Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
As the range of crossover SUV sizes and shapes only becomes more expansive, Volkswagen has kept its offerings somewhat conservative, focusing on the siblings Tiguan and Touareg — a compact and a mid-size SUV, respectively. VW’s SUV offerings currently fit right in with other automakers’ standard SUV lineups; what could one or two smaller crossover vehicles bring to the VW family? What are the VW T-Roc and T-Cross? Who does VW hope to compete with? Will the Volkswagen T-Cross crossover have all-wheel drive? Join us as we take a closer look at VW’s future crossover plans. (more…)
Many automakers are featuring their latest innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month — Volkswagen included. After a difficult end to 2015, VW needed to start off 2016 with something exciting, not only for VW fans, but also for the larger automotive world. Read more about the Volkswagen BUDD-e concept and the Volkswagen BUDD-e concept electric range here.
First Look: VW electric car concept to be unveiled at CES
If you’re wondering about the Volkswagen engine distinctions, you’re definitely not alone. VW engineers some of the most affordable yet responsive powertrains available in the world, and that fact is the result of a long and well-maintained mechanical pedigree. So, what is a GTI engine and how is it different from what’s under another automaker’s hood? (more…)
Navigating the automotive industry can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time buying a new car. If it has been a while since you looked at new vehicles, you may notice numerous updates to safety and design language that are foreign to you. As part of our series of tips for new car shoppers, we’re looking into what active vs passive safety features are and how to recognize them. (more…)
App-Connect is part of the WV Car-Net family of services that connects you to the world outside your vehicle when you’re in the driver’s seat. Car-Net is your entertainment, navigation, weather, security and service hub 24/7, and App-Connect is the specific interface that allows you to take full advantage of your phone’s features safely when driving. If you’re interested in learning more about what VW App-Connect is and does, read on!
Will the Apple Watch work with VW vehicles?
Each year automakers have to compete with each other to have the latest and greatest in automotive technology, but with connectivity with mobile devices gaining increased importance, now they have to focus on technology outside their industry as well. Case in point the new Apple Watch, which just came out on April 24th, which may allow wearer to leave their smart phones at home. The definition of mobile device is always expanding to include more products, and now we’re asking will the Apple Watch work with VW vehicles? (more…)