The new Passat is the car for frequent drivers. Volkswagen is now
bringing this popular company car to market equipped with the next
development stage of operating and Infotainment systems. Hardware and
software together form an intuitive interface with which onboard
convenience and communication can be optimally adjusted by means of
online-based functions and services. In the Passat, five components
combine to form the current level of connected mobility: a new
generation of Infotainment, an online connectivity unit (OCU) with
integrated eSIM, “Volkswagen We” as an online ecosystem, the “Digital
Cockpit” and a head-up display.
Online Infotainment. The new Passat boasts a standard “Composition” radio system (including 6.5-inch display) as well as the optional “Discover Media” (8.0-inch) and “Discover Pro” (9.2-inch) navigation systems. They are coupled with an online connectivity unit, which is always online (on request) – even without a connected smartphone – thanks to eSIM. New functions and an extensively redesigned menu navigation have been introduced in the “Discover Media” and “Discover Pro” navigations systems. They belong to the third generation of the modular infotainment matrix (MIB3). The superior “Discover Pro” navigation system is now also equipped with “App Connect Wireless”. This means that “Apple CarPlay™” can be used to integrate many iPhone apps wirelessly.
MIB and” Volkswagen We” as one unit. Thanks to the OCU and eSIM, the Passat will be synchronised with a completely new range of internet-based information and service options. “Volkswagen We” is a digital ecosystem developed by Volkswagen for this purpose. It enables apps, online functions and services to be offered conveniently. It couldn’t be simpler: via the “Volkswagen We” online portal, customers receive their individual “Volkswagen ID” with which they can access functions and services such as those of “We Connect” and “We Connect Plus” directly through the Passat’s Infotainment system or a connected smartphone.
An overview of the “We Connect” and “We Connect Plus” functions.
“We Connect” (free of charge) and “We Connect Plus” (free of charge for a year) are part of the Passat package as standard.
A few examples of “We Connect” functions:
“We Connect Plus” contains additional functions (depending on equipment) such as
The In-Car apps (“WE Park”, “We Experience” and “We deliver”) are being launched to market with the Passat in certain regions in Germany with selected partners.