01 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

‘Coffee Convenience’ function to refresh new Volkswagen drivers on the move

Volkswagen 'Coffee Convenience' function

Volkswagen has today announced its latest weapon in its driver alert system arsenal. As well as the company’s Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Post-Collision Braking, Lane Assist, Park Assist and Driver Alert systems, is the new Coffee Convenience function. Taking a leaf from Fiat’s book of keeping drivers refreshed, certain new Volkswagen models – including the New Polo – will be available with an in-car coffee machine.

When the Driver Alert System flashes up a fatigue warning, all the driver has to do is to press a button on the multifunction steering wheel and the in-glovebox machine will brew a cup of freshly ground coffee. A second coffee cup display in the multifunction dashboard display will inform the driver that the perfect cup of coffee is ready to drink, encouraging a rest stop.

This is important, as, Volkswagen states that overtired drivers cause up to 25 per cent of all accidents on motorways. In time, a function will also be fitted to allow drivers to locate a branch and pre-order a hot drink form any motorway service station coffee shop. In addition, VW-branded ‘Aprilscherz’ coffee will also be available from the Autostadt complex shops in Wolfsburg, home of the global Volkswagen headquarters.

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