17 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Explore the New Polo’s driver assistance systems on the streets of Barcelona

2014 Volkswagen Polo: 'Das Auto' magazine

In the latest issue of Volkswagen’s online magazine Das Auto, the company states that it’s not hard to lose your bearings in a big city like Barcelona. Which is why a New Polo is ideal – it offers more driver assistance systems than any other car in its class, don’t you know? If news of these technological innovations comes as a surprise, here’s a quick recap.

Front Assist
Front Assist is an optional traffic monitoring system from Volkswagen. It constantly measures the distance of other vehicles ahead via a radar sensor mounted on the front of the car. It detects critically reduced gaps and warns you of possible collisions.

It will automatically initiate a partial braking action if it detects no driver reaction, and will increase the braking pressure if the driver doesn’t brake hard enough. At low speeds (under 19mph) the integrated City Emergency Braking function helps you respond effectively to sudden situations.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
ACC measures the distance to the vehicle in front of you, adjusts your speed and maintains a preset distance. It does not exceed the speed you enter in the cruise control system.

2014 Volkswagen Polo: 'Das Auto' magazine

Parking Assist / Rear Assist rear-view camera
The New Polo’s parking sensors make parallel parking easier with its audible warning beeps and graphic on the infotainment display. The Rear Assist rear-view camera superimposes guidelines over the camera image, with different colours depending on the distance.

Driver Alert System
If you’re tired, the New Polo’s Driver Alert System will recommend that you take a break. It can recognise fatigue and the resulting decline in attentiveness by continuously evaluating driving characteristics above a speed of 40mph. (That truly is witchcraft!)

Electronic Stability Control
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) prepares you for all sorts of slippery driving scenarios by detecting critical driving situations and preventing the car from fishtailing.

Check out the New Polo’s driver assistance systems in more comprehensive detail at Volkswagen’s special technologies website.

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