New SEAT Ateca 2020

Connectivity: More connected, more in tune with modern life

Martorell, 15 June 2020

Since the SEAT Ateca was first introduced, the world has changed. We’re more connected, reliant on a more digitalised experience than ever before and need to take this digital world with us into our vehicles, which is why the new version of the compact SUV takes connectivity to another level.

At it’s centre is SEAT’s Digital Cockpit, which brings together a high-resolution 10.25” user definable instrument cluster and infotainment system. The standard Media system boasts an 8.25” screen with smartphone audio compatibility, while the larger 9.2” Connect System offers navigation and natural voice control to simplifiy user interaction. And for simplicity the new Ateca also includes illuminated Type C USB connectors making it easier to plug in, connect, and charge without any hassle.

Voice recognition is perhaps one of the easiest and most natural ways to interact with devices, especially as we have become increasingly used to home assistants from the consumer electronics world.

Voice recognition enables a natural understanding of language in order to allow the user to interact with the infotainment system using natural commands, making corrections and referencing previous commands. So whether you need to find navigation information or search for music, it is quicker and easier, and the system uses a simple wake-up phrase “Hola Hola” to get things started.

And with the Full Link system, customers will also be able to access their digital lives no matter what device they use; Android Auto or Apple CarPlay (using a wireless connection based on Bluetooth or WLAN).

The Full Link system is the gateway to connectivity, allowing users to connect their mobile devices to the vehicle’s infotainment system, and bring their digital eco-system into the vehicle. So whether you want to bring your contact list into the vehicle, the music that’s part of your journey or mapping systems, they are all available, accessed in a controlled, intuitive, safe manner that won’t distract drivers from the road, using either the infotainment system or the integrated steering wheel controls.

SEAT CONNECT with an embedded SIM means that you’ll never lose your connection to the digital world, and, in future developments, the system will allow users to access the latest infotainment apps which can be updated at any time. That means the number of in-car and online services will grow through the life of the vehicle as the digital eco-system expands. SEAT CONNECT will be offered free of charge for one year, no matter which version or trim the customer chooses.

The built-in eSIM also means that the eCall service is available, which directly contacts emergency services in case an incident occurs, adding yet another level of safety to the vehicle. It’s not only the possibility to make an emergency call (manual or automatic) but also that important data from the vehicle will be sent to the emergency services such as car position, engine type, vehicle exterior colour or number of passengers, making it easier for them to assist.

In addition, the built-in eSIM also offers the possibility of reaching SEAT services through the “private call” button; this assistant allows the driver to contact SEAT services in their own language, no matter where they are driving.

In addition, the SEAT CONNECT services via the embedded eSIM allows some infotainment functions to use real time information from the cloud, adding an additional dimension to the traditional navigation system. For example, online traffic information, parking and petrol station position and also the opening times and current prices.

The SEAT Connect app opens a whole new world of possibilities by giving access to remote services. The app can be downloaded to your smart device, providing remote control over a host of features that will help maximize the driving experience beyond the car.

Users can remotely access their vehicle’s data: driving data, parking position, vehicle’s status, including doors and lights, set up speed alerts so you can be warned if someone using your vehicles is driving too quickly, area and anti-theft alerts, open and close the doors with the remote lock and unlock service, or can remotely activate the horn and turn signals to find the car more easily.