Category Archives: Technology

2019 Jetta GLI driving on interstate

What does GLI mean on a Volkswagen Jetta?

GLI Designation: Not Just a Name

Like its sibling, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI has a mysterious name. In many inventories, the Jetta GLI is listed separately from the Jetta (including ours). But why? What makes the Jetta GLI special over other significant high-level Jetta models, like the R-Line? Well, we’re here to explain it.

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2020 Tiguan driving on city streets

How much does Volkswagen Car-Net® cost?

Volkswagen Relaunches Car-Net®…And It’s Free

Car-Net® is one of our favorite features from recent Volkswagen models. Being able to interact meaningfully with our Volkswagen vehicles via our smartphones is something that you may not realize is desirable until you get to use it. That being said, we wished that it was available on more Volkswagen models. Well, it seems that Volkswagen thought so too…the new Car-Net® is more widely available for 2020.

But how much does Volkswagen Car-Net® cost? Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 VW ID.3 driving down the street

Does the Volkwagen ID.3 make any noise?

What does the Volkswagen ID.3 sound like?

One of the strangest things about electric vehicles, at least to those of us used to combustion engines, is how quiet they are.  You don’t realize how much you depend on hearing while driving until a car shows up right next to you and you didn’t know it was there because it didn’t make any noise.

Turns out this is a problem for more than just drivers. One group that is very much at risk due to the electric vehicle noise reduction is the sight-impaired. That exact concern is why, as of July 2019, electric vehicles are required to make some sort of exterior drive noise at sub-20 mph speeds.

With the new Volkswagen ID.3 currently in production, we were wondering…

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2020 Atlas Cross Sport parked outside house

2020 Atlas Cross Sport specs and details

New 2020 Atlas Cross Sport Details Revealed

The Volkswagen Atlas is an industry leader in the SUV market. With fantastic performance, generous cargo space, and spacious three-row seating, its no wonder that people look to it as something that sets the bar.

However, if you follow Volkswagen at all, then you’ll know that they like to do performance and racing variants of their vehicles. With custom off-road versions of the Atlas showing up at SEMA 2018 and 2019, enthusiasts have been anticipating a sort of R-Line version of the Atlas. Volkswagen did us one better.

Here are the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport details. Read the rest of this entry >>

A driver entering a destination into the Volkswagen Navigation System

Can I manually enter a destination for the Volkswagen Navigation System?

If you’re the type of person who frequently goes on trips or heads to unfamiliar places, then a navigation system in a car is a very useful aid for you. The navigation system in Volkswagen models is quite sophisticated with detailed and up-to-date information, while providing user-friendly controls. Along with its automatic settings with locations, the Volkswagen Navigation System also enables you to manually enter a destination. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tire Pressure Monitoring System in 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

How the Volkswagen Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Works

It’s important to have properly inflated tires for your car. Overinflated tires decrease the ability to control your car and can result in an explosive flat, while underinflated tires also decrease vehicle control, along with reducing the life of the tire and fuel economy. Thankfully, Volkswagen vehicles make it easy to know if you have the correct tire pressure with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). To learn how the TPMS works, view here. Read the rest of this entry >>

Demonstration of Volkswagen Voice Control Help function on an infotainment system touchscreen

How to Use the Voice Recognition “Help” Function in a Volkswagen Car

Volkswagen aims to provide a convenient driving experience, including providing easy access to information. This can easily be accomplished via the voice recognition “Help” function, with commands to help you get the information that you need about the features and services of your car. To learn how to use the voice recognition “Help” function, view here. Read the rest of this entry >>

Graphic of Volkswagen MEB architecture

The Groundbreaking Volkswagen MEB Platform Honored at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Awards

Volkswagen MEB Platform and 2019 AVT ACES Award

The Volkswagen MEB (Modularer Elektrobaukasten) electric vehicle platform is the core component of Volkswagen’s push to produce many electric cars in the upcoming years, including the Volkswagen I.D. family of electric vehicles. Recently, at the 2019 AVT ACES awards, which was hosted by Autonomous Vehicle Technology (AVT), Volkswagen was honored for its work on the groundbreaking MEB platform. Read the rest of this entry >>