Helping you on the Road

From Autonomous Emergency Braking to Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Traffic Alert, available Driver Assistance systems in many Volkswagen models can help you behind the wheel. Here’s how they work.
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*Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details and important limitations.

Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring
This feature can alert the driver to help prevent accidents involving pedestrians.1 A radar sensor works within system limitations to help detect if a pedestrian is headed into the vehicle’s path, and alerts the driver. If the driver brakes too lightly in response to an audible and visual warning, the system can increase braking pressure to help avoid or mitigate the impact of an impending collision. If the driver does not brake at all, the car can apply the brakes automatically.

Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) is available on the 2018 Atlas.

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Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist)
The available Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist) can help judge if a parking spot is big enough for your Volkswagen.1 When you’re looking for a place to park and are driving at speeds lower than 12 mph, sensors to the side, front, and rear of the vehicle scan for perpendicular or parallel space. Those sensors — which can also be activated by a button — will tell you when they “see” a spot that’s big enough. This feature will help you steer your vehicle into the space. You operate the accelerator, brake, and shifter; it does the rest.

Park Assist is available on the 2017 Golf GTI, Passat, and Golf SportWagen, and Passat.
Park Assist is standard on the 2017 Golf Alltrack.

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Rear Traffic Alert
With Volkswagen’s available Rear Traffic Alert, sensors on both sides of your rear bumper can help alert you to vehicles crossing in your path when in reverse.1 If the system detects a vehicle crossing your perpendicular path, it gives you both a visual and audible warning, and can even brake for you if needed.

Rear Traffic Alert is available on the 2017 Beetle, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Passat.

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Lane Departure Warning
(Lane Assist)

Volkswagen’s available Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) system has a forward-facing camera in the rear-view mirror that scans lane markings ahead.1 If it senses that you are drifting into another lane without using your turn signal, it will, within system limitations, gently countersteer. On the 2017 Touareg, the system will provide a warning vibration in the steering wheel if it senses you start to drift into another lane. 

Lane Assist is available on the 2017 CC, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, and Passat.
Lane Assist is standard on the 2017 Touareg.

 

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Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control is a terrific feature for helping keep you cruising at a set speed on the road. But if traffic ahead slows down, or if someone pulls out in front of you, you have to be ready to apply the brakes and disengage. Volkswagen’s available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps you maintain a relative distance from the car in front of you.1 If the car in front of you speeds up or slows down, the sensors can detect the change and your car follows suit.

Adaptive Cruise Control is available on the 2017 CC, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, and Passat..
Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on the 2017 Golf Alltrack and Touareg.

 

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Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
(Front Assist)
Volkswagen’s available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist)   has a sensor in the front to help monitor traffic and can alert you to a potential collision.1 If the driver brakes too lightly in response to an audible and visual warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can increase braking pressure to help avoid or mitigate the impact of an impending collision.  If the driver does not brake at all, the car can apply the brakes automatically.

Front Assist is available on the 2017 CC, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, and Jetta.
Front Assist is standard on the 2017 Golf Alltrack, Passat, and Touareg.

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Blind Spot Monitor
Volkswagen’s available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) has a sensor in the front to help monitor traffic and can alert you to a potential collision.1 If a collision is imminent, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can automatically slow the vehicle down if the driver does not apply the brakes. 

Blind Spot Monitor is available on the 2017 Beetle, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, and Passat.