Front Assist: VW Automatic Braking Technology

February 1st, 2019 by

2019 VW Passat on the RoadThe vehicles on the roads of Chicago and Northbrook are smarter than ever in 2019, and when you drive with Jennings Volkswagen in Glenview, you can take advantage of top-tier Volkswagen driver-assistance safety features like Front Assist. Since the 2016 model year when these features were first released, Volkswagen automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection technology have become available in more and more models, and today, it’s easier than ever to get the advanced technology you desire in the VW vehicle of your choice.

How Does Volkswagen Front Assist Work?

The Volkswagen Front Assist system has been designed to avert potential collisions and minimize the damages caused by those that are unavoidable. When your VW vehicle’s front-facing camera system and radar sensors detect an object or a person in your path, it sends out an audio-visual Forward Collision Warning and starts to apply the brakes automatically. If the collision warning doesn’t give you enough time to stop the vehicle yourself, the automatic emergency braking can bring your Volkswagen to a complete halt!

The powerful safety features in your Volkswagen act like a second driver, or a very attentive passenger, helping you stay alert and avoid the danger posed by distractions on the road. With that said, it isn’t a substitute for the full awareness of the person behind the wheel. The system works only at or below speeds of 19 miles per hour, so you should remember to keep both eyes trained on the road ahead when you’re traveling through Park Ridge or Niles.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking

Not even the most advanced safety technologies can prevent every collision, but keeping you safe in the aftermath of these events is of the utmost importance to the engineers at Volkswagen. Many new models also offer the Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which can help prevent movement and dangerous secondary collisions after the initial impact in an accident. When your vehicle is equipped with this technology, the force of a crash will trigger the system to automatically lock the brakes to all four wheels, thereby preventing you from spinning out of control.

Advanced Driver Assistance from Volkswagen

Autonomous emergency braking and automatic post-collision braking aren’t the only advanced technology features that you’ll be able to find in your next new Volkswagen! Many new models have been equipped with some or all of the following driver-assistance features:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Assist
  • Light Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Park Distance Control, or Park Pilot
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Area View

Want to learn more about the safety features that will be offered in the Volkswagen vehicle you choose? Reach out to one of our expert team members to find out how to get all the features you desire.

Experience VW Automatic Braking at Jennings Volkswagen

Ready to find a new Volkswagen model with Front Assist automatic emergency braking? Start exploring our extensive inventory of new vehicles for sale in Glenview today. Once you’ve found a model that jumps out at you, contact our team to schedule your test drive! We’ll take you out on the roads of Chicago, where you can experience these advanced safety features for yourself.

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