German car maker Volkswagen has joined the assembly line of auto manufacturers who are offering an Apple Watch app to connect to their vehicles.
The app will allow users to lock and unlock their vehicle’s doors, open and close windows and the sunroof, show the vehicle’s location, and set off a low-key alarm if you can’t find your car in the parking lot.
The app also includes the Car-Net features of speed tracking and boundary notifications, allowing parents to track their where their offspring go, and how fast they drive to get there.
“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, 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 app also includes the ability to check their fuel level on gasoline and diesel models, and the charge level on all-electric Golf models.