Volkswagen MIB II Infotainment System Offers Updated Connectivity for Users

August 3rd, 2015 by

Volkswagen MIB II Infotainment System Updates

When it comes to highly anticipated Volkswagen technology, the MIB II infotainment system has to be at the top of the list. This is the second generation of Volkswagen’s modular infotainment platform and from what we have seen here at Jennings Volkswagen we are incredibly impressed. Volkswagen announced that the new MIB II system will be available for most of its 2016 vehicle models, all except the EOS and Touareg. We actually have already started seeing the MIB II system in the newly arriving 2016 VW Tiguan vehicles, and we cannot wait for you to learn more about this system.

When it comes to the Volkswagen MIB II Infotainment system updates there are actually quite a few. The system will have a higher screen resolution and faster processing speeds overall. The touchscreen features the same technology as smartphones and tablets, which allows gesture friendly controls like swiping and pinch-zooming. Like its predecessor, it will still offer a proximity sensor where the system senses when your hand is near so it can change the screen to show more user friendly options. There are four different units announced by Volkswagen, each allowing different functionality and features. See the chart below for each available MIB II infotainment system unit.

MIB II UnitAvailabilityDesign
Composition Color Entry-level VW Models Touchscreen radio with 5.0-inch resistive 400x240 color display AUX-in, reverse camera display, SD card slots, USB multimedia interface with iPhone and iPod compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity
Composition Media Select VW Trims 800x480 capacitive color touch display with either 6.3 or 6.5-inch touchscreen; proximity sensor equipped Same features as Composition Color unit, enhanced electric vehicle functions, SiriusXM radio, HD radio, App Connect smartphone integration, JPEG viewer, support for lossless audio file format
Discover Media Higher VW Trim Levels Same as Composition Media unit Same features as Composition Color and Composition Media, 2.5D Navigation with special features, Car-Net Guide & Inform, additional electric vehicle functions
Discover Pro 2016 e-Golf SEL Premium 8.0-inch color capacitive touch display Same features as previous units, even more special navigation features, Jukebox music storage with up to 10GB of storage, even more electric vehicle functions, wireless connectivity, DVD drive

Arguably the best part of App Connect is that it allows Volkswagen to be one of the first automakers offering a system that is compatible with all three of the most common smartphone integration interfaces: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. This means that virtually any type of smartphone you have will be able to connect to the MIB II infotainment system when equipped with App Connect, allowing you to stay connected on the go.

Even better, once your smartphone is connected, the touchscreen layout will resemble your phone’s screen style to make navigation even easier. Check out the MIB II infotainment system photos below to see how it looks when connected with different smartphone operating systems. To learn more about the MIB II infotainment system and Volkswagen vehicles to be equipped with this system, stop into Jennings Volkswagen.

Posted in Technology