The Top 5 Safety Features In VAG Group Cars
One of the first things people should ask when they go to buy a car is how safe it is. What safety features does the vehicle have to keep the driver as well as the passengers safe, especially in the event of an emergency? Cars are getting safer all the time, and this is because manufacturers have taken on board the worries of their customers and are using technology to their advantage. So what can people expect to find in VAG Group cars to improve safety and maximise on technology?
The idea of a pre-crash system is for the onboard safety system to be a proactive measure if there is a possibility that a crash could occur imminently. The Pre-Crash system is constantly analysing the likelihood of an accident happening and when there is an increased risk, be it from the front, side or behind, it puts wheels in motion to increase the safety of the occupants. For example, the windows shut, the sunroof will close, and the seat belts in the front of the vehicle will tighten.
Auto Hold is there to stop people accidentally rolling back when they have stopped on a hill. It is a common sight to see cars are stationary on a hill, and as they go to set off, they often roll back. This can cause panic and bumps to occur. The Auto Hold feature reduces the need to keep applying the handbrake, and there will be no need to worry about rolling back.
It works by remembering the last braking pressure applied when the car stops as you set off it automatically applies this pressure until you move forward. If the vehicle starts to roll backwards, the feature will also see the braking pressure increased until the car is at a standstill.
Front Assist is a feature designed to prevent accidents occurring and if they do occur, to minimise the damage caused. Radar systems are used to assess the speed and distance of other vehicles on the road and are always on the lookout for potential collisions. The driver is alerted both visually and audibly, and the brakes are prepared in case an emergency stop is required.
With so much going on around us when driving these days, the Front Assist system really takes the strain and allows the driver to concentrate on the road in front of them.
City Emergency Braking
City Emergency Braking is a new braking system that employs innovative collision avoiding technology. If the driver of the vehicle fails to brake when a collision is deemed imminent, the brakes are automatically applied.
The system activates at speeds of less than 18mph and it uses a laser sensor to detect the potential of a collision occurring. If the system feels there’s likely to be one it prepares the brakes, making them more sensitive and ready for an emergency stop.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Control works by using the Front Assist technology to avoid accidents while the car is in cruise control. It does this by keeping you a safe distance away from the car in front at all times. The system constantly works to assess what is going on in front of the vehicle and reacts accordingly. This takes the stress away from the driver, especially on long journeys.
If a collision is deemed likely though, it will ready the brakes and will also shorten the stopping distance too.