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Technologies that take the hard work out of driving. Driver Assistance


Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC)

DCC is an innovative system that allows you to choose the style of drive you want at any time. Different ride settings are offered depending on models - such as Comfort, Normal, Race and Individual - all at the touch of a button.

This operates the electrically regulated dampers and steering. In 'Race' mode of the Golf R, relatively stiff dampers match the changed steering characteristics, offering a driving experience like that of an agile sports car. The damping also adapts itself to the respective road conditions.

Each shock absorber connects to a control that calculates the optimum setting for each wheel from the sensor data and other information received from the steering, braking, engine, transmission and driving assistance systems.

This allows the DCC to react continually - up to a thousand times per second - to bumps in the road, changing lanes or curvy roads, while reducing pitch and roll motion.

Lane Assist

VW Lane Assist stops your car from drifting out of its lane, reducing the chance of an accident. If it senses your car is drifting out of your driving lane it gently counter-steers the car back on line.

Since many accidents are caused by cars leaving their lanes when the driver's concentration falters, this innovative system makes driving safer and easier. The lane-keeping assistant uses a camera located in the rear-view mirror unit to monitor the road markings and prevent an unintended deviation. The system only intervenes if the indicators are not activated, so if you do want to change lanes and signal your intention, the intelligent system recognises this and switches off.

Driver Alert System (Rest Assist)

Monitors driver behaviour closely - noting any erratic steering wheel movements and lane deviations, for example - so it can judge the moment that you are starting to feel sleepy and need to stop.

It also continually evaluates traffic signals on the road when you are driving at speeds of more than 64kph and works out when it's time to take a break.

If the VW driver alert system detects that you're starting to lose concentration it will alert you with a visual display on the dashboard and a warning sound. 

Park Assist 3.0

When you want to parallel park your car you just press the Park Assist button and use the indicator before your car passes the parking space. Ultrasonic sensors in the front bumpers will scan the space to see whether it is big enough.

You then stop the car, selects reverse gear and let go of the steering wheel. Park Assist shows you its intended reverse path on your multi-functional display, then puts the car into the best starting position and steers automatically into the space. Even though you don't have to steer, you're always in control of your car, working the accelerator or brake and the clutch. And you can deactivate the system immediately by taking over the steering or by braking to a standstill.

Parking in even smaller spaces. We've developed an enhancement to Park Assist that can help park your car when you want to reverse into even smaller spaces, in one or more moves. 

Maneuver Braking

Braking at the last possible moment allows the assistant to reduce the severity of a collision, or even to prevent it altogether. Maneuver braking is active when reversing, at a speed from 1.5 to 10 km/h, and when driving forwards, from 2.5 to 10 km/h. When the function is not required, then it can be disabled temporarily or permanently by using the radio system. 

Maneuver braking protects the driver from a collision. It prevents unpleasant damage to the bumper, and to any objects near the vehicle. 

Digital Cockpit

The Digital Cockpit presents data and information about the vehicle directly in the cockpit. The high-resolution screen replaces the conventional speedometer and allows five different views to be tailored ideally to personal needs.

For instance, in navigation mode, the speedometer and rev counter are moved to the edge in order to provide more space for the map. If required, information such as driving, navigation and assistance functions can, however, also be integrated into the speedometer's and rev counter's graphics areas.

Moreover, the Digital Cockpit is also networked with other assistance systems in the vehicle. In this way, the infotainment system data, such as telephone contact photos or CD cover, which is displayed in the center console can also be transferred directly into the driver's field of view.

Dynamic cornering lights

Our LED headlights with dynamic cornering light give up to 90% better illumination of corners as the headlight beam will swivel to follow the angle of your steering wheel.

The steering movement of the headlight units, which include small servomotors, is controlled by signals from the steering angle sensor, among other things. The maximum swivel angle of the cornering lights is 15 degrees. This gives you early warning of any hazards and some vital extra time to react.

LED Headlights

The bird's-eye view of the light cone shows that areas adjacent to the road in particular are much better illuminated with LED technology. 

LED headlights last much longer than traditional headlights and uses much less power then the alternative headlights. This enables an improvement in overall efficiency. LED headlights also runs much cooler. 

Our LED headlights also consists of LED daytime running lights. These permanently on lights increased visibility of you to other road users at all times, thus increasing safety while driving.

Dynamic Light Assist

A camera on the windscreen analyses the traffic ahead as well as oncoming traffic. On the basis of this data, the system automatically switches to main beam at speeds of more than 60 km/h and main beam remains activated without dazzling oncoming traffic.

This improves the illumination of the carriageway and the roadside in twilight conditions and at night. Continuous main beam operation can therefore help in preventing accidents.

In addition, Dynamic Light Assist offers significantly greater comfort as the driver's eyes tire less quickly. 

Tyre Pressure Load Indicator

An underinflated tyre can quickly cause damage. 

If you see the tyre pressure warning symbol light up on your vehicle's dashboard, it means your tyre pressure has reduced considerably or the tyre has a damage. 

The tyre pressure load indicator is a monitoring system that monitors the rotation of the tyres to detect any loss of pressure. The system will then warn the driver when the tires are under inflated.

Side Assist

Side Assist provides the driver with support for lane changing. Two sensors at the rear monitor the areas behind the car and in the blind spots at the sides. Irrespective of whether a lane change is intended, Side Assist indicates all the vehicles in the area which is critical for lane changing. A symbol in the relevant wing mirror is lit continuously to warn the driver of the potential risk.

If the driver operates the direction indicators despite this warning, the LED concerned lights up more brightly and flashes to warn the driver of the risk. Side Assist is active at speeds of 30 km/h and higher. Side Assist is always offered together with Rear Traffic Alert as a standard feature.

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