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A new year for Volkswagen equals available technologies designed to help make your time behind the wheel more enjoyable. In model year 2017 Volkswagen vehicles, drivers will have a host of options and features.

Driver Assistance Features

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System1

When drivers get into certain collisions there’s a chance they may be disorientated and unable to apply full braking pressure. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System can detect a collision and apply the brakes to help bring the car to a stop. This helps reduce residual kinetic energy and, in turn, the chance of additional damage.

The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is standard on the 2017 Touareg and available on select trims of the 2017 Passat, Jetta, Golf Family and Beetle models.

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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)1

Americans love road trips — but all that freeway driving and traffic can get stressful. The available advanced Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system* can help the driver by allowing a pre-determined driving distance from the vehicle in front to be set. ACC then helps to maintain that length from the car ahead, thanks to a forward-facing radar. Adaptive Cruise Control is standard on the 2017 Touareg and available on select trims of the 2017 Golf Family, Passat, Jetta and CC models. * The features discussed are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner͛s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

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Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)1

If traffic starts to slow or someone cuts in front of you, two braking systems focus on helping reduce on-road risks.

Using a radar sensor, the Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking system can detect slower vehicles ahead, sound a warning and flash “Press Brake” on the instrument display. If you don’t react or the applied brake force is too low, the system will deploy the brakes to help shorten the stopping distance, helping slow down the car to help prevent contact with another vehicle or to help lessen the impact of contact. If you’re traveling at lower speeds, the system can brake hard and aim to stop the vehicle. Front assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking is standard on 2017 Passat and Touareg models. Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking is available on select trims of the 2017 CC, Jetta and Golf family. 

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Blind Spot Monitoring1

An extra set of eyes while you’re driving would be great for monitoring blind spots — and that’s the focus of the Blind Spot Monitoring system. Using two radar sensors at the rear of the vehicle to act as an extra set of eyes and scan for approaching traffic, the system flashes warning lights to help alert the driver in the side mirrors if a vehicle slips into a blind spot or approaches at high speed. If you ignore the initial warning and show continued intention to change lanes, the flashing will become brighter. Blind Spot Monitoring (side assist) is standard on the 2017 Touareg and available on select trims of the 2017 Golf Family, Jetta, Passat, and Beetle.

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Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist)2

The Lane Assist lane departure warning system — available now on select models — uses intelligent camera technology to help monitor road markings on either side of the vehicle. The system can provide a haptic warning (vibration) through the steering wheel or countersteer to help alert you to correct and get back in your lane.

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Infotainment Features

Guide & Inform3

Guide & Inform features include a free 3-month trial of SiriusXM TravelLink, Satellite Navigation and SiriusXM Traffic — which can help keep you better informed. With SiriusXM TravelLink you can get details you’re interested in, such as fuel station prices and weather information.


App-Connect includes a number of different features designed to help integrate compatible smartphones with select Volkswagen vehicles. App-Connect offers integration with three major smartphone platforms — Apple CarPlay™, AndroidAuto™ and MirrorLink™. Just connect your compatible mobile device using a USB, and you’ll be able to see select apps optimized for usage on your car’s infotainment display.