Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

ACC makes long drives a lot less painful

Monday, August 13th, 2018
Adaptive cruise control buttons on a VW steering wheel

Which 2018 VW vehicles have adaptive cruise control?

We have to admit it. Nothing quite annoys us here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen like being stuck behind a slow driver on a one-lane highway. It’s not about being impatient, but about how unpredictable speed can be if that driver isn’t using cruise control. Especially if there’s unexpected and repeated braking. Not only can it be irritating, but it’s a bit anxiety-inducing if you have to keep a constant eye on those brake lights in front of you. This is where the adaptive cruise control system comes in. Which 2018 VW vehicles have it? (more…)

Benefits and highlights of Volkswagen Car-Net

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Volkswagen Tiguan surrounded by symbols representing different Car-Net features

Is it just us, or are horror movies just harder and harder to believe? No, we don’t mean because monsters don’t exist and the supernatural has to be seen to believe. We mean that the spooky car breakdown that leaves you stranded in the most inopportune place just isn’t as likely. Not with Volkswagen Car-Net. VW just released a series of videos that show the benefits and highlights of the service to help you see what we mean. With Vehicle Health Reports, for example, you’d have to almost want your car to get you stranded. (more…)

How common are DSG transmissions in the VW lineup?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
2018 VW DSG Transmission

What is a Volkswagen DSG Transmission?

Nothing ever stays simple for long. In the automotive world, engineers are constantly thinking of ways to make vehicles more powerful, smoother and more efficient. For this reason, the question of transmission options is no longer as simple as manual vs automatic. The CVT, or continuously variable transmission, is one route automakers go when it comes to efficiency, but Volkswagen is prone to selecting the DSG as an upgrade. So how is it different than a regular automatic transmission? (more…)

VW updates the Security & Service package of Car-Net

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect Features

Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service New Features

Have you ever lost your car keys and wished there was a way to locate them with your phone? There’s virtually nothing we don’t wish we could monitor, track and record these days with our smartphones, so why should our overall car health not be one of them? This is where Volkswagen Car-Net has come into play for many VW owners. The phone app and connected service have allowed owners to have access to remote functions, parked location, fuel levels, tire pressure and other diagnostics. Now the services found within the available subscription Security & Service package have been updated with new features. Here’s what you need to know. (more…)

What Can I Do with Volkswagen’s Car-Net Guide and Inform?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Ah, Volkswagen Car-Net. What can’t we do with you? You are always there to lend a helping hand whether we need access to our music, navigation, maintenance intervals, and more. As a part of Volkswagen’s Car-Net® connectivity system, Guide and Inform is all about getting you where you need to go in the safest and most efficient way possible. Take a look below as we explore this helpful feature found available on most 2018 Volkswagen models.

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What Will the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ Look Like?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Last month, we gave you a quick look at the all-new Volkswagen electric crossover SUV concept called the I.D. CROZZ, a vehicle that is the first of its kind in terms of mobility and autonomous driving. This futuristic-looking crossover’s design includes interactive lighting, voice or gesture control, and a lounge-like interior space. Add in I.D. Pilot Mode that self-drives the car for you and you’ve got one cool crossover that lets nothing stand in its way.

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Volkswagen Reveals Plans for High-Tech VW I.D. CROZZ

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Volkswagen Reveals Plans for High-Tech VW I.D. CROZZ

What is the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ?

Always a forward-thinker in the technology department, Volkswagen has unveiled the plans for yet another addition to their lineup of all-electric vehicles in the form of the new Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ concept. The first Volkswagen crossover SUV of its kind, the I.D. CROZZ will be a key pillar of the new I.D. family that is being built upon Volkswagen’s new Modular Electric Drive Matrix. Keep reading to find out more!

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Which VW Jetta trims have a sunroof?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Which Jetta trims have a sunroof

Does the Volkswagen Jetta have a sunroof?

Sometimes you just want to let some sunlight in, and that’s perfectly understandable. Driving with a sunroof can certainly be a pleasurable experience, but does the Volkswagen Jetta have a sunroof for 2017? We have all your answers right here. (more…)

What is the Volkswagen Atlas?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
2018 Volkswagen Atlas at night rear view

2018 Volkswagen Atlas release date

Volkswagen is making an all-new SUV that is set to impress. It’s called the Atlas, and this model will mark a major turning point for VW SUV design. Here you can learn when the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas release date is along with other information such as the engine options, and where this model slots into the VW SUV lineup. (more…)

Is the Tiguan getting an update for 2018?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
2018 VW Tiguan side view red

What’s new for the 2018 VW Tiguan?

If you are thinking about getting a Tiguan in the near future, then you may be wondering what’s new for the 2018 VW Tiguan. The answer to that question is basically everything. For the 2018 model year, the Tiguan is getting a completely new face-lift and a completely new architecture. Essentially, it’s a whole new vehicle but still with the same iconic VW design and value. (more…)