If you’ve ever been on a road trip with your buddies, a visit to the mountains for a family camping getaway, or even drove your new Volkswagen around the Fairfax, Dulles, and Reston area, you know there many moments that go un-captured. Volkswagen is partnering with Google to bring drivers “Volkswagen Smileage“, a social media app that gives you the power of recording and sharing your journeys, no matter how big or small.
Smileage lets users share their experiences on the road through photos, videos, and other social commentary shown with interactive maps. At Lindsay Volkswagen, we are particularly familiar with how much you all love talking about your cars and the great places you bring them, and now with Smileage, doing so is easy!
So how does it work?
The smart phone-based application works when a driver signs into his or her Google account onto their phone, which must be synced with their Volkswagen. The app measures the fun factor (or smileage) of each journey based on factors like weather, traffic, location, time, and social interactions. For example, your smileage may be higher on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon cruise, but lower on a chilly early Monday morning commute to work.
When it comes to documenting your travels, “Trip Mode” lets you name the journey, tag passengers, and add photos or videos to the map. This is a super fun way to share a family vacation with the grandparents or “tag along” with the kids on their trips.
Volkswagen Smileage is safe to use as well and does not allow any driver interaction while on the road, but instead works in the background.
Smileage will be available on Android phones to start, but we can expect access on all smartphone devices in the coming months. In the meantime, get your smileage meter off the charts with a visit to 22455 Cedar Green Road in Sterling, VA to check out our new and used Volkswagen inventory. As for more updates on the auto brand’s advancement of car technology? Just subscribe to our blog!