New Volkswagen Telematics System Is Called Car-Net
A key feature of VW Car-Net is its automatic crash notification service. If the car is involved in a collision and the air bags deploy, the automatic crash notification service springs into action, transmitting information about the car and its current location to the Car-Net Response Center and putting a Car-Net Customer Specialist in touch with the Volkswagen's occupants. The Customer Specialist can then connect occupants in the car to local authorities in order to speed assistance or rescue.
In addition to this safety feature, Car-Net provides location-based roadside assistance, stolen-vehicle assistance, the ability to schedule service appointments, and, if the car is equipped with a navigation system, the ability to send a destination to the system for route planning.
A VW Car-Net mobile application is available through the Apple iTunes App Store. Using the app, a Volkswagen owner with an active subscription to Car-Net can remotely lock or unlock the vehicle's doors, check the status of locks and lights, and even find the car using the Last Parked Location function.
Car-Net will not be available on every Volkswagen model. Initially, only certain versions of the Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan will be offered with the technology.