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VW open day showcases innovations for Chinese drivers

By Zhuan Ti (China Daily) Updated: 2014-10-20 07:30

New infotainment

Volkswagen has new infotainment generation with MirrorLink and mobile online services.

Active info display: In the Passat, Volkswagen is launching an instrument cluster that has been designed as a full interactive display.

All instruments are implemented virtually via software. Only the icon lights on the upper border of the display are still implemented in hardware. Navigation information can be shown in 2D or 3D views on a 12.3-inch display. Its resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels enables extremely precise, high-quality graphics and interactive display of all details.

Head-up display: The new Passat is the first Volkswagen also to be equipped with a head-up display. It projects key information such as vehicle speed or navigation pictograms directly into the driver's primary visual field.

Smartphone integration via MirrorLink: For the first time in the Passat, MirrorLink is available - with the "Composition Media" system and above it is optional, while with the "Discover Pro" it comes as standard.

Optimized telephony: With the "Composition Media" system and above, two mobile phones can now be called at the same time. Also new is short messaging. Received messages can be read aloud via text-to-speech. Predefined templates such as "Call back" make answering safer while driving.

More innovative navigation: As a further innovation in the Passat, the "rubber band" function is used in the new "Discover Pro" system. Just like on a tablet, the displayed route can be scrolled and varied by touching a point on the route by hand.

Also a standard feature of the "Discover Media" and 'Discover Pro' systems is the ability to use speech commands to input the navigation destination.

Online via Car-Net: For the Passat, Car-Net is offered in combination with the "Discover Media" and "Discover Pro" radio-navigation systems. This new sub-brand incorporates mobile online services.

Rear-seat entertainment in detail: Integration of a wide variety of devices in the new Passat includes tablets.

Volkswagen is offering a new app for tablets to access functions of the "Discover Media" and "Discover Pro" systems via Wi-Fi, and thus from the back of the car as well.

VW open day showcases innovations for Chinese drivers

VW open day showcases innovations for Chinese drivers

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