Helping you drive with more confidence, helping you make use of technology: Those are the dual goals behind Volkswagen Driver Assistance.1 Upgrades, updates, and new additions to these available VW features can help. Here’s what’s new.
Evolved parking help
Available Park Assist1 made its debut in model year 2015, and on its anniversary it’s gotten an upgrade. VW engineers have updated algorithms to help make parking quicker and the distance smaller.
The newest entry — Park Assist 3.0 — introduces a semi-automatic front parking capability that can help with:
- Parallel parking in spaces the length of the vehicle plus 2.6 feet
- Pulling out of parallel spaces the length of the vehicle plus 1.6 feet
- Perpendicular parking (forwards or backwards) in spaces the width of the vehicle plus 1.2 feet.
It’s easier to use Park Assist now, too: The sensors are more adept at helping to detect where you want to park, which requires fewer inputs. Additionally, 360-degree monitoring of the vehicle — courtesy of Park Distance Control — shows warnings on the radio/navigation screen indicating the distance to other vehicles.
Park Assist 3.0 is standard on the 2018 Atlas and Golf.
Wider camera views
Available Area View complements Park Assist 3.0. It uses four cameras around the vehicle (the rearview camera, one in the bumper, and one in each side mirror) to “stitch” together wide-view images to provide a bird’s-eye view to help better guide the vehicle into a space.1 Drivers can also access individual camera views, for example, to make sure the wheels aren’t against a curb.
Area View is available on the 2018 Atlas.