Google Street View™
- A virtual overview of the surroundings
- Helps to find your way in unfamiliar territory
- Vivid 360° panoramic views
- Places all over the world to discover
- Zoom in to destinations up to <30 metres
See things realistically: "Google Street View™" gives you a 360-degree panoramic view of your destination from a street-level perspective. It helps you to keep track and find your way around unfamiliar territory more easily – even before you set off.
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 und 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.
"Google Earth™" and "Google Street View™" 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.
Find a list of all the infotainment systems the "Google Street View™" service can be used with here.
Find out which Volkswagen models can support the "Google Street View™" service here.
The availability of Apps and Services depends on the country. Check here to find out whether the"Google Street View™" 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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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.
Street View images need to be actively moved. This means excessive driver distraction and is therefore prohibited by law for safety reasons. Street View will automatically switch itself off once you reach a speed of 5 km/hr.
For privacy reasons, some countries and towns have objected to Street View, which means no images can be created.
Google launched its Street View service in 2007 and has been gradually extending it. The images are renewed constantly in some countries. The up-to-dateness can therefore vary greatly.
There are several options:
- On the lower right‑hand side of the screen there is a button showing a world map. This leads back to the actual map.
- Decreasing the zoom level (zooming out) moves the view back to the actual map.