Online POI Search
- Data is permanently updated via online search (Google®)
- All relevant points of interest in the vicinity at a glance
- Discover new personal favourites
- Find them faster, get there faster
Whether it's a bank, a boutique or a bistro – with the "Online POI Search" you can look for your personal favourites wherever you are with Google®. Data continuously updated from the Internet enables plenty of surprising and useful discoveries. Travelling is just more fun this way.
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.
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 Car-Net 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 Car-Net portal.
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.
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.
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.
Let the navigation system look for special destinations using voice or text input, display the results on screen and start guiding you to your destination.
Find a list of all the infotainment systems the "Online POI Search" service can be used with here.
Find out which Volkswagen models can support the "Online POI Search" service here.
The availability of Apps and Services depends on the country. Check here to find out whether the "Online POI Search" 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.
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Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the services of Car-Net. If you would rather call us, use the hotline stated below.
The POI search is performed in the same way as a Google search on the Internet. This ensures it is more up-to-date and that more results can be shown.
Unfortunately, this is not possible for the Online POI search service. However, you can use the "Online destination import" service to search for POIs in the convenience of your home and send them to your vehicle.
The destination memory is used by two services: for on-board destinations (found via Google POI search directly in the vehicle) and also for destinations of the Online Destination Import (found via the Car-Net portal from your home). The memory size is as follows:
- In Discover Media, 500 entries
- In Discover Pro, 1,000 entries
Depending on the POI, the opening times and phone number (if available) are displayed in addition to the address and the current distance. The destinations can therefore be retrieved straight from the search.
You can find destinations using a free text search, and you can of course enter different terms at the same time. However, you need to bear in mind that the results may differ significantly from the desired destination if there is no logical relationship between the terms.
You can use a dropdown menu with the option to select "Location area" or "Destination area" and "Address area" as search areas.
No, this is not possible.
In the drop-down menu you have the option of choosing between search areas such as “Standortumkreis” (Surrounding area of current location) or “Zielumkreis” (Surrounding area of destination) or “Adressumkreis” (Surrounding area of an address).
No, that is not possible.