About VW Passat SAT Nav
Although the most common VW satellite navigation system to come with the Passat is the RNS 510, there are a few alternatives that can still be fitted. The RNS 510 has a voice control technology that allows you to navigate the menus without taking your hands of the wheel. You can announce to the sat nav your required destination, and the system will show you the way - you don't have to clumsily prod at the screen when you should be keeping your eyes on the road.
You can choose to view the map in two dimensions, or from a topographical point of view. If you like you can see it in three dimensions, taking on a bird's eye view appearance. A split screen mode splits the RNS 510's display in to two parts, with one side showing the map and the other detailing any specific information about your route.
The RNS 315 is an alternative radio navigation system with an inbuilt Bluetooth telephone system. The 315 has a 5 inch touch screen which lets you access FM and AM radio, your destination map and MP3 files.
Every unit comes with a DAB radio option, more than 100 points of interest downloaded in to the maps system, and complete maps of 24 countries as standard, more maps can be downloaded and added to the system. The RNS units also have an SD card slot, which allows playback of MP3 and other music files.