There are many setting in vehicles for the seat, mirror, infotainment skins, climate control, HUD, lights and driver assitance configurations. If there is more than one driver, it can be confusing and frustating, not with the personalization feature in Volkswagen models. Drivers’ preferences are saved by user account. Automatically retrievable personalization offered for T-Roc, Golf, Touran, Tiguan, and Passat. All personalized settings are saved locally in the Volkswagen for a number of drivers
“Personalization” in the true meaning of the word is the key here: the individual settings are allocated to a user name – Driver1, for example – and the respective car key activates them automatically. The personalisation function is available for all versions of the current Golf, Touran, Tiguan and Passat. Volkswagen models ahat are fitted with the feature known as driving profile selection and/or (depending on the model) with a memory function for the driver’s seat, personalization is also included.
It is remarkably easy to handle: all of the useful driver settings for personalization are saved automatically in an individual user account. When drivers leave the car, their settings then remain on board as a data record. Thanks to the key memory, the settings are automatically retrieved and reactivated as soon as a driver opens the Volkswagen again with his or her car key. All user accounts can be given their own name (apart from the “Guest” account), which then appears as a greeting in the instruments.
If you have accidentally picked up another driver’s key, the user can be changed “manually” in no time at all via the display in the instrument cluster (or the optional Active Info Display) and the multifunction keys in the steering wheel. Personalisation can of course also be completely deactivated (and reactivated) and the user account changed via the user management function in the car menu. Three memory places are available as well as a Guest account with preset values.
Depending on the model and equipment, the following functions are saved:
Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function: seat position
Exterior mirrors (only for driver’s seat with memory function): position, lowering while reversing
Air conditioning: temperature settings (left/right), ventilation with circulation and blower speed
Infotainment: navigation settings, radio station and sound among others
Head-up Display: selection of information shown
Instrument cluster: multifunction display, Active Info Display.
Driving profile selection: last profile
Park Assist – park steering assistant including parking assistant: volume of the beeps, pitch
Lights: Coming Home and Leaving Home functions
Configuration of the driver assistance systems: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), advance warning for pedestrian protection, Lane Assist, Dynamic Road Sign Display, Side Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert