VW Details Arteon’s Innovative Emergency Assist System

VW’s new Arteon features more driver assistance systems that any other Volkswagen model before it, and that’s a pretty big deal for the German automaker.

With the help of its Emergency Assist 2.0, the Arteon is supposedly capable of preventing serious accidents in many circumstances.

For example, the Arteon can take over as soon as the sensors notice that the driver has become incapacitated. The system will then warn other road users and automatically steer the car towards the nearside lane, where it will come to a halt.

Emergency Assist 2.0 works by merging ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), Side Assist, Lane Assist and Park Assist into one electronic entity.

If the driver is indeed unable to control the car (for whatever reason), the system initiates systematic countermeasures. First, an acoustic warning, followed by visual and physical (brake jolt) signals. If they still fail to react, Emergency Assist will activate the previously mentioned emergency stop process, with the hazard warning lights automatically switched on.

The Arteon will also perform gentle steering maneuvers in order to let nearby drivers know that there is a dangerous situation unfolding. By utilizing ultrasound sensors to check the traffic behind as well as the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist to prevent itself from running into any vehicles up ahead, the Arteon is able to minimize the risk of any collision while it’s in the process of changing lanes and coming to a complete stop.


  • TheHake

    My Passat also does the ‘Break Jolt’ when not touching the steering wheel (let acc and lane assist control the car alone) for 60 seconds. Got the damn fright of my life! Dunno what it does after that…

  • SteersUright

    I really hope this good looking new entry in the coupe-like sedan market drives well. The last CC already looked very good but was an absolute bore to drive, feeling no different behind the wheel then an ordinary Passat.

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