Where are we going? The new Passat’s navigation is faster, more logical and more intuitive. This is partly due to the hardware of the infotainment system with its much faster processors and partly due to its connectivity.
An example? The optional radio navigation systems Discover Navigation and Discover Pro feature the impressive Car-Net Guide & Inform function. This enables the integration of online traffic information in the dynamic route guidance and online personalised Points of Interest (POI) in the Navigation. The latter and the navigation destinations do not have to be entered into the system of the new Passat by the driver. Destinations and POI can be selected remotely by logging on to the online Car-Net Portal account where they’re then transmitted to the navigation system.
The Discover Pro infotainment system provides an even simpler answer to the simple question “Am I on the right route?” For visual guidance, Google Street View panoramic images can be displayed from the street perspective in the infotainment screen.
Thanks to Car-Net Guide & Inform, drivers of the new Passat will be better informed than ever when they opt for one of the Discover Navigation or “Discover Pro infotainment systems”.
Volkswagen’s mobile online services – available from May 2015 – not only provide answers to automobile questions such as “Where is the next available parking space in the multi-storey car park?” and “Where can I find a cheap petrol station?” Even current weather data and forecasts for locations and destinations are displayed in the navigation system.
You can even keep an eye on the current world news in the new Passat thanks to Car-Net. News feeds that you can subscribe to for free in the customer portal are arranged on the display in a user-friendly list. You can also use RSS feed to read news and new articles from Das Auto. Magazine in your new Passat.