Volkswagen has launched the first generation of its Car-Net in-car assistance system on select 2014 models.
Volkswagen Car-Net offers technology convenience features such as location-based roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, remote vehicle unlock, and destination assist for compatible factory-installed navigation units. Beginning with the 2014 model year, the in-car system will be available on select trims of Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, CC, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Eos models.
The suite of features is available with a single Car-Net subscription, which new-car buyers will receive a six-month trial for free. A one-year plan is available for $199, two years for $378, three years for $540, or month-to-month for $18. According to the German automaker, Car-Net can be accessed through three different ways: in-car through the VW Car-Net buttons on the overhead console, through the Internet, or through a mobile app.
“Volkswagen Car-Net is a multifaceted connectivity system, seamlessly integrated into many of our cars,” said Frank Weith, General Manager, Connected Services. “Not only does it offer our consumers an added sense of security with features like Automatic Crash Notification, but it also offers various convenience features for day-to-day use, such as Remote Vehicle Status and service appointment scheduling.”
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