Published: September 02, 2015 | Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
The ŠKODA Fabia, Octavia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Yeti and Superb currently offer innovative solutions to in-car networking with your own smartphone or tablet. SmartLink and SmartGate functions bridge the connection between car and mobile. While SmartLink lets you use smartphone apps on the infotainment system screen, SmartGate gives you access to vehicle data on your phone. Using these functions and associated apps, a smartphone or tablet can be connected to the car in order to retrieve useful information, for example on fuel economy, drive dynamics and servicing.
?Using the new SmartGate app developed by ŠKODA, certain vehicle data can be displayed on the smartphone or tablet. SmartGate can specify around 40 different parameters on the vehicle.
With SmartGate and the corresponding apps, users can retrieve useful information, for example, on consumption or speed. This data can even be shared with friends and family on social media. Data is transferred wirelessly and the apps are supported by Android, iOS (Apple) and Windows Phone. For security reasons, users should change the corresponding security password after the SmartGate function is first activated.
ŠKODA is continually optimizing and expanding the operation and functionality of the applications. Values, such as the average speed, cost and other information, can be displayed on the ŠKODA Drive App. Similarly, you can look at the distance travelled on a map. The journey list can be saved on the ŠKODA Drive Portal. This is where you can also manage the data and get useful statistics and graphs, and share them with friends.
The ŠKODA Service App is useful in certain emergency situations. As a kind of mobile assistant, the application provides functions and information on the vehicle whenever needed.
The ŠKODA G-Meter App analyses driving behaviour from another perspective. G value, acceleration, speed, engine revs, brake actuation, gearshifts and accelerator pedal pressure are displayed. The application warns the driver when a predetermined value is exceeded.
The ŠKODA MFA-Pro App turns your smartphone into an extended on-board computer (MFA stands for Multifunktionsanzeige or multifunctional display in English). This makes it possible to access more than 40 parameters in the on-board system.
While you drive, the ŠKODA Performance App records and subsequently analyses specific parameters on vehicle performance, such as speed, engine RPM, acceleration, accelerator pedal force and braking time.
The ŠKODA MotorSound App simulates the engine sound of the vehicle. The simulation is based on the analysed accelerator pedal and engine revolution data. Three engine sounds are available.
The ŠKODA Smart Racer App provides racing game entertainment during the trip. The speed of the game cars adjusts to the real-time speed of you driving your ŠKODA.
Download the apps free from the Apple Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
Source: Volkswagen Group