Volkswagen wants his vehicles to be as safest as possible and is introducing a series of new technologies to assure that. Following the recent years safty technologies introduced on newer models, Volkswagen wants to extend this availability also on smaller cars.
For example, in the US many of Volkswagen Touareg safety gizmos will reach even the small cars.
The Germans want to democratize driver assistance for the compact sedan and compact hatchback classes. The available features list include: Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), and an active Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) system.
The Beetle, CC, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, and Jetta offer these available features, depending on model and trim line. In addition, all Beetle, Beetle Convertible and Jetta models add the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which was already fitted to Touareg and Golf family models, as standard.
This safety system uses information from the airbag sensors to help prevent secondary collisions. Analysis of crash data in Germany ascertained that around 14 percent of accidents involved a secondary collision after an initial impact so Volkswagen engineers designed the system to help avoid them.
With a re-alignment of trim lines throughout the MY16 lineup, rearview cameras are now fitted as standard to more than 85 % of Volkswagen models.