Dense traffic, monotonous long journeys and poor visibility adversely affect your concentration. Volkswagen’s driver assistance systems can assist you in many stressful situations and help you to avoid accidents, within the system's limits. Gain an overview and discover the assistance systems that will provide you with support in future.
Assessing distances and relative speeds is one of the most challenging tasks for any driver in traffic. ACC adaptive cruise control automatically adapts the vehicle's speed to that of the vehicle ahead and maintains the distance set by the driver. At the same time, it keeps the vehicle within the set maximum speed.
The Blind Spot monitor warns the driver when vehicles are in the blind spot and thus makes it easier to change lanes when overtaking.
Driving concentration can lapse when driving on long and monotonous routes. There is an increased danger of unintentionally departing from the lane. The lane departure warning "Lane Assist" helps the driver to keep the vehicle in the right lane.
“Light Assist” provides the driver with greater convenience and visibility when driving at night by automatically switching between dipped beam and main beam. Thereby contributing to a more considerate and relaxed driving style.
When “Dynamic Light Assist” is activated, the vehicle drives continuously with main beam above a speed of 60 km/h and in complete darkness, significantly improving the illumination of the road and the edge of the road when driving at night. And even with oncoming traffic, the driver recognises unlit obstacles, like pedestrians, much earlier. Continuous main beam provides the driver with improved visibility and can help to avoid accidents without dazzling oncoming traffic.
Tiredness can become a risk on long journeys. Volkswagen’s Driver Alert system prompts the driver to take a break when it appears necessary.
Accidents are often caused by drivers not paying attention when changing lanes on the motorway or on narrow roads. The lane change assist “Side Assist” helps drivers when overtaking or changing lane by warning them about vehicles approaching from behind within a detectable range.
Volkswagen’s Traffic sign recognition informs the driver about current road signs and helps him to concentrate better on what is happening on the road in confusing situations.
When the flow of traffic grinds to a halt, the driver is under increased pressure from continuous stopping and starting. Traffic Jam Assist takes massive pressure off the driver, as it independently controls acceleration and braking, within the system's limits, and automatically keep the vehicle in lane, preventing typical accidents in traffic jam situations.
Narrower or changing lanes can unnerve the driver as he drives through roadworks. A high volume of traffic and shorter gaps between vehicles make the driving situation extremely confusing. Roadwork Lane Assist, an enhancement to lane departure warning, is capable of calculating the path of the vehicle in advance and helps to avoid accidents by calculating a collision-free driving corridor and maintaining it by corrective driver steering recommendations.
Innovative driver assistance systems support the driver in many respects. They use sensors to record objects and can react to many situations. Volkswagen goes one step further with Car-to-X communication: in future it will enable your vehicle to share information with other vehicles and objects in the environment.