There I was, sitting in MotorMartin Towers thinking about the Bentley Bentayga just last week when it came to me, the missing piece of the Bentayga jigsaw. After many hours pondering I finally had the answer, a way to make MotorMartin’s fortune.
Think about it for a minute, what is the one thing that you need once you’ve taken delivery of your new Bentley? You’re correct, if only someone had designed some kind of Apple Watch specific application that could work certain systems for you whilst you yourself were in the car, wouldn’t that be fantastic? So there MotorMartin was, queuing at the patents office, waiting for my number to come up when the following news arrived back at MotorMartin Towers.
Bentley had just shared with MotorMartin that Bentayga passengers now have the luxury of controlling a selection of in-car systems from their Apple Watch, thanks to a new app developed by the British luxury brand. Bugger.
The technology, which uses bespoke digital architecture, enables those being driven in the Bentayga to remotely control the on-board climate and entertainment systems; adjust the heating, ventilation and massage functions of their seats; and monitor real-time information, such as vehicle speed, distance travelled and outside temperature.
Bentley say that using the Bentyaga’s Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Watch wearers simply synchronise with the vehicle’s Touch Screen Remote (TSR) system and then interact with the car from the convenience of their wrist.
Dan Whittaker, Director of Electrical and Electronics at Bentley, informed MotorMartin that: “The Bentayga is technologically advanced and combines this with luxury in a way only Bentley can achieve. This new Apple Watch connectivity is another example of how we are constantly innovating in order to enhance the customer experience.”
Well done then to Bentley for another innovative piece of technology that’s guaranteed to provide the Bentayga’s privileged few with a ‘real life’ solution that should make driving their Bentley even more special.
Where will you go?