Introducing ŠKODA Connect, the online services to live every day to the full! Purchasing all or just some of these service packages will give your car a host of new features, encompassing entertainment on the road, care and your safety. Check out all the features in detail.
Infotainment Online services will help you to reach your destination safely and comfortably, every time. They are available for the Amundsen and Columbus ŠKODA infotainment systems. Service validity is renewed periodically.
Have unknown routes and destinations at your fingertips with Google Earth™. Once this unique service (exclusively for the Columbus infotainment system) is activated, you can view photorealistic aerial shots of your locality to get around quicker or discover places of interest and intrigue.
Always reach your destination on time and avoid all obstructions along the way by receiving the latest traffic news on accidents, tailbacks and roadworks in your infotainment system, so you can respond instantly. The navigation also factors in this data and dynamically finds the best route.
Use Petrol Stations to keep up to speed on the best fuel prices around. Browse a list of petrol stations, their location, and current prices any time you want in your infotainment system. Enter them in the navigation or simply view garages selling your fuel type.
Don’t waste time searching for a parking spot. Parking Spaces is your guarantee of a space. The infotainment system provides a detailed overview of nearby car parks, including opening hours, prices and free spaces. A single click will navigate you to a selected car park. Parking couldn’t be more convenient.
You’ll never be wrong-footed by the weather again. The infotainment screen displays the latest weather at your destination, in your current location or in any other place. Besides the current forecast, including the chances of rain, there is also a 1- or 3-day forecast, plus Meteoradar to track precipitation on the map.
Know what’s going on. Display the latest news directly on the navigation screen with the News service. Add your favourite news channels to the ŠKODA Connect Portal and transmit them to your car.
Do you know what the track you’re playing is called? With Gracenote, your infotainment will always know the answer. It recognises the song and displays information retrieved online: the name, artist name, album, and even the album cover. The data is then saved to your onboard database. This feature is available exclusively for the Columbus infotainment system.
Find points of interest, such as the top bathing spots or hotels, safely and simply with your voice while driving, without having to stop. The search results are displayed in an easy-to-read list, offering contact details, opening hours, and navigation. This feature is available exclusively for the Columbus infotainment system.
Find and view points of interest – such as the nearest marina – simply with an infotainment text search. Entering your destination calls up a clear list of nearby results. The details include the address, contact info, ratings, and navigation. POIs can be saved or grouped as custom-made lists.
With this service, you can easily transfer your own POI list to your car, so you can always find your favourite cafes or restaurants from wherever you are. You can create the list using the ŠKODA Connect Portal on your computer or tablet at home.
Add favourite or unexplored destinations to the onboard infotainment system with a single click, via the ŠKODA Connect Portal at home or via a smartphone with ŠKODA Connect App on the road. Select a destination by entering an address, searching by name or using a Google® map. Need to get to multiple places? No worries, you can enter up to 100 different destinations.
Embarking on a complicated route involving numerous stops on the way? No problem, simply prepare beforehand in the ŠKODA Connect Portal. The route can contain up to 10 stops via Online Destination Import. Once your route is ready, transfer it easily into your car’s infotainment.
To get where you’re going as fast as possible, you need not only traffic information, but also maps updated online for your region – downloadable with a single click immediately after they are released. For longer journeys, you can download the local data beforehand to avoid being caught off-guard. This feature is available exclusively for the Columbus infotainment system.
Proactive Service is ready to help you deal with malfunctions or any other issues related to the condition of your vehicle. The car automatically contacts a service centre or calls for assistance if you have a minor accident. If you buy Care Connect, Proactive Service is free for 14 years. Care Connect services are compatible with most infotainment systems.
With Service Scheduling, you no longer have to fret about when to book another service. Your ŠKODA service partner and your car will take care of this. The vehicle reports any required servicing to the backend server. The details are sent to your preferred service partner, who contacts you proactively to schedule an appointment.
Maximum ease and convenience are our watchwords even if your car breaks down. Pressing a button on the roof module connects you to a Roadside Assistance Call Centre. The car also automatically sends data about its position and condition to the call centre so that you can quickly resolve the issue with the operator or have your car towed.
Wherever you are, if you have any queries about ŠKODA Connect services or your ŠKODA vehicle, just press the roof module button to contact the Customer Care Call Centre. Our operators are ready to help you at any time.
Check your car’s “health” in your own report, or have a report sent regularly, much like a bank statement. You will then always know how your car is and what needs to be replaced. Reports are accessible via the ŠKODA Connect Portal or ŠKODA Connect App and can be archived. The data includes mileage, selected warning messages and service requirements.
If you’re in a minor accident, never fear. Your car is ready to help you by offering – via the infotainment display – to call the Roadside Assistance Call Centre, which will take into account the car’s condition and advise you what to do to get back on the road as quickly as possible. If the car is no longer mobile, you can have it towed or have a rescue service dispatched.
Remote Access is a completely new way of controlling your car by interconnecting the vehicle with a smartphone. You can then use your phone to control the car and receive status alerts. Service validity is renewed periodically. Care Connect services are compatible with most infotainment systems.
Control your car’s auxiliary heating from anywhere in the world via the ŠKODA Connect App for your smartphone. When you’ve been on a trip and you’re about to set off home, for example, activate your heater beforehand to warm up the car. Besides activation itself, you can also set a departure time and choose between heating and ventilation.
Keep control of your vehicle even when you’re out of earshot. No matter where you are, you will immediately be alerted by email, smartphone or smartwatch if your anti-theft alarm is activated, and of the time and reason, so you can take the necessary action. This service is enabled every time you lock your car.
To prevent improper use of the vehicle, use Area Notification to track whether the car has exited the area you have designated or has entered a prohibited area. If this happens, you will be alerted on your smartphone and smartwatch or by email. Use ŠKODA Connect Portal to set up to 10 different areas and active periods when the car is to be monitored.
Keep track of how your car is being used and set a one-off or recurring alert if it goes faster than the speed you have selected. If the vehicle exceeds the selected speed limit, you will be alerted on your smartphone and smartwatch or by email. You can access, set and manage the speed limit status at any time in the ŠKODA Connect Portal.
Whether you want to know the parameters of your last journey in order to practise consumption control or simply have a summary of all your previous trips, Driving Data is the ideal solution. You can retrieve current data on vehicle use, such as average fuel consumption, average speed or distance travelled, via the ŠKODA Connect Portal or ŠKODA Connect App.
Whether you’ve just got home after leaving your vehicle parked somewhere or want to check up on your car on the other side of the city, use your PC, smartphone or smartwatch for a quick update of your car’s current status. In an instant, you can check the remaining range, the AdBlue level, whether the car is locked, and whether the lights are off and all windows are closed.
Don’t panic about where you left your car in a large car park or unknown city. Parking Position consigns those worries to the past. The vehicle transmits its position data once after every trip. After retrieving the data via smartphone or smartwatch, you can find your parked vehicle using its GPS position.
Know where you’re parked, but looking for your car in a sea of vehicles? Just pull your smartphone and use Honk & Flash to activate the horn and/or hazard lights remotely. Problem solved in a jiffy, and you can smile in relief. This service works within 500 metres of the parked car.
A very important part of ŠKODA Connect is the Emergency Call safety feature that comes as part of the Care Connect service package and is free of charge for the car’s entire lifetime.
Emergency Call’s main task is to provide instant assistance. It is activated automatically following an incident if sensors report a major accident. The car establishes an audio and data connection to a special emergency call centre and conveys all the necessary information. A voice call is established and the customer is looked after until help arrives.
The ŠKODA Connect Portal lets you manage your ŠKODA Connect services easily.
ŠKODA Connect App allows you to remotely monitor and control your connected ŠKODA car.