Switching signature tail light
The rear end is the area of a vehicle that motorists see most often and over the longest period of time. The reason is simple: No matter if in the city, on a country road or on the motorway, one constantly looks out of one's own car at the car driving in front. All the more important, then, is a successful design of the rear end particularly the tail lights. Moreover, it is crucial to create maximum attention for successive road users to increase road safety. This is best achieved by making both turn and brake functions easily and quickly recognisable. Volkswagen generated a new maximum signal effect for the first time in 2014 with the launch of the Passat. As an alternative to the standard LED tail lights, it is now optionally available with an LED tail light, which offers a switching signature between tail light and brake light function. With it, a new level of signal effect was introduced into lighting technology. Now in 2018, LED tail lights with switching signatures from Volkswagen are also available for the Golf, Tiguan and Touareg.
Click-Clack – Concise change between tail light and brake light
The "Click-Clack effect" of the switching signature tail light and brake light becomes visible at night when the tail light is active. When the brakes are applied, the Passat’s and Tiguan’s horizontal signature tail light changes to a vertical signature brake light. Visually it appears as if the horizontal tail light signature is turned down into the vertical signature brake light. The signal change underlines the recognisability of the brake and thus increases road safety.