Škoda Scala and Kamiq models offer new wireless smartlink technology

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Škoda’s Scala and Kamiq models are the first in the Škoda family to offer Wireless SmartLink technology, enabling drivers to connect a smartphone to their car using wireless technology. In conjunction with the inductive charging feature of the optional Phone Box, this enables completely wireless in-car smartphone use.

Up until now Škoda drivers had to connect their mobile phones to their vehicles via a USB cable 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 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.

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