Skoda have announced a mid-term tech touch up for their flagship; the Superb. From the end of May 2017, both the Superb and the Superb Estate -- sold internationally -- will get new goodies in terms of safety and security tech. In addition to a few creature comfort and connectivity solutions.
In the update, the Superb will get Care Connect as standard -- ambition trim and above-- regardless of the choice of Infotainment system. Skoda’s Care Connect system will feature an automatic emergency call function which is activated as soon as the car is in an accident under the circumstance that a restraint system -- airbags and such -- has been triggered. The vehicle establishes a data and voice connection with emergency service and transmits all the valid data. This feature can also be activated manually via a button on the roof.
Additionally, remote access has also been added courtesy the Skoda Connect App. You can now use your smartphone to check whether -- among other things --the windows and doors are closed, or the lights are off. It also gets a honk and flash option which makes it easier to find the car in a crowded lot.
The updated Superb will also get a 9.2” screen and SmartLink+. SmartLink+ is Skoda’s offering that allows a smartphone to use some essential apps such as, navigation, infotainment and communication through the infotainment system. The SmartLink+ will also allow the driver to read vehicle data of their smartphones.