Volkswagen Travel Assist and Emergency Assist Explained

authorBy Shreya

There have been various technological advancements in and around the world of Volkswagen vehicles. The Volkswagen IQ Drive is without a doubt one of them. It's a collection of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that come standard or optional on new Volkswagen vehicles. IQ Drive also has features like Travel Assist and Emergency Assist. We'll look at the features and capabilities of Travel Assist and Emergency Assist in this post.

What is the function of Travel Assist?

The new Volkswagen Travel Assist function essentially combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist devices. It is a Level 2 ADAS system feature. As soon as Travel Assist detects that the car is about to depart its track or is getting dangerously close to the approaching traffic, it can seize ownership of the gas pedal, brakes, and steering to keep a predefined distance between the vehicle and the traffic ahead. Travel Assist will only operate at speeds greater than 20 miles per hour. It's also worth noting that Travel Assist will only operate on roadways that have lines painted on them, such as city streets and highways. Unmarked roads, such as those in rural regions, may be devoid of lines, leaving the system with nothing to detect.

Drivers must maintain their grips on the steering wheel as much as they can while using Travel Assist at speeds up to 95 mph. Travel Assist will provide a brief sequence of visual and auditory prompts to regain control of the steering wheel if the capacitive-sensing steering wheel detects a driver has let go for more than 15 seconds. The car's Emergency Assist technology will start if the driver dismisses these warnings and the short, severe brake shock that occurs.

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What is the function of Emergency Assist?

When driving on lengthy, straight expanses of roadway, it's fairly unusual for a driver to lose concentration. When the Volkswagen Emergency Assist system detects driver obliviousness, it will issue a series of warnings and alarms.

The Emergency Assist system will initially display a notification in the center gauge cluster if the driver's attention has been diverted from the road. A chime will then play if the motorist does not show that they are paying attention. The final notification is a quick brake check. If a driver fails to respond to any of these warnings, the system will slow the car down and activate the danger lights immediately.