How is Volkswagen Keeping Me Safe?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Technology on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Volkswagen Driver Assistance Features

Many automakers have their own lineup of active safety features. Volkswagen is no different. When you need help conquering the road, the Volkswagen Driver Assistance features are there for you. What are these features and what do they do? We’ll discuss that below.

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2018 Volkswagen Passat steering wheelFront Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring

Radar sensors can detect if a pedestrian is within a certain area of the vehicle or if they’re headed in the path of the vehicle. If so, the system will then alert the driver and provide braking assistance if the driver doesn’t brake hard enough.

Parking Steering Assist

This feature will help you find a parking stall that is big enough for your Volkswagen so you wont have to guess. The steering assist feature will then go to work, helping you get in or out of the parking spot.

Rear Traffic Alert

Sensors on both sides of the rear bumper will provide an audible and visual alert if a vehicle crosses your path while you’re in reverse and, if necessary, provide braking.

Lane Departure Warning

A forward-facing camera scans the road ahead and detects where the lane markings are. If you inadvertently start going over them, the system will provide gentle countersteer (it will also vibrate the steering wheel in the Touareg).

Adaptive Cruise Control

When the driver in front of you is driving inconsistently, adaptive cruise control comes to the rescue. This feature will set a certain intervail between you and the driver in front of you, slowing down and then speeding up as they do.

Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking

If this system detects a potential frontal collision, it will provide slight braking if necessary along with an audible and visual warning.

Blind Spot Monitor

When a vehicle enters your blind spot, the blind spot monitor will alert you as well as providing braking assistance if necessary.

The number one priority for everyone should be staying safe behind the wheel. If that sounds like something you value, get in touch with Hall Volkswagen today!

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