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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Vauxhall is offering state-of-the-art new infotainment and connectivity in its new Mokka X SUV.
Smartphone integration through R 4.0 IntelliLink and NAVI 900 IntelliLink
“Guardian angel” with the Vauxhall OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant
Vauxhall is offering state-of-the-art new infotainment and connectivity in its new Mokka X SUV including IntelliLink and the personal connectivity and mobility assistant, OnStar.
R 4.0 IntelliLink and NAVI 900
Vauxhall’s latest generation IntelliLink infotainment software gives owners a simple way to bring the world of smartphones and apps into their Mokka X. NAVI 900 IntelliLink is standard on Design Nav and Elite Nav models, or as an option for £700, while R 4.0 IntelliLink is standard on Active and Elite models.
The Mokka X with R 4.0 IntelliLink features a seven-inch touchscreen as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone calls, audio streaming and viewing photos and videos. Like NAVI 900 IntelliLink, it is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
By using Android Auto, customers can access Google Maps, Google Now and can talk to Google. The ecosystem of audio and messaging apps is constantly growing, and currently includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify, and podcast players. A full list of supported apps is available at https://support.google.com/androidauto/
Apple CarPlay enables drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music through the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Apple CarPlay supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and a number of compatible third party apps. A full list of apps can be found at apple.com/ios/carplay
By using the “Projection” icon on the infotainment touch-screen, drivers can simply select their preferred application when a compatible phone is connected via USB, making IntelliLink easy to use. Android Auto requires a phone running Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or above, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later (click here for a list of compatible phones http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/owners_services/help-and-advice/compatibility.html).
Navi 900 IntelliLink is for customers who prefer an integrated navigation system, where the display and operation are via the eight-inch colour touchscreen. IntelliLink enables audio streaming, voice control and audio SMS messages, as well as watching videos when the car is stationary. The navigation system also features maps of more than 30 European countries, can be displayed two or three-dimensionally and controlled via voice command. Up to 60 radio stations, destinations, contacts, telephone numbers or playlists can be saved as “Favourites”.
Peace of mind for Mokka X drivers with OnStar
With the personal connectivity and service assistant OnStar, Mokka X owners get a “guardian angel” at their side – 24/7, 365 days a year. Standard across the Mokka X range, OnStar automatically reacts in an emergency, alerting an OnStar advisor if the airbags are deployed in an accident.
Automatic crash response (ACR) is one of the many innovative features of OnStar, which makes driving more convenient and ensures best connectivity. In addition to ACR, the unique service, with friendly advisors instead of a recorded message, remotely unlocks doors, downloads destinations directly to the vehicle’s navigation system, sends emails on vehicle health and offers a 4G/LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The most popular OnStar service is the myVauxhall smartphone app, which enables remote locking/unlocking of doors, online vehicle location and honking the vehicle’s horn and flashing its lights. Customers can also call up important data such as oil condition or tyre pressures, send destinations to the in-car navigation system and manage the car’s embedded Wi-Fi hotspot, which allows up to seven devices to connect in and around the vehicle.