Volkswagen has taken the first step on the journey towards the connected car by launching the WeConnect Go app in South Africa.
The app which is compatible with both iOS and Android, is now available for download and use by Volkswagen customers.
The WeConnect Go app 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.
The WeConnect Go app, which replaces the MyVW app, has a host of new innovative features which are designed to simplify the experience for Volkswagen customers. These features include; MyVolkswagen (displays the most important vehicle information like 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.