The pressure to make the switch to an electric car seems to be growing by the day. The government’s 2030 moratorium on new petrol and diesel car sales is creeping ever closer, and while that doesn’t mean we can’t keep driving existing internal combustion engine vehicles after the deadline, there’ll be no more new ones […]
How much do you know about your car’s AWD system? If you drive a SEAT, for example, and you were told that you have a Haldex clutch system, would you know what that meant? While these things are not exactly a matter of life and death, knowing more about your car’s drivetrain, powertrain and other […]
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.