Dec 7, 2015
Rüsselsheim. The Opel ADAM is bright and colorful, boasting new hues such as Orange Alert and Brownian Rhapsody. It is unique thanks to its virtually endless personalization possibilities. It features top connectivity – the ADAM introduced the award-winning IntelliLink infotainment technology. And now Opel is going one step further with its individualization champion: every member of the stylish mini family is available with the latest IntelliLink generation including smartphone integration and Opel OnStar – the ADAM is clearly a real trendsetter.
“The Opel ADAM in all its variants is the perfect example of how much individuality and technology can be packed into a small car. And with the new smartphone-compatible IntelliLink system and Opel OnStar, we boost our successful lifestyle mini onto a higher level,” says Jürgen Keller, Executive Director Sales, Marketing & Aftersales Germany. “So more than ever, the ADAM is becoming its owner’s personal home on wheels.”
As usual, all this comes at very affordable prices: the infotainment system IntelliLink R4.0 is available for just €350 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany); the hardware for the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar is free with ADAM SLAM and ADAM GLAM and otherwise available for €490 – while use of the Wi-Fi Hotspot is free of charge with all variants for the first 12 months following registration. This means private phone accounts are not charged, because those who connect their smartphones to Opel OnStar enjoy free navigation. And the ADAM family has another option lined up: as a smartphone-free solution, Opel dealers offer the portable TomTom Go 40 navigation device including FlexDock® that can be integrated into the ADAM. Furthermore, a wireless charging station for suitable smartphones for the central stack can be ordered for €135.
Praised for its clear 7-inch color touchscreen, connectivity options via USB and Bluetooth® for audio streaming and viewing photographs, videos and films or making a telephone call via the hands-free module – Opel makes the latest generation of its IntelliLink system even more functional. The new IntelliLink R4.0 – which made its debut at this year’s IAA in the Astra – now even more comprehensively integrates the world of smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the vehicle. Drivers and passengers simply need devices from Android 5.0 Lollipop and Apple iOS 7.1 (from iPhone 5). It is all fast and easy: simply connect the iPhone or Android smartphone to the IntelliLink R4.0 via USB, and the Opel infotainment technology immediately recognizes the systems and adapts the smartphone interface to the 7-inch IntelliLink touchscreen. Drivers can make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem.
The Google Maps and Apple Maps navigation apps are easy to use: updates are automatically downloaded onto the phone by the respective provider, so the driver always has the latest map data online. Changing the size of the map section on Android Auto is simply done by touching the screen and pinching or zooming accordingly. Another advantage is that smartphone-based systems provide information on traffic conditions in real time along with possible points of interest – including the complete address, opening hours and further details. When a text message from services such as WhatsApp or Skype is received, Android users can have it read out loud to them so they can keep their eyes on the road.
Opel also offers a third navigation option with the portable TomTom GO 40 system. Available at dealers as an accessory, it comes with maps of 45 European countries, 3D display and selected points of interest. Furthermore, the traffic situation is displayed in real time if a smartphone is connected. TomTom GO 40 also offers additional useful functions: it shows what streets are congested and why – and what impact this has on ADAM drivers in terms of the delay they must reckon with. As the system already indicates traffic jams as they form, drivers have plenty of time to choose an alternate route. To avoid distracting drivers from the road, the 4.3-inch color touchscreen can be safely attached to the dashboard via the FlexDock® holding device directly in their line of sight. The device is simultaneously charged.
Opel OnStar enables stable use of all internet-based services. The personal connectivity and service assistant with its special antenna turns the ADAM into a 4G/LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot. Up to seven mobile devices can be connected to the system at the same time – even abroad. No additional roaming fees are levied.
Opel OnStar offers an all-round carefree package, with services including Automatic Crash Response, 24H Roadside and Stolen Vehicle Assistance and Vehicle Diagnostics to name but a few. The myOpel smartphone-app allows Opel OnStar users to request help when away from the car, to open or close the car remotely or to access important vehicle data.
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