Car-Net Features in 2016 VW Models: Advantages and Benefits

Benefits of the Upgraded Car-Net Features in 2016 VW Models

Car-Net Features in 2016 VW Models: Advantages and Benefits

Most of the 2016 Volkswagen models have already been released, and one of the most welcome upgrades to the new VWs is the innovative Car-Net system. With the Next Generation Car-Net platform, your Volkswagen is essentially turned into a digital friend, with the ability to give you advice, help you along the way, entertain you and watch out for you.  

Features of VW Car-Net

The features of VW Car-Net is divided into three different areas, with each offering a unique set of customer benefits—“Security & Service” includes connected car services and advanced telematics, “Guide & Inform” enhances the navigation and advanced infotainment systems, and “App-Connect” provides seamless smartphone integration through three interfaces: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

Security and Service

Volkswagen understands the importance of feeling secure with your vehicle, and that’s why they created Car-Net’s “Security & Service” features. Consumers have the ability to access the Car-Net Security & Service suite through the innovative online Customer Web Portal as well as an advanced app for smartphones. Available Security and Service features include Automatic Crash Notification, Manual Emergency Call, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and remote vehicle access. Also offered is Family Guardian, a suite of features that help families, including speed alert and boundary alert.

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MIB II Infotainment System

The all-new MIB Infotainment system not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features available in the automotive industry today. The new technology provides consumers access to information, right at their fingertips, available across nearly the entire Volkswagen range.

VW Car Net
VW Car Net - Apple CarPlay


With the outstanding App-Connect feature, Volkswagen becomes one of the first automakers to offer three of the dominant technology standards available for in-vehicle smartphone integration. Understanding that one of the most important updates to the second generation of Car-Net is app and operating platform integration, the new App-Connect system creates seamless smartphone integration across smartphone brands utilizing three options— Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

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With all of the outstanding features of the upgraded Car-Net, consumers have many more reasons to drive away in one of the superb new 2016 Volkswagen models. If you’re interested in reading more about Volkswagen related news and information, be sure to follow us on the Capistrano Volkswagen Blog.