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Volkswagen America announced Tuesday that its Car-Net app is coming to the Apple Watch and will allow drivers to remotely interact with their cars using it. The Car-Net platform is VW's driver safety and fuel efficiency suite. It offers features like automatic crash emergency response notifications, remote vehicle access and "health updates" on wearing parts like brake pads -- all delivered through the Car-Net mobile app. Now, instead of fishing for their phones in pockets and purses, drivers of many 2014 and newer VW vehicles worldwide will simply have to look at their wrists to know how their cars are doing.

The Car-Net for Apple Watch app really just ports a bunch of the mobile app's functions to the Watch interface -- like the ability to remotely lock and unlock the doors or see if any windows or the sunroof were left open. The Watch app will also provide you a map and walking directions to the car's location if you happen to forget where you parked. Plus, as you can see in the image above, drivers will also be able to remotely check their fuel or battery charge levels. Per the VW announcement, Car-Net is currently available on "select trims of 2014 and later Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta, Passat and Tiguan models and on all trims of 2015 and later Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen and e-Golf models." Now all you need is an Apple Watch.

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