The digital world is already part of our lives and users increasingly demand more connectivity in the car. The access to the internet and the need to be in permanent contact by reasons of work and leisure and open new possibilities SEAT has been known to listen to. Not surprisingly, mobile technology is a criterion that is gaining in importance when purchasing a car.
The last generation infotainment system Media System Plus the Spanish brand has been developed in collaboration with Samsung and allows you to be connected all the time. It is offered in the editions CONNECT models Ibiza, Leon, Toledo and Alhambra. Only the little Mii is excluded from this provision by keeping the Seat Portable System with which we have already been able to fiddle in the testing of this model.
in Addition, the collaboration agreement reached with Samsung assumes that those customers who purchase any of the new models, CONNECT SEAT you will receive gift a smartphone Samsung Galaxy A3. This mobile phone was the one we used to test the advantages of the new system on board of the new SEAT Ibiza.
The range CONNECT, the emphasis is on the total connectivity
The update of the Ibiza was presented in the past Hall of Barcelona, with an increase of the technology onboard and the options of customization as strengths. Our unit sits on the turbocharged petrol engine 1.0, 95 CV, a more than enough power for this propellant three-cylinder move with joy to the utilitarian English. Their low noise levels, absence of vibration and low power consumption will postulate as the one of the most balanced within the range.
Full Link, a world of possibilities
In terms of the connectivity solution proposed SEAT, this is called Full Link and is operated via a touch screen of 6.5 inches. Integrates the technologies MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and, therefore, allows us to employ any device with operating systems, Android 5.0 and iOS 7.1 or later versions. To establish the connection between the mobile and the car it is only necessary to connect it with a USB cable.
to go to Mirror Link it is necessary to have installed in the mobile terminal the free app SEAT Connect. Thanks to MirrorLink will replicate the content of our mobile in-vehicle display, showing a familiar interface and intuitive. Of course, only shows the applications certified for safe use in the car, ensuring that you can access the information without the distractions.
access to Full Link of the SEAT is performed in a simple manner through the multimedia system
To reflect the contents of the mobile phone on the screen of the multimedia system SEAT can listen to the music stored on your smartphone, accessed via the streaming to services like Spotify, used the navigation of Google Maps and Apple Maps, and play videos -only with the car stopped – and view pictures, among other things. The internet access is always performed using the data rate of the mobile.
The home screen can be customized to our taste. We can add widgets that we want -for example the weather forecast – or to change the background image. By using this app the system of the Spanish brand is able to read-aloud notifications that arrive to us via text message, email, Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp and can be answered through voice messages. All of this without taking your eyes off the road, without distractions.
One of the most innovative is the the recognition of gestures, which can be customized to direct access mode to perform a predefined function. For example, we may determine that by writing an ‘S’ with the finger on the touch screen to call our friend Sergio without having to look up the name in the address book, or by drawing an ‘M’ to open Google Maps.
The gesture recognition allows you to access features that are configured according to the preferences of the user
Curious is the paragraph Challenger of the system of SEAT, that is become drivers more efficient by proposing several challenges that we must overcome. Through Full Link is also possible, while we drive, see real time graphs about the speed, the consumption of instant or the revolutions of the engine, among other parameters, and even save the routes favorites to analyze our driving habits with subsequently, even out of the car.
in Addition to the advantages of the free Full Link, the full system
infotainment SEAT can also be equipped with Bluetooth function
hands free, navigation system (Navy System), iPod connection, receiver
digital radio (DAB), and rear camera parking aid.