Tech Fest 2017 - Live Blog.

Welcome to our live blog that will be updated daily covering Tech Fest 2017. Keep checking back for all the latest updates and information.


The scene is set for the first Tech at your Service presentation at Volkswagen Watford. We are looking forward to taking customers through the tech in their vehicles and answering questions on areas such as Volkswagen Car Net, Lane Assist and their Sat Navs. We are also having live Park Assist demos on site where customers can learn first hand how the technology works.   

Our customers listening to our tech expert Craig, explaining the advantages of Volkswagen Car Net and how Guide and Inform helps us when out on the roads in real time. Other questions people had around Bluetooth connection and the use of different Sat Navs were all discussed and answered. 

Our Tech Gurus were on hand to help a couple of customers pair phones and sign up to Car Net. Everyone had a great time and feedback has been brilliant. We have events happening at all our sites over the week, check out the events page for all the information.

"Really interesting talk, I had some questions around my Sat Nav that were answered and now looking forward to using Car Net"

Tomorrow we have a Volkswagen brand talk held at Watford Citygate. It's not too late to attend, head to the Tech Fest webpage and just register your interest and we will book you a seat. We can't wait to hear about the Arteon and the technology in that and what else Volkswagen have in store for the future...


Here we go again! Day 2 of Citygate Tech Fest 2017. Today we have a Tech at your Service event at our Volkswagen High Wycombe branch and we have Volkswagen giving a presentation on the new Arteon and the future of technology from a VW point of view.

As always, keep an eye on this page for Tech Fest updates...

Got any questions?

We have teams of Tech Gurus at every site, on hand to answer any questions throughout the week. In two days they have paired phones, explained Sat Navs, set up Car Net for our customers, demonstrated (expertly of course) park assist and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). So if you have any questions please drop in and ask for a Tech Guru!

Today's Tech at your Service session at Wycombe gave our customers the chance to get behind the wheel and experience the technology the didn't know how to use previously. ACC, Park and lane assist were all explained and tested. We are happy to report that no Tech Gurus were hurt in today's session!

"Great to understand more and now be able to use the features on my car that I wasn't sure about before"  

At Citygate Volkswagen Watford we welcomed Volkswagen to give a talk about the technology within the new Arteon, what technology is coming in 2018 across their entire range and what Volkswagen have planned for the future with EV and concept cars. We spoke to one of our guests who said "After seeing what technology is now available its made me think about changing my current Golf". Well you are in the right place! 


We have reached the half way stage of Tech Fest! So far we have had some great sessions, talks and conversations with our customers with everyone learning more about the technology in the vehicles. Another busy day today with more Tech at your Service events happening across our sites including SKODA, Kia and Volkswagen CV. As always keep checking back for more updates!

Today saw lots more of our customers learn about their Citygate vehicles with more Volkswagen, SKODA, Kia and Commercial Vehicle drivers all coming to Citygate to learn about the tech at their finger tips. Our Kia customers were shown this video about what to expect when it comes to autonomous driving, exciting times for all of our brands! 


Day 4 of Tech Fest! Big day today with more Tech at your Service events, Tech Gurus on hand to answer questions through out the day and finishing with An Evening with BBC Technology reporter Zoe Kleinman at our Volkswagen Watford site. Zoe will be talking about the future of the automotive industry and what this means for us as consumers. Personally, we can't wait to hear what she has to say! as always keep coming back for updates and keep checking our social channels for more content. 

Not long till Zoe takes us through her thoughts and opinions around the future of 'driving'. to keep up to date and to see exclusive content, follow us on our social channels. If you have any questions for Zoe please let us know and we will happily ask long as they are automotive based...

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