To succeed in a competitive market like the auto industry, manufacturers are constantly innovating and improvising. Volkswagen certainly is no exception to this rule. You’ll find a plethora of technologies in a modern Volkswagen, including conveniences like KESSY keyless access and safety features like blind-spot detection. To give you a good understanding of the tech that goes into a Volkswagen, and so that you can have fun playing with these features during a test drive with us at Volkswagen Chatham, here’s a breakdown of what these Volkswagen innovations and technologies can do for you:
ACC Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control that helps you maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead. Your speed is automatically adjusted, and the vehicle is disallowed from exceeding the maximum defined speed. One of many Volkswagen innovations and technologies available to shoppers.
With this piece of tech, a sensor is looking out for you, paying attention to your blind spots. Changing lanes becomes less worrisome knowing that you’ve got a backup sensor looking out for you. And when pulling out of a parking space, Rear Traffic Alert is there to warn you of approaching vehicles, and implement braking intervention should the system determine it’s necessary.
KESSY Keyless Access
The ultimate in starting systems for Volkswagens. An ID sender in the car key sends the signal to open your doors for you, start your vehicle, and more. Your Volkswagen detects the key via proximity sensors in the door handles and a radio pulse generator in the key housing.
Electric and Hybrid Tech
We all know this is the future of transportation, and Volkswagen is at the forefront. The Volkswagen pure electric-drive motor is noiseless, emission-free and especially fuel efficient, making for an excellent investment. Hybrid engines are made up of both TSI engines and electric motors, the latter of which acts as a generator when you brake the vehicle, and charges the battery.
The world premiere of the I.D. at the Paris Motor Show was an amazing spectacle. This electric compact vehicle is readying for launch sometime around 2020, and it’s a fully automated vehicle as well. You’re looking at 400 to 600 kilometres on a single charge of the battery. Or if you’d prefer to have control behind the wheel, you can opt for full control yourself, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy that during a test drive with this futuristic, fun compact car.