VW Pre- and Post-Collision Braking System Differences
Volkswagen takes safety very seriously. In fact, the Volkswagen Driver Assistance package is standard on many of the VW models. This package has 7 different safety features and comes standard on the following 2016 Volkswagen models: the Jetta, the Beetle, the Beetle Convertible, the Touareg, the Passat, and all Golf models.
There are two features in particular that people get confused. These are the Front Assist Warning, of Forward Collision, and the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. The key difference is that one is active prior to a potential accident and the other deploys after an accident has occurred. Let’s take closer look at the VW pre-and post-collision braking system differences.
VW Front Assist has one goal – to prevent front-end collisions. Front Assist has two very important components. The first is warn and the second is to actively engage, if the warning isn’t heeded. The Forward Collision Warning system warns drivers of imminent collisions through alarm noises as well as visually through a dashboard warning light.
If the driver does nothing after this warning, The Forward Collision Warning system will automatically slow down the vehicle. Front Assist works with the Autonomous Emergency Braking feature, which is activated when warned of an imminent collision. It will activate if the driver does not or cannot apply the brakes. The system will even assist if the driver doesn’t apply enough power when braking.
Post-Collision Safety Features
The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is a safety feature that aims to minimize damage when a collision has happened. When a collision happens, the vehicle may continue to move and cause further damage. With the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the brakes are automatically applied when the primary collision is detected by the deployed air bag sensors. The system is automatic so the driver doesn’t need to think about applying the brakes. This braking action prevents the vehicle from continuing to move and causing further damage or secondary collisions. It deploys whether or not the driver is conscious and it prevents further injury or damage as it puts a halt to the crashing vehicle’s momentum.
If you’d like to learn more about Volkswagen’s Driver Assistance package, we encourage you to come by and learn more about it.