New Volkswagen Infotainment Technology
There are a lot of interesting things coming to Volkswagen fans and customers in the near future. However, before the automaker’s roster of electric vehicles begin to arrive, the more achievable goal is to continually improve connectivity capacity among VW vehicles. The new Volkswagen infotainment technology that will be available on several 2021 models will not only offer more convenient access to non-native applications, but also enhanced device charging capability, updated navigation and, on some newer crossover SUVs, additional driver assistance features. A few Team Gunther VW product experts did a little digging into the new infotainment technology. Let’s take a look at what they found so you’ll be up to date when these vehicles finally go on sale.
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What does the VW MIB3 system offer?
The top-line addition to the Volkswagen infotainment lineup is wireless App-Connect®. Several compatible smartphones will be able to be paired to the upgraded VW infotainment system simultaneously. Better yet, it is very easy to switch among the phones that are connected to the MIB3 system. Additionally, the voice-recognition capability offered by previous VW infotainment systems has been updated and refined for the release of the MIB3 version of the software. An illuminated USB-C input port will now be standard on all Volkswagen vehicles that feature MIB3.
New Driver Assistance Systems
If you’re one of the millions of drivers on the road who is ready for the future pop culture promised with self-driving vehicles, the enhancements made to the VW MIB3 software suite will be one step closer to making autonomous driving a reality. Travel Assist compiles information from Adaptive Cruise Control and Lake Keeping Assist to help keep the vehicle centered in the marked lane of travel with minimal input from the driver.
It is important to point out that the person behind the wheel must stay engaged and pay attention. The Travel Assist system will require the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel, which can tell if this is happening using capacitive sensors.
If you want to make sure that you’re among the first people in your neighborhood to have this technology, you can start the pre-ordering process for any 2021 VW vehicle today when you make an appointment with a Team Gunther VW product expert.