Volkswagen Smartphone Tech

Kicking in-car technology into high gear.

Volkswagen's next-generation platform offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected services, with smartphone integration available through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

Now on most 2016 Volkswagen products: the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features, giving you access to information at your fingertips. It’s called VW Car-Net, and its features are divided into three key areas: Security & Service includes connected car services and advanced telematics; Guide & Inform enhances the navigation and advanced infotainment systems; and App-Connect provides seamless smartphone integration through three interfaces: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

Your Partner in Drive.

VW Car-Net® makes your Volkswagen more like a friend. It gives advice, helps you along the way, entertains you, and watches out for you. It connects you to the world outside all from the comfort of your driver’s seat. VW Car-Net is your partner in drive.


Access and use music, mapping, and other apps on your dash from your compatible smartphone.

Guide & Inform

Enhanced navigation with real-time traffic, sports scores, weather information, and more.

Security & Service

Call for help in an emergency, set speed and boundary alerts, and check the status of your Volkswagen remotely.

Apple Car Play

Designed to be incredibly intuitive and fully integrated with Volkswagen’s infotainment system, Apple CarPlay is the smarter way to use your iPhone in the car. It takes things you want to do with your iPhone and puts them right on the car’s built-in display. With CarPlay, you can get directions, send and receive messages, and listen to audiobooks or music, through the vehicle’s touchscreen, steering wheel controls or Siri®, allowing you to stay focused on the road ahead.

Android Auto

Designed with convenience in mind, Android Auto will offer a simple and intuitive interface that enables users to access features through existing vehicle controls, touchscreen and voice actions for compatible Volkswagen models. Android Auto organizes contextual information into simple cards that appear on the overview screen when they are needed. Enhanced voice technology for compatible Volkswagen models makes controlling the features of Android Auto quick and easy with minimal distraction.

Mirror Link

MirrorLink® technology integrates select apps and operating layouts of numerous smartphones (including select phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony) into Volkswagen products. In addition to seamless integration in to a Volkswagen infotainment screen, the MirrorLink® interface will feature third party app integration including Parkopedia, Glympse, AUPEO!, miRoamer, WeatherPro, and many more.

  • VW is one of the first automakers to implement the top three technology standards for in-vehicle smartphone integration
  • VW’s Next Generation Car-Net platform offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected services in the auto industry
  • Smartphone integration available through Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®
  • Connectivity features available across VW lineup, in virtually every trim
  • Comprehensive list of connected vehicle features in three areas—“Security & Service,” “Guide & Inform,” and “App-Connect”

Model availability

VW Car-Net® is available on the following models.

  • Golf
  • Golf
    Golf R
  • GTI
  • Jetta
  • Tiguan
  • Golf Sportwagon
    Golf Sportwagon