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August 13, 2013

Volkswagen SmileDrive app for Android

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Volkswagen has just launched its own app called SmileDrive. This new app gives drivers essentially a personal assistant that is hooked up through Bluetooth connectivity. Drivers can sign in and sync their contacts and such by using their Google account.

Volkswagen brings you SmileDrive™ — the first social app to maximize fun on every drive, by using your favourite Google products and services along the way.*

Whether you’re commuting to work or travelling cross-country, SmileDrive records your drives, awards you stickers for unique accomplishments (such as going on a holiday trip or driving on an unusually cold day), and turns road trips into shareable stories. The app can be used with any vehicle, even if it’s not a Volkswagen. VW_LOGO

  • Easily pairs with your car’s Bluetooth and runs in the background, so you don’t have to worry about activating the app every time you drive.
  • You’ll get a Smile Score and drive summary at the end of each ride. The score is based on factors like location, distance, time and weather and you can get things like Stickers or Punches if you unlock achievements.
  • For trips versus everyday drives, you can create a Smilecast. Name the trip, tag passengers and share with friends so they can see your route, photos and comments, along the way. When your trip is over, all the data is seamlessly collected into a video you can share.
  • There’s also a handy Find My Car feature. Get directions to your vehicle’s last parked location.

To learn more about SmileDrive, go to http://smiledrive.vw.com.

That said, anyone who is interested in testing the Volkswagen SmileDrive app can pluck it from the Google Play Store now.

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Via Mashable

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini