Volkswagen strengthens its connected car tech with My Volkswagen Connect app

My Volkswagen Connect app is a sim-based application that effectively transforms a regular driving experience into a connected one. This app is available with 3 years of free subscription and 3 years of warranty.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 27 Oct 2020, 20:06 PM
Representational file photo of a Volkswagen (VW) logo. (Bloomberg)
Representational file photo of a Volkswagen (VW) logo. (Bloomberg)
Representational file photo of a Volkswagen (VW) logo. (Bloomberg)
Representational file photo of a Volkswagen (VW) logo.

Volkswagen India on Tuesday announced the launch of its connected car solution – My Volkswagen Connect. This is basically a sim-based app that transforms a regular driving experience into a connected one. It was also introduced as a standard fitment on the recently launched VW Polo GT TSI and Vento Highline Plus cars.

The company claims that the new My Volkswagen Connect comes with a 'simple and easy user interface'. In order to use the technology, the user will need to plug in a dongle to the on-board diagnostics of the vehicle. The application can be downloaded on any smartphone and can be paired to any Android/ iOS device.

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“At Volkswagen India, we have relentlessly been working towards enhancing and providing our customers the best of technology and connected solutions. Today, we introduced the upgraded ‘My Volkswagen Connect’ app that offers customer convenience and safety at their fingertips," said. Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

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The company claims that the app analyses the user's driving style by accumulating data such as speed, braking behavior, coolant temperature, acceleration and RPM. The customers can also reach out to the customer care or Road Side Assistance using the app in case of emergencies. Also, the app will be useful in scanning, uploading and storing critical vehicle or related official documents. It can also be used to set renewal reminders for the car's insurance and receive ‘over the air’ (OTA) software updates.

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“Customers will have access to real time vehicle analysis and assistance that would make them aware of their vehicle condition, driving patterns and enhance the overall fun-to-drive experience that a Volkswagen stands for," Knapp added.

First Published Date: 27 Oct 2020, 20:03 PM IST
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