2021 R line infotainment 8"

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JK-VWTiguanR
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 pm

I have gesture control on my 2019 and turned it off, every-time I drove my hand would be too close and the gesture control would work.

I also see that the heads up display is now on the windscreen instead of the pop up screen.
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by John27 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:55 am

I have had voice activation on both of my Mk2 Tigs. I use this for making telephone calls, setting the sat nav, selecting music from a USB stick (I have several thousand songs on a stick in the car) and changing radio stations. I find this really useful as I don't need to touch the head unit while driving and finding music tracks quickly for me, is a god send. However, if you have Apple Car Play or Android Auto (I use neither) many of the functions may be covered there and so you may not need this - others will be able to advise on this.

I got it free on my first Tig and discounted on my current one. At £200, if you have Apple Car play or Android Auto then its probably not worth it. If its discounted or you don't use either of them, it is well worth considering. In my opinion, it understands what you say at least 95% of the time, first time although there are some words it just never gets.
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by Avi268 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:15 pm

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to reply.

My local dealer just called me from a newly delivered R-line with standard Discover 8" system, and confirmed that gesture control and wireless Car Play both are present and working :)

Interestingly, in live chat with VW UK the agent stated that there is no gesture control on the 8" and this is only available on the 9.2" PRO as per the brochure lol.

Thanks again.

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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:26 pm

Avi268 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:15 pm
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to reply.

My local dealer just called me from a newly delivered R-line with standard Discover 8" system, and confirmed that gesture control and wireless Car Play both are present and working :)

Interestingly, in live chat with VW UK the agent stated that there is no gesture control on the 8" and this is only available on the 9.2" PRO as per the brochure lol.

Thanks again.
Great news.
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by phope » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:50 pm

To be fair, the gesture control is OK...it works 90% of the time I've tried and even then, it's because I haven't put the hand quite close enough to trigger the sensors. The MIB3 hardware seems swift enough to react, even thought its not the Pro.



I used to drive a lot of different BMW for work, and their gesture control was really slow to react, even in the 7 and 8 series cars - it really struggled to detect swipes, and as for twirling your finger round & round to turn the volume up & down...
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:29 pm

I found just driving I sometimes accidentally swiped the screen so I turned it off as it drove me nuts.
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by chillyman50 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:14 pm

Avi268 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:50 pm
Can anyone clarify if the standard 2021 8" unit comes with gesture control as I'm being given conflicting info.

Also, is there voice control as standard on this unit, and if so, what does the £200 voice option offer ?

Thanks in advance.
voice can be used with google maps , which i use all the time. i don't bother with the satnavs, there out of date to quick and gm gives me cameras and alternates routes by voice as well
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by Pauld888 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:03 pm

JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 pm
I have gesture control on my 2019 and turned it off, every-time I drove my hand would be too close and the gesture control would work.

I also see that the heads up display is now on the windscreen instead of the pop up screen.
That’s what the brochure suggest but my facelift R Line has the tacky pop up!
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:13 pm

Pauld888 wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:03 pm
JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 pm
I have gesture control on my 2019 and turned it off, every-time I drove my hand would be too close and the gesture control would work.

I also see that the heads up display is now on the windscreen instead of the pop up screen.
That’s what the brochure suggest but my facelift R Line has the tacky pop up!
Oh really, perhaps it’s from the 21 reg models.
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Re: 2021 R line infotainment 8"

Post by Doose8 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:52 pm

JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:13 pm
Pauld888 wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:03 pm
JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 pm
I have gesture control on my 2019 and turned it off, every-time I drove my hand would be too close and the gesture control would work.

I also see that the heads up display is now on the windscreen instead of the pop up screen.
That’s what the brochure suggest but my facelift R Line has the tacky pop up!
Oh really, perhaps it’s from the 21 reg models.
Interesting, be keen to know if this is the case. Found the Heads up display really useful and have ordered again on this new model. Projection onto the windscreen sounds much better than the clunky pop up screen.....
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