VW improves connectivity

Volkswagen has replaced its MyVW app with a new version called WeConnect that offers a host of improvements and additional functionality.

Compatible with both iOS and Android, it is now available for download and use by Volkswagen customers and forms part of the ‘Volkswagen We’ ecosystem, which offers a growing range of vehicle-related digital services and mobility offerings that can be used in-car or via smartphones.

Volkswagen Connect: Application with Dataplug

The WeConnect Go app features include; MyVolkswagen (displays the most important vehicle information such as fuel level, mileage and battery voltage), Service Appointments (enables customers to send appointment requests to their preferred Volkswagen dealer), Get help (24-hour roadside assistance), Trip Monitor (digital logbook which is easily exported as a PDF and can be used for SARS vehicle claims) and Driving Challenges (points awarded for a safe and efficient driving styles).

WeConnect Go offers an easy ‘Plug & Play’ car connectivity solution where the user receives all the car’s information on their smartphone. The WeConnect Go app works hand-in-hand with the Data Plugs.

The Data Plug, which is connected into the vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) system, reads data relating to the vehicle and sends it to the vehicle owner’s smartphone via Bluetooth.

Data plugs will be offered as standard on Volkswagen models from the Polo Comfortline and above, as from July 2020. Data plugs will be available as optional items for older Volkswagen models dating back as far as 2008, but excluding the previous generation Polo Vivo.

The WeConnect Go and Data plug roll-out commenced with T-Cross customers and is now being extended to the entire Volkswagen range. Volkswagen customers are able to get their Data Plugs fitted to their vehicles by their Volkswagen dealer.

More information on the WeConnect Go app is available on the Volkswagen website: https://www.vw.co.za/en/innovation-technology/we-connect-go-for-everyone.html

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