Stay better informed on the road with Car-Net’s “Guide & Inform” services. If you’re looking for exciting destinations nearby, you can get up-to-date traffic information right from the internet, and much, much more.
With Online Traffic Information, almost real-time changes to your route are displayed showing up-to-date traffic information from the internet. This allows you to be informed of traffic disruptions ahead of time and the service will help you get around traffic jams.
Online Destination Import allows you to send individual destinations to your vehicle’s navigation system prior to the start of your trip. The destinations can be imported via the Car-Net portal. An easy-to-view detailed page shows additional information and provides you with the option of allowing yourself to be guided straight to your destination.
|Be prepared: With the Online Route Import you can easily use routes in your Volkswagen that you’ve created on your PC or tablet. As soon as your navigation system is connected with the internet and has the necessary map data, you can import up to five routes created in the Car-Net portal.
Thanks to My Points of Interest (POI)*, you can import points of interest to your vehicle’s navigation system before you start your trip. In addition, you can categorise individual points of interest and put them together as a package.
* not available for the Touareg
|Whether you’re looking for a bank, a boutique or a bistro: Online POI Search allows you to look for your personal favourites wherever you are using Google™. Data continuously updated from the internet ensures plenty of surprising and practical discoveries. Travelling is just more fun this way.
With Parking Spaces you can conveniently look for suitable parking spaces in the vicinity of your vehicle’s current location without getting frustrated. The application shows the total number of spaces and the number of free parking spaces. In addition, the service provides information on prices, opening times and distances. Corresponding parking spaces are displayed on the map view of your radio navigation system.
The filling stations service gives you stress-free information on filling stations in the immediate vicinity of your vehicle. Besides the location, the search results also provide information on fuel prices and opening times. The search can be started manually when required or automatically when the fuel tank drops below a pre-defined level.
With our Car-Net Charging Stations service (available for e-vehicles and hybrids) all your needs will be taken care of. The service finds the next available electric charging station and conveniently connects to your navigation system, ensuring that you will arrive at your destination relaxed and without any detours.
|The Vehicle Health Report provides information on your vehicle’s current status, for instance, before you leave on a trip. It lists existing alerts and due or overdue scheduled maintenance and saves these.
|With the help of the News application you can get up-to-date information on issues that really interest you. The latest news from the providers you have already subscribed to is displayed on your navigation system screen. This means you can enjoy a relaxed journey without missing out on what's happening in the world.
|Thanks to the Weather service you can get up-to-date weather information for your current location, destination or other predefined places. The system also takes into consideration the expected time of arrival. All data is clearly displayed on the navigation system screen.
Seize the day. The Time Manager service is there to help. On your smartphone, it synchronises with your calendar and calculates the best time to leave, based on current traffic and navigation data. This means you always get to your appointment on time – and you can plan your day better.
Online POI search (voice control) allows you to look for your personal favourites wherever you are using Google™ - it’s voice activated. Data continuously updated from the internet ensures plenty of surprising and practical discoveries, making travelling even more fun.
|Always up-to-date: The Online Map Update allows you to conveniently and easily load new navigation data to your Volkswagen infotainment system via the internet. As soon as updated maps are available, you will be informed of the data usage and the required storage space. The selected updates will then be downloaded and installed to your infotainment system.
*The Guide & Inform Premium services are only available for the Touareg.
|With the Hybrid Radio service, there will be no more dividing line between conventional and internet radio. If you leave the broadcast area, you will be able to keep listening to your favourite local broadcast thanks to the automatic transition to online streaming.
No matter where you are, you no longer have to miss out on your favourite radio programmes and podcasts thanks to the Internet Radio.
|High-resolution 3D displays of your surroundings make navigation through selected cities easier and provide realistic impressions of attractions and streets.
Be informed and get there faster: The Online Route Calculation takes the current traffic situation into account and continuously recalculates your trip time from the start of your trip.
|Experience navigation using fascinating satellite images. This realistic display of your surroundings will make it easier to find your way and allow you to discover new favourite destinations.
To be able to use Guide & Inform Car-Net services, your Volkswagen must have a navigation system. This includes “Discover Media” and “Discover Pro”, as well as Innovision Cockpit, available for the Touareg. This way you’ll be ready to use these practical online services. Additional requirements: A Volkswagen user account and a smartphone with internet access.
Together with the “Discover Pro” navigation system, we also recommend the “Business” mobile phone interface, which allows you to set up a WLAN hotspot in your Volkswagen. This way, you and your passengers will benefit from the wide range of Car-Net offerings. The CarStick LTE2 quickly and easily creates an internet connection and a WLAN hotspot in your Volkswagen for your “Discover Media” navigation system.