Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

How Does the Adaptive Cruise Control Feature Work in Your Volkswagen?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control

What Is Adaptive Cruise Control? 

Navigating rush-hour traffic can be exasperating, especially after a tiring day at work. Also, monotonous highway driving could get on your nerves. At such times, don’t you wish for a co-driver in your cockpit? The Adaptive Cruise Control feature fitted in most Volkswagen models is such an intelligent function that works as a co-driver. What is Adaptive Cruise Control? By using a radar sensor, camera, and navigation system data, the Adaptive Cruise Control system maintains a set speed from the vehicle in front of you. Additionally, it monitors the traffic situation and applies the brakes and accelerates as needed. Along with the Side Assist feature, this system can be of great help on highways. At Team Gunther VW in Daphne, AL, we present a video prepared by the Volkswagen brand that explains the system in further detail. If you want to understand the intricacies of this system in person, you could schedule a test drive.   

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How Does the Side Assist Feature Work?

Monday, December 6th, 2021
Lane Change Assist System

An Overview of the Lane Change System 

Changing lanes, especially on the highway and traffic-ridden city roads, can be quite challenging. The Volkswagen brand has considered this. Two radar systems in the rear of your Volkswagen keep an eye on the areas behind you and the blind spots at the sides. Whether or not you wish to change the lane, the Side Assist feature warns you of potential risks if you decide to go for a lane change. This feature is active at speeds of 30 km/hr or higher. Interestingly, the Side Assist feature is always offered with Rear Traffic Alert as a standard feature and Lane Assist as an optional system. At Team Gunther VW in Daphne, AL, we provide you with a video prepared by the folks at Volkswagen that gives you an overview of the lane change system. 

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Why Is It Easy to Back up with Your Volkswagen?

Saturday, November 27th, 2021
Rear Traffic Alert

How Does the Rear Traffic Alert Work in Your Volkswagen? 

Backing up or reversing any vehicle can be a big pain! The Volkswagen brand has considered this. It presents the Rear Traffic Alert. How does the Rear Traffic Alert work in your Volkswagen? This system uses two radar sensors integrated into the front bumper, which scans for traffic approaching from the sides. You are alerted if it detects an obstacle. If you don’t react, it undertakes an emergency stop. To understand how it works better, at Team Gunther VW in Daphne, AL, we provide you with a video prepared by the folks at Volkswagen.  

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Need help using the latest VW technology? Connect to smartphone apps wirelessly today

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
The touchscreen used by the 2022 Volkswagen Taos.

How do I wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™?

Volkswagen adds a new level of technology with each passing model year. A few 2021 and coming 2022 models will have some of the most advanced connectivity technology that the automaker has ever seen. One of the newest additions to the VW lineup is the addition of wireless connectivity to popular suites of smartphone applications. Are you wondering, ‘How do I wireless connect to Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™,’ the product experts at Team Gunther Volkswagen are here to help. Our team found a couple of videos that will walk owners, step-by-step, through the process of connecting their compatible smartphones to the new VW infotainment system without becoming entangled in wires. If you have any additional questions about using this technology, make an appointment with one of our product experts today by calling, 855-660-8226.  (more…)

Volkswagen introduces new active safety features in 2021 models

Friday, March 26th, 2021
The Volkswagen steering wheel will control many of the safety functions now available.

What does Volkswagen Travel Assist/Emergency Assist do?

There are a lot of advances in technology happening in and around the world of Volkswagen vehicles. Lately, the automaker’s coming roster of electric vehicles has been getting a lot of attention and that is overshadowing some of the safety innovations that can be found in several models available at the Team Gunther VW showroom right now. One of the newest features can actually work with other systems to take control of the vehicle and bring it safely to a stop if needed. So, what does Volkswagen Travel Assist/Emergency Assist do? Our team found a helpful video and wanted to share it with you. Let’s take a closer look at some of this technology’s highlights.  (more…)

Volkswagen has designed its technology to very user-friendly

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.

Does Volkswagen support wireless smartphone access?

Volkswagen is on the cutting edge of in-vehicle connectivity technology in the 21st century. For the 2021 model year, our manufacturing partner is equipping several of its most popular vehicle platforms with the MIB3 infotainment system. Not only will most, if not all of these vehicles be equipped with a large glass-covered touchscreen, but it will also continue to offer access to a wide range of applications – but with a twist. So, does Volkswagen support wireless smartphone access? Yes, it does. Any VW vehicle that is equipped with the MIB3 infotainment system will be able to wirelessly connect their compatible iOS or Android smartphone to the vehicle’s software without getting tangled. Let’s take a look at this impressive feature.  (more…)

The VW ID.4 can communicate without being distracting

Friday, February 5th, 2021
A photo of the ID.Light system in the Volkswagen ID.4.

What does the light under the windshield of the Volkswagen ID.4 do?

It seems like a bit of an understatement to say that the coming Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV is going to introduce the automaker’s customers to new technologyObviously, the vehicle’s high-performing, high-efficiency powertrain is going to break new ground, but equally changing is how the vehicle and the driver will interact with one another. So, what does the light under the windshield of the Volkswagen ID.4 do? Current vehicles relay information to drivers using digital screens. This has been a game-changer for sure, but this method also runs the risk of overwhelming or distracting drivers. The ID. Light system will give drivers the cues and information they need without requiring them to take their eyes off of the road. Let’s take a closer look.  (more…)

Are you using all of your vehicle’s available features?

Friday, January 29th, 2021
A photo of the touchscreen interface in a Volkswagen vehicle.

How do I connect to Volkswagen Car-Net?

The Volkswagen Car-Net system is an umbrella term for the overarching suite of software available in many of the automaker’s vehicles that allows them to do some incredible things. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I connect to Volkswagen Car-Net,’ the product experts at Team Gunther VW are here to help. Our team assists VW owners in using this technology every day. Most of these features and functions are very simple to use, but new technology can also be intimidating. That’s why our team pulled these videos from the internet to get you started. The videos featured below only represent the very tip of the iceberg of what the technology can do for you. You are always welcome to come into our showroom if you need some additional technical help.  (more…)

Volkswagen technology is the best road trip companion

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
A photo of some navigation info available in some 2021 Volkswagen vehicles.

What kind of navigation technology does Volkswagen offer?

If you will allow us a moment of Volkswagen nostalgia, the entire story of the 1960s was built on epic road trips in a Beetle. For the 21st century the list of road trip-approved VW platforms is as extensive and diverse as ever, also the automaker has given passengers the tools they need to get to where they are going as easily as possible. So, what kind of navigation technology does Volkswagen offer? The manufacturer’s infotainment system is equipped with a vast array of features that will identify alternate rounds, share points of interest and allow drivers to ask for information using voice recognition technology. Our team of product experts found a few videos that will walk you through using this equipment. If you want to see a live demonstration of this technology, make an appointment with a Team Gunther VW product expert today.  (more…)

We finally get to meet the Volkswagen ID.4!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
A right front quarter photo of the Volkswagen ID.4.

Release Date Info and official Performance Specs for the Volkswagen ID.4

Today is finally the day that Volkswagen has officially unveiled its first all-electric crossover SUV that is destined to arrive at American dealerships in 2021. We have been getting a look at this vehicle covered in camouflage to hide its body lines as well as a few tight photos of the innovative vehicle’s interior. However, now we can finally share some release date info and official performance for the Volkswagen ID.4. Team Gunther Volkswagen customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 VW ID.4 today through the automaker’s websiteAdditionally, customers will be able to choose between two equipment packages called, 1std Edition and Pro. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect to see when the new Volkswagen ID.4 arrives at the Team Gunther VW showroom.  (more…)