Volkswagen is not slowing down with meeting up with tech standards and that’s why it has partnered with Apple towards making its lock system more communicative
You can now lock and unlock your automatic Volkswagen cars using the Apple Siri voice control system. This new development via the VW Car-Net app is one of many Volks move to deepening its relationship with the Apple company. iOS users can now tell Siri ‘lock’ or ‘unlock’ my Volkswagen car, and it will respond to your command by locking or unlocking your car. While that is not the only action you can carry out using the Siri shortcut, You can also check estimate mileage with the fuel or charge left in their vehicle, and enable alarms.
Volks owners can likewise use the Siri shortcut to manage the charging session for their electric cars, like starting and stopping the session, as well as set specific temperature for thermo-regulator. Interestingly, you can locate your vehicle using the Siri shortcut. However, not all VW owners will have access to the paid feature, as only those with access to the Car-Net app can enjoy it, although there is a monthly subscription charge that serves as gate fee to use the feature.
The Shortcuts feature is particularly useful for many people, especially if users can develop a morning routine around it. Take for instant, you dont have to get into your car before you start the engine, especially when you are about late for an event. Otherwise, imagine people in cold areas, who would prefer to remotely start their defroster and set the inside temperature while they head for their car.
Doing it all in one step might not save that much time, but in the long run, it’s a nice feature. Apple debuted Siri Shortcuts with iOS 12, which is required for this new Volkswagen functionality. So far, we haven’t seen anything terribly impressive, but features like this make it clear that while it might not revolutionize our lives, it could make certain app actions more seamless. While this is a ready made product, Amazon has been continuously working to integrate its Alexa assistant into cars, including with the impending release of Echo Auto, which would bring the assistant into cars that weren’t initially built for it, just like in the case of Siri and VW.