New Driver Emergency Assist 2.0
Volkswagen has a new driver emergency assist system that is going to be integrated into the Arteon and it's fully described below. What do you think of it?
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One of those features will be Emergency Assist 2.0 – a system which makes full use of the Arteon’s suite of assists to take brief control of the car in an emergency.
Emergency Assist 2.0 is intended to deal with worst-case scenarios such as the driver becoming incapacitated at the wheel. In short, if it detects an unresponsive driver.
If the car senses that the driver has not used the wheel or pedals for a certain period of time, the system will first deploy ‘countermeasures’ such as warning signals and lights, plus physical autonomous brake jolt signals. If these measures aren’t enough, the emergency stop system steps in. The hazard lights automatically switch on, and by using the lane keep assist in tandem with the steering controls from the parking assist feature, the Arteon will begin to move across into the nearside lane. Side assist uses ultrasound sensors to detect traffic around the vehicle, while the adaptive cruise control regulates brake and throttle.
A Pre-Crash system to detect approaching dangers is another one of the Arteon’s safety assist features, but this new setup can now detect imminent shunts from the rear.
Pre-Crash uses data from the traction control system to detect potential crashes related to driving dynamics, data from the Front Assist system to warn and overt potential head-on collisions, and now it can use data from the Side Assist function to sense danger from behind. Side Assist is used as a blind-spot detection system most of the time, but its sensors can also sweep the road behind, either when stationary or when moving.
If it detects an imminent risk, the system will step in and react by turning on the hazard warning lights, closing the windows and pulling the seatbelts taut.