Siri Gets In-Car Upgrade with Volkswagen Car-Net® Mobile App

Volkswagen News

If you connect your Apple phone to your Volkswagen vehicle, there’s good news for you from VW. In its latest update, the Volkswagen Car-Net® mobile app gained two new categories of commands you can give Siri to communicate with your vehicle.

When your Apple device is running with iOS 12, you’ll essentially be able to use Siri as an additional car fob. After logging into Volkswagen Car-Net®, you can ask the virtual assistant to complete basic tasks like enable the Flash or Honk & Flash commands, check estimated mileage with gas or battery, and lock or unlock the vehicle. For instance, if you’re unsure if you remembered to lock your car at night you can simply tell Siri to lock it for you.

The other available commands will be personalized shortcuts you can create with the Volkswagen Car-Net® mobile app. These include locating your vehicle,s starting or stopping charging, and defroster.

“We are constantly looking at innovative ways to make VW Car-Net more convenient and relevant for our customers,” said Abdallah Shanti, EVP, Global Chief Information Officer Volkswagen Brand & Car-IT. “With Siri Shortcuts, creating voice commands to use with our mobile app was a great opportunity to do just that! Integration with Siri helps our drivers keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”

If you’re ready to make communicating with your car as easy as picking up your mobile phone, contact us at Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington to learn more about compatible models on our lot.