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VW adds Siri Shortcuts to control your vehicle

Volkswagen adds Siri Shortcuts to Control Your Car




Utilizing VW’s Car-Net app, iOS 12 users will now be able to use Siri to control certain features of their VW vehicle. Starting off with the basics you will be able to ask Siri to lock and unlock the car, check estimated mileage with how much fuel is in the tank or how much charge is left if it is a electric vehicle.

Adding on further control, users can set Siri Shortcuts to create custom commands such as start/stop charging, set a certain temperature on the climate control  or find the location of the car by saying “Siri, where is my car?”

“We are constantly looking at innovative ways to make VW Car-Net more convenient and relevant for our customers,” said Abdallah Shanti, EVP, Global Chief Information Officer Volkswagen Brand & Car-IT. “With Siri Shortcuts, creating voice commands to use with our mobile app was a great opportunity to do just that! Integration with Siri helps our drivers keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”

To get this added control it will cost you however, a yearly subscription to the Car-Net service will run you $199 a year. They also have a month-to-month plan that costs $17.99. Besides the Siri integration though you would also get access to other features such as crash notification, the ability to set spend and boundary alerts  and roadside assistance.