Opel CEO Uwe Hochgeschurtz explains: “With the new Astra, we are starting what we will consistently continue in all upcoming models – intelligent software applications for the maximum benefit of our customers. We call this ‘Detox to the max’. Drivers and passengers are not overwhelmed with nonsensical information and unnecessary functions. Instead, we offer the best ease of use with innovative technologies such as the new voice control and personalization of customer profiles,” explains.
Indeed, The German car manufacturer has access to top technologies from the parent company Stellantis. Stellantis already presented trend-setting innovations at its Software Day, on which we will also report further soon…We will also be driving the Opel Grandland next year, so look out for our Opel driving impressions!
For the moment, “Hey Opel” – two words are all it takes and the new Opel Astra is all ears to what the driver and passengers want. The new natural voice recognition works fully networked like the entire infotainment of the latest generation. “Detox to the max” is the motto against any form of digital stress. The basis is the unique “Pure Panel” cockpit with its intuitive operability, which is already available in the Opel Mokka, the new Grandland and the Astra. Now the manufacturer from Rüsselsheim is igniting the next stage of digitalisation.
Save your preferences…
Personal preferences can be saved in future as profiles. The infotainment recognises drivers or passengers by their smartphone. Different people can thus activate their individual settings with a touch on the widescreen. The Opel designers have created avatars for different characters. When navigation is called up in the Pure Panel, it is supported online in real time (Connected Navigation Plus), which means that traffic jams, for example, can be detected as they occur. Map updates are also available “over the air”, so that the latest version is always made seamlessly available to customers. The new Astra also features the latest generation of fully networked assistance systems for even more comfort and additional safety… we all like this very much!
Hans Knol ten Bensel