Volkswagen recently unveiled an Apple mobile device feature for the VW Car-Net mobile app, with two types of Siri voice commands: phrases to help control a VW vehicle and shortcuts with personalized phrases. The feature is offered with iOS 12 on Apple devices.
Siri Voice Commands for Controlling VW Vehicle Functions
Users of the VW Car-Net Mobile App can control different functions of the vehicle with Siri voice commands. This includes locking and unlocking the vehicle, checking the estimated mileage with the fuel or charge left in the vehicle, and enabling the Flash or Honk & Flash commands. To do this, all a user needs to do is say the command into their Apple device. For example, if one wants to unlock their car, they would just say, “Hey Siri, unlock my car.”
Siri Shortcuts with a Personalized Phrase for VW Car-Net
In addition to controlling different vehicle functions, VW Car-Net users can add several shortcuts to Siri with a personalized phrase, including a “where is my car” command, a start/stop command for charging, defroster, and climate, and a set climate temperature command.
Apple CarPlay Smartphone Integration for VW Vehicles
Another great feature in new VW vehicles is Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, which offers users the ability to run select smartphone apps directly on the vehicle’s display. For non-iOS users, Android Auto and MirrorLink are available.