Skoda will equip its models with an updated multimedia systemJune 30, 2020
Crossovers Skoda Karoq and Kodiaq, as well as the Superb lift model 2021 will receive a new infotainment complex with Laura assistant and SmartLink wireless.
The new infotainment system is being introduced into the flagship Skoda Superb, as well as the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs from the 2021 model year. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix, they offer not only the Laura digital voice assistant, but also a host of online features, including Internet radio and SmartLink wireless technology. Online personalization means that now you can save more user settings in your Skoda Connect account than ever and even transfer them to other Czech cars. Modern USB-C connectors replace the usual USB-A ports. The range of functions in the compact Skoda Scala and Kamiq models is also expanding and updating accordingly.
Built-in SIM-card provides a permanent Internet connection, which also allows you to use Infotainment Online services. The necessary data will be downloaded from the Skoda cloud services. Laura’s digital voice assistant understands 15 languages and can even speak oral sentences fluently in Czech, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Smartphones can be connected via SmartLink and Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or MirrorLink wireless technology, while infotainment apps include news or weather forecasts.
The Bolero information systems and Amundsen navigation systems are equipped with an 8-inch touch screen, while the best Columbus navigation option boasts a 9.2-inch touchscreen. Updates to maps and software, as well as a number of other functions, such as navigation for the Bolero system, take place “over the air”. With Amundsen and Columbus, a Skoda ID account can now be created directly from the car; If there is adequate Internet access, both systems will also receive online radio stations.
The latest generation infotainment system also offers the possibility of online personalization, which allows you to transfer user settings stored in the user’s own Skoda Connect account to other cars of the Czech brand. This means that Skoda owners can simply take their preferred settings with them when buying a new car or access them in another car of the brand – for example, in a family or company car park or when renting a car. Up to 14 owner profiles and one guest profile can be conveniently configured for each vehicle using the on-board system. All data is stored online “in the cloud” by Skoda and is constantly synchronized. Preferred layouts for the Virtual Cockpit dashboard and lighting settings, as well as seat and mirror positions, are also saved. Moreover, settings can be saved for help systems and automatic climate control.
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