Some of the most impressive Volkswagen safety technologies on the market
If you are in the market for a pre-owned or new Volkswagen vehicle, we promise that you will be impressed with some of the safety technologies offered on new VW models. Safety is an important consideration for many consumers, and we can promise you that Volkswagen driver assistance technologies will exceed your expectations. Whether you are buying a new Volkswagen Jetta, a pre-owned Volkswagen Golf, or any one of the impressive new or pre-owned Volkswagen sport utility vehicles on the market, we guarantee that you will be impressed. Let’s take a look at some of the features found in Volkswagen vehicles that keep you safe.
The following technologies are designed to help avoid accidents and collisions.
Lane Departure Warning and Prevention
Distractions can happen when you are out on the road. Technologies such as Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning are designed to make sure that these distractions do not become more serious. Lane Departure Warning will keep you in the centre of your lane by warning you if you are about to deviate from your trajectory. If you fail to react to the warning, Lane Keeping Assist will bring you back to the centre of your lane by taking control momentarily of the steering wheel.
Forward Collision Warning
A forward collision warning system can be particularly useful in a range of situations. On the highway, this technology is useful when there is congestion or if a vehicle suddenly brakes in front of you. It is even more useful in the city where it has the ability to detect vehicles that slam on the brakes in front of you. By detecting a potential danger, warning you, and intervening if you fail to react, forward collision warning can prevent accidents and make every drive safer.
Volkswagen Side Assist
Side Assist (also called blind spot monitoring) and rear cross traffic alert are technologies designed to improve visibility. The side assist system is often offered as standard equipment in VW vehicles and will warn you that there is a vehicle in your blind spot through the use of a small light on the side view mirror while the rear cross traffic alert system will warn you if a vehicle is approaching perpendicularly to your vehicle as you are backing up.
The following technologies are designed to provide assistance on the road, improving safety but also comfort and convenience.
Traffic Sign Recognition
You can ask anyone and they will tell you that knowing the speed limit when they are driving isn’t all that difficult. And yet, with the number of times that speed limits change in the city or on a highway with frequent construction zones, we underestimate just how useful it can be for our vehicle to remind us of the speed limit when we are driving. That is exactly what traffic sign recognition can do for you. We can guarantee that once you have tried it, you will never want to go back.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control is essentially an advanced cruise control system that not only keeps a set speed, but it also keeps a set distance from the vehicle ahead. The vehicle will automatically slow down if you are coming up on another vehicle too quickly in order to keep a safe distance.