Smartphones have rendered many devices obsolete, and VW wants to add one more to that list by turning your compatible Samsung smartphone into the Golf’s key. You’re not going to need a mobile connection on the phone to make that happen as all that it’ll take is to put the smartphone near the door handle to lock/unlock the car. Before using it for the first time, you’ll need to link the smartphone to the infotainment via a one-time passcode.
Once inside, there’s a storage compartment on the center console where the driver can place the smartphone and then start the engine and drive off. Interestingly, the smartphone’s virtual key can be duplicated so that you can send it to other members of the family or friends, thus allowing them to gain access into the Golf from a different smartphone.