Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 08:20
Category: Apple Watch, iOS, News, Software, Wearables
German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced that it’s joining the ranks of companies offering an Apple Watch app to go along with its broader mobile service.
VW’s Car-Net service, which debuted in 2014, has offered services like remote control of climate settings, checking if you left your windows open or where you parked, and fuel/battery monitoring are all available for both the iOS and Android platforms.
One feature that might get the most attention is the idea of speed and boundary alerts on your Apple Watch. With this, users can set up alerts when a specific driver in the family exceeds a set speed cap or leaves a certain location boundary. These notifications can then be customized to take as much or as little priority in your life as desired.
Another potential feature for the iOS app could be remote unlocking from the Watch for cars from the 2016 model year. While customers already have key fobs for unlocking doors or popping the trunk, this could allow you to open your car or pop your trunk from your Apple Watch without having to dig for your keys.
Definitely not a bad thing and we’ll have more details as they become available.