Volkswagen is one of the most successful car manufacturers in the world, thanks to brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda as well as Volkswagen itself. Each brand has a unique personality, one designed to meet the needs of different drivers and different budgets. What, though, are those differences when it comes […]
Category: Volkswagen Technology
Arguably one of the most popular and successful cars around, with over 35 million sold across the globe, the Volkswagen Golf recently turned an impressive 45 years old. On 29th March 1974, Volkswagen officially began production on the first-generation Golf, which was the successor of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. Even those in Volkswagens offices and […]
The 1960s were where the times really began to change for the Volkswagen Group. First of all, there was a name change due to the floatation of the company on the German stock market. They would now be known as Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft going forward, often abbreviated to Volkswagenwerk AG. A few years later, the 1st […]
The pre-crash feature onboard Volkswagen vehicles is a proactive system should a crash or collision be imminent. The technology continuously analyses the likelihood of disaster striking from the front, back and the sides. If the threat is imminent, measures will be taken to improve the safety of the vehicle’s occupants.
Auto Hold is a feature that prevents cars accidentally rolling back when starting from a stationary position on a hill. Most people tend to roll back or rely on the handbrake and extra power to try and prevent rolling back. The auto hold system removes the need for this and reduces any panic that may […]
Crumple zones are part of a car that are purposely designed to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a collision. They are there to absorb impact if the vehicle is hit from the front or from behind to stop impact to areas containing the driver or passengers.
If the Volkswagen pre-crash system feels that a collision is imminent, it will take steps to reduce the potential for severe damage and to increase the safety of the occupants of the vehicle. The electric windows will close, the sunroof will shut, and the front seat belts will tighten.
The Auto Hold feature seen in Volkswagen vehicles works by remembering the last braking pressure applied when the car stops. It then proceeds to keep applying the same amount of pressure to prevent movement. If motion is detected, braking pressure is increased until the car stops moving backwards.
With so much happening on the roads as people drive, it’s hard to keep track of every other vehicle while concentrating on your own driving. Front Assist is a feature that uses radar systems to assess the speed and distance of other traffic on the road. The driver is alerted visually and audibly if danger […]
Adaptive Cruise Control or ACC is a system that continuously assesses the speed and distance of the vehicle in front of you as you drive. It ensures while in cruise control you always remain at a safe distance. If danger is sensed, the brakes will be ready for an emergency stop.