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Volkswagen launches Car-Net app for Apple Watch

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Volkswagen yesterday launched a new app for the Apple Watch called Car-Net, which allows users to remotely lock and unlock the doors, check the fuel level or charge status, set up speed and boundary alerts and more.

Car-Net will be available worldwide through the App Store and compatible with most new Volkswagen models equipped with a connectivity system including select trims of 2014 and later Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan models, as well as on all trims of 2015 and later Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, and e-Golf models.

“These high-tech features, available through the Car-Net® app for Apple Watch, are paving the way to Volkswagen’s future of connected vehicles,” said Abdallah Shanti, Volkswagen's Executive Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer for Region Americas. “As a part of Volkswagen’s Digital Vehicle Management Platform, this was a truly collaborative effort between our Technical Development and Group IT teams.” 

The launch of Car-Net ties in with the January introduction of Volkswagen's second-generation “modular infotainment platform” (MIB II), which will feature advanced app and smartphone integration. 

As previously reported, other automakers such as Porsche and BMW have created their own app for Apple Watch.