Volkswagen Apple Watch App Works as a Remote Control, Displays Speed and Boundary Alerts

Volkswagen Apple Watch App Works as a Remote Control, Displays Speed and Boundary Alerts

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Volkswagen has announced an Apple Watch app that can remotely control select vehicle features, locate a vehicle, display vehicle status, and receive speed and boundary alerts. The app will be available globally on all VW Car-Net enabled vehicles allowing for enhanced connectivity on the go.

“These high-tech features, available through the Car-Net app for Apple Watch, are paving the way to Volkswagen’s future of connected vehicles,” said Abdallah Shanti, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer for Region Americas. “As a part of Volkswagen’s Digital Vehicle Management Platform, this was a truly collaborative effort between our Technical Development and Group IT teams.”

The Car-Net app for Apple Watch will allow VW customers to control a host of features and functions that are available through the Car-Net mobile app and Customer Web Portal directly from their wrist. Owners can keep an eye on their vehicle from afar, remotely locking* and unlocking doors and viewing the status of doors, windows and sun roof (open or closed). Finding a parked vehicle is a snap, with a map of the current vehicle location, walking or driving directions to the vehicle and the ability to honk the horn and flash the lights remotely. Customers can also receive speed and boundary alert notifications to monitor certain drivers in their households.

Drivers of Volkswagen vehicles with gasoline and TDI Clean Diesel engines may remotely check their fuel level, while those driving the all-electric e-Golf will be able to check their current charge and estimated driving range, turn charging on or off and access climate control features.

VW Car-Net is available on select trims of 2014 and later Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat and Tiguan models and on all trims of 2015 and later Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen and e-Golf models.

You can download Volkswagen Car-Net USA from the App Store for free. The Apple Watch app has yet to go live. You may also want to check out this video of the Apple Watch controlling the Tesla Model S.

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Volkswagen Apple Watch App Works as a Remote Control, Displays Speed and Boundary AlertsVolkswagen Apple Watch App Works as a Remote Control, Displays Speed and Boundary AlertsVolkswagen Apple Watch App Works as a Remote Control, Displays Speed and Boundary Alerts
Mike I. - May 6, 2015 at 4:09am
In the USA AppStore, the Car-Net iPhone app has 1.5 stars. It's a hot mess. Seriously. I have an e-Golf and half the functions in the app don't work properly. I'm taking the car to the dealer to see if they can do something in the car to fix some of the problems, but they should not release anything for the AppleWatch until the get the iPhone app sorted out.
S@mur@! - May 5, 2015 at 5:31pm
I bet it can judge when to fuel up the car at the perfect time depending on the trip!
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