Volkswagen MIB II System will be compatible with most phones
Most of us remember a time before cellphones, but that doesn’t mean we want to live without their convenience. Having a GPS system always on hand is convenient, especially when the sudden urge to find a new store or restaurant comes up. There are many apps that make our lives convenient, not to mention the ease of communicating with friends and family when we’re on the road. It seems like compatibility should be widely available in all vehicles, but the technology has fallen behind, typically leaving vehicles with an “either or” option when it comes to Apple versus Android devices. That’s all about to change, since the Volkswagen MIB II System will be compatible with most phones.
Though news of the MIB II system was first made available back in January, we’re getting closer and closer to seeing it in the lot. The MIB II is supposed to roll out with many of the 2016 models, including the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. We’re sure most people didn’t opt for a particular vehicle based on whether they’re phones were compatible with the infotainment system, but it certainly doesn’t feel like a premium feature if it won’t work with your phone. The MIB II changes things. By including MirrorLink in the new platform, most smartphones will be compatible, mirroring to the system much like how a computer can be connected to a television. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also work with the MIB II system, which means the learning curve for using it will be virtually non-existent.
Benefits of Volkswagen MIB II System
As a dealership, we have to list safety as number one for our locals. Anyone who has ever been cut off in traffic is probably aware that people use their phones while they drive. With this new infotainment system and its increased compatibility, there’s no reason for drivers to be looking at their phones while driving. This is not only because apps will be right on your screen, making them as accessible as radio controls always have been, but there will also be voice activation for sending and receiving texts.
We also have to admit cellphone integration is fairly convenient. Favorite radio apps, including Pandora and Spotify, will work with the MIB II. We already mentioned GPS, but the convenience of not only having directions available, but also traffic updates and location suggestions shouldn’t be looked over. Altogether, it seems entirely convenient for our modern lifestyles.
So far this is all that Volkswagen has revealed about the new system, which should be coming out soon. When we know more we’ll be updating, so visit us here at our blog for more.