Up until now, ŠKODA drivers had to connect their mobile phones to their vehicles via a USB cable in order to be able to use the brand’s SmartLink technology. Selected smartphone apps then display on the infotainment system’s screen and can be controlled while driving. However, the optional Wireless SmartLink technology for the compact SCALA and the new KAMIQ city SUV is now making smartphone integration and use even easier and more convenient.
The first time a smartphone is used, drivers have to establish a connection to the infotainment system via Bluetooth. Once this has been done, the phone will always connect automatically via Wireless SmartLink as soon as the driver enters the car, provided the Bluetooth function is activated. The smartphone is paired via Bluetooth; the data for mirroring is transmitted over Wi-Fi. If the smartphone is placed in the optional Phone Box upon entering the vehicle, it connects to the infotainment system as well as to the vehicle’s outside aerial to ensure optimal reception and is inductively charged at the same time.