Skoda Scala and Kamiq get SmartLink Tech wireless technologyAugust 28, 2019
If you are going to become the proud owner of a new Skoda Scala or Kamiq crossover, you are in luck – now you can connect your smartphone while traveling wirelessly.
These two models are the first Czech brand models to offer SmartLink wireless technology, which makes using features like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto even easier, although the latter will be available later. In addition, wireless inductive car charging for smartphones is now available in cars.
Until recently, Skoda owners could access the Czech automaker’s SmartLink technology only by connecting their mobile phones to the car using a USB cable, which allowed them to display applications from a smartphone on the touchscreen of the car’s infotainment system.
Implementing this over a wireless network is, of course, easier and more convenient. The first thing a user needs to do is establish a connection to multimedia via Bluetooth. After that, the phone will always automatically connect via Wireless SmartLink as soon as it is in the car.
While the smartphone itself is connected to the car via Bluetooth, data for mirroring is transmitted over Wi-Fi.
Note that at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens on September 10 and which our journalists will visit, the Czech brand is going to present special versions of the Kamiq and Scala models, called Monte Carlo. Compared to their “regular” counterparts, Monte Carlo versions have black elements and special badges. Unfortunately, brand specialists will not offer any improvements to the technical part.
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