The new Touareg is the first Volkswagen to be equipped with Night Vision Assist. A thermal imaging (infrared) camera registers the infrared rays given off by people and animals. They are marked yellow or red on a black and white screen depending on the risk they pose. The image itself is transmitted to the Digital Cockpit. If Night Vision Assist identifies a hazard, it actively warns the driver via an optical signal. At the same time, the brakes and Brake Assist are primed to make maximum braking power available immediately.