The ENYAQ iV gets along perfectly with the driver. Advanced connectivity helps with the unprecedented teamwork between human and machine.
Through voice, touch and gestures
The latest-generation infotainment system provides the crew with useful information. The car’s communication centre is a separate 13" touch screen that can also be controlled with gestures and the voice assistant, Laura. Driving information can be looked up in the upgraded 5.3" Digital Cockpit, which offers four different displays and simplified control via the multi-functional steering wheel.
▶ The ŠKODA Connect application interface is identical to the 13" dashboard display graphics.
Mobile master key
Bank card, tram pass, home keys – these are just some of the new features that smart mobile devices have been taking over lately. They are also playing an increasingly crucial role in communication with the car. The updated version of ŠKODA Connect has merged the functions of the existing Connect App and ŠKODA OneApp applications into one, enriching them with new ones tailored to the needs of eMobility. The driver can use their mobile phone or smart watch to remotely control the process of battery charging and the air conditioning settings or to lock and unlock the car. All the important driving data can be found in the app. The driver can also communicate with their repair shop.
In the thick of it
The electric car offers completely new aspects of travelling. A permanent Internet connection via the integrated eSIM card makes your journey more pleasant thanks to a number of online functions. Navigation uses the latest traffic information, and the driver has an overview of the nearest charging stations, road closures, weather conditions and what is happening around the world. The other passengers in the car can connect to Wi-Fi and have fun during the drive, watching a favourite TV series or playing their favourite games or songs.
A look into the future
5G makes autonomous driving possible
Experts predict that the fifth generation of wireless Internet will change many areas of human life. Its benefits are speed, spectrum expansion allowing more devices to be connected to the Internet and, especially, lightning-fast signal response. The latter is key to the operation of driverless cars. When we download e-mails or browse the web, it matters very little that the response takes a few seconds. When two self-driving cars are approaching a junction, however, they have to quickly evaluate which one has to give way.
▶ The ENYAQ iV provides a number of new technical solutions and related tasks for the Purchasing department. As examples, I would include new lighting concepts, environmentally focused materials, smart solutions in charging and providing capacity for battery components.
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