Volkswagen presents a couple of ways to get the revolutionary interface among iphone and Beetle; being an application and to be a standard characteristic of the brand-new iBeetle along with iBeetle Convertible.
Both equally unique versions will likely be available in U.S. auto markets in the beginning of 2014. The application, docking station and iBeetle will make their global appearance at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show currently taking place (April 20th – 29th).
This new iBeetle is among the 1st automobiles on the planet to undertake a real integrative interface with the iphone that’s coordinated with Apple. The shades in addition to equipment features of the iBeetle tend to be stylistically from the Cupertino-based US organization, providing the smart phones in equilibrium with what is considered one of the globe’s most iconic automotive patterns.
This iBeetle, which will be accessible in the first half of 2014, arrive with various other customized characteristics beyond the regular iphone interface. Externally, they include typical characteristics including 18-inch “Disc alloy Galvano Grey painted wheels“ with chrome wheel covers, door mirror housings as well as side trim panels above the sill, in the same gray shade, black door sill plates with the “iBeetle” signature, “iBeetle” chrome badges are embossed at front and rear fender along with a “Chrome pack” that includes chrome trim strips around the sides. In a nod to the iPhone’s shade pattern, this brand new iBeetle can be purchased in a variety of shades like, Candy White, Oryx White Mother of Pearl Effect, Black Monochrome, Deep Black Pearl Effect, Platinum Grey, and in Reflex Silver.
The Beetle application
When this unique application is introduced while on an iphone, it can both link the device to the Beetle through the docking station or wirelessly. Each alternative enables diverse application features to be accessed:
Spotify: Allows users stream media like latest tunes, customized playlists or on-line radio stations into your Beetle, and also they can send their preferred songs straight to buddies. Furthermore, users in the Beetle can switch among “Spotify” in addition to “iTunes” whenever they want.
Expert: Delivers five features that make the iphone a prolonged on-board device with the Beetle, for instance a G-Meter (for measuring calibrating lateral acceleration), oil along with coolant temp gauges for your engine, the chronometer, as well as a compass.
Trainer: Enables you to evaluate driving times, mileage, as well as fuel economy values pertaining to diverse tracks involving any two destinations. One can post guidelines via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and also the shortest possible route to your office
Reader: Lists the most recent mail messages via social networks, and also scans iphone communications aloud.
Postcard: Transmits the existing position of the Beetle to close friends like a digital postcard using a map motif.
Milestones: Accessible if the Smartphone is undocked. It’s also benefits users virtual “milestone stickers” with the Beetle when specific tasks happen to be accomplished.
The iBeetle is additionally upgraded with a customized transfer lever grip, black sport seating covered with Vienna leather, as well as contrasting seams in light Ceramique.