors, an MP3- and WMA-compatible CD drive and an SD card slot. External devices can be connected via Bluetooth, an AUX-IN interface or the USB port compatible with the iPhone and other devices in the glove compartment.    

Car-Net App-Connect is also available for the “Discover Media” and “Discover Media Plus” navigation systems. These also support the Car-Net Guide & Inform functions.

Connection technologies.

Different connection options are available to you depending on which service you wish to use.

Mobile Hotspot.
Connects the "Discover Media" and "Discover Media Plus" navigation systems with the Internet via the mobile hotspot on your smartphone. Prerequisite: a mobile network tariff with sufficient data volume.

Volkswagen CarStick.
The UMTS CarStick uses a separate SIM card to supply its own wireless hotspot, independent of the smartphone connection. Only usable in conjunction with the "Discover Media" navigation system.

USB cable.
Connect your smartphone and radio or navigation system with a suitable USB cable in order to use Car-Net App-Connect. The cable is already included with most smartphones on delivery.

Availability according to models.

Car-Net is available for these Volkswagen Commercial vehicles.

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