DISCOVER NEW DESTINATIONS BEFORE VISITING THEM.

With Google Earth™, you can experience navigation based on fascinating satellite images. In many situations, this realistic portrayal of the surroundings will help you to find your way and discover some new favourite places at the same time.

Google Earth™

• Realistic depiction with satellite imagery

• Home in on destinations easily

• Fascinating aerial photos help you find your way

• Discover new places almost everywhere in the world

• Google maps will be saved automatically in the cache

WHAT YOU NEED TO USE CAR-NET.

DISCOVER MEDIA’ OR ‘DISCOVER PRO’ NAVIGATION SYSTEM.

The ‘Discover Media’ navigation system features a 16.5 cm (6.5-inch) touchscreen. The 2D and 2.5D map view permits route selection using three criteria (fast, short, economical). The system allows your mobile phone to be easily linked to the vehicle with the help of Bluetooth® wireless technology.

The ‘Discover Pro’ system displays 3D maps on a large 20.3 cm (8-inch) touchscreen. In addition, the destinations can be conveniently selected using voice command.

CUSTOMER PORTAL.

The Apps and Services from Volkswagen Car-Net are not only pioneering in terms of their features, but also the way in which they are operated. Once you have ordered the Car-Net services for your vehicle and registered your vehicle on the customer portal, all you need to do is activate the service in the vehicle. You can then plan your next journey from the comfort of your sofa. View relevant vehicle information on the screen of your computer or tablet and conveniently access your settings via the online customer portal.

CONNECTION TECHNOLOGIES

WLAN CLIENT.

A mobile phone tariff with sufficient data volume is required to use the WLAN client. The system connects to the Internet via your smartphone’s mobile hotspot. Depending on your mobile phone tariff and especially when being used abroad, additional costs may be incurred (e.g. roaming fees) when receiving data packages from the Internet. Use the links to download instructions on how to pair your smartphone and find out more about infotainment.

Discover Pro

or

‘PREMIUM’ RSAP AND MOBILE PHONE INTERFACE.

The Car-Net Apps and Services can also be used with the ‘Discover Pro’ navigation system in conjunction with the ‘Premium’ mobile phone interface. The integrated telephone module makes it possible to connect to the Internet when you insert a data SIM card in the slot.

Instead of using an extra SIM card, you can also use the data tariff on your smartphone, as long as it is Bluetooth®-compatible and has the remote SIM Access Profile (rSAP). Check the compatibility of your mobile phone here.

Discover Pro

or

UMTS CARSTICK.

The UMTS CarStick requires its own SIM card with sufficient data volume. The WLAN hotspot works in this way and is independent of the smartphone connection. The link will redirect you straight to the product in the Volkswagen E-shop.

Discover Pro

Google EarthTM & Google Street ViewTM

Google EarthTM and Google Street ViewTM provide life-like satellite images and 360° panoramic views of your surroundings on your infotainment system’s display. Learn how to use the services by watching this video.

Infotainment systems with Google Earth™.

Find a list of all the infotainment systems the Google Earth™ service can be used with here.

Discover Pro
RNS 850
Models with Google Earth™.

Find out which Volkswagen models can support the Google Earth™ service here.

Golf from 2015
Golf up to 2015
Golf Estate from 2015
Golf Estate up to 2015
Golf SV from 2015
Golf SV up to 2015
Touareg
Touran
Passat
Passat GTE8
Passat Estate
Passat GTE Estate9
The new Tiguan
Google Earth™ is available in these countries.

The availability of Apps and Services depends on the country.

Check here to find out whether the Google Earth™ service is available in your country.

NB: Depending on your mobile phone contract, the use of Car-Net abroad may incur additional roaming fees.

Status as of October 2013.

  • Germany

  • France

  • Sweden

  • Finland

  • Poland

  • Bulgaria

  • Croatia

  • Greece

  • Lithuania

  • Albania

  • Belgium

  • Switzerland

  • Spain

  • United Kingdom

  • Ireland

  • Romania

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Estonia

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Denmark

  • Latvia

  • Japan

  • Czech Republic

  • Slovakia

  • Serbia

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Austria

  • Slovenia

  • Hungary

  • Macedonia

  • Ukraine

  • Malta

Availability of Car-Net services by country
Frequently asked questions.

We have answered the questions most frequently asked about Car-Net for you below. Of course, you are also welcome to call us on our hotline.

Customer Services
0800 333 666

1. How are Google Earth™ and the integrated map data coordinated with each other?

In this case, Google Earth™ provides only the satellite images. Navigation provides map data for the road network and current route, based on the navigation database in the system.

2. Is access to my own Google account available?

No, access is not possible.

3. Is voice control (e.g. of saved destinations) possible?

No, at present the system is controlled exclusively via the touchscreen.

4. Can I call up the loaded satellite images even without an active data connection?

Yes, once the map images have been loaded, they are stored temporarily in an intermediate memory in the Discover Pro, and can also be used offline during that period.

5. Can I also use Google Earth™ while I'm driving?

Yes, you can use Google EarthTM maps for navigating just like navigating with conventional maps.

6. Can I save map and navigation data locally?

No, the map and navigation data cannot be stored manually. However, the data used is stored in an intermediate memory, so frequently used routes may also be used offline.

More questions and answers can be found in the ‘Help’ section.

Please choose your model:

e-up!¹
e-Golf²
Golf GTE³
Golf Estate
Touareg
Touran
Polo
Passat
Passat GTE8
Passat Estate
Passat GTE Estate9
The Beetle
The Beetle Cabriolet
Golf Cabrio
Tiguan
The new Tiguan
Sharan
Volkswagen CC
Jetta
Scirocco

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

Caddy
Transporter
Multivan
California
Caravelle

Please select a model:

e-up!¹
e-Golf²
Golf GTE³
Golf
Golf Estate
Golf SV
Touran
Polo
Passat
Passat GTE8
Passat Estate
Passat GTE Estate9
The Beetle
The Beetle Cabriolet
Golf Cabrio
Tiguan
The new Tiguan
Sharan
Volkswagen CC
Jetta
Scirocco

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

Caddy
Transporter
Multivan
California
Caravelle