The Intersection Assistant available on the Touareg is an extension of the Rear Traffic Alert system. Rear Traffic Alert, which is already available on various Volkswagen models, already warns drivers reversing out of parking spaces of vehicles approaching at an angle of 90 degrees – this is the classical situation in the case of parking spaces at right angles to the road. The newly developed Intersection Assistant now warns drivers of vehicles approaching from the sides at intersections, highway exits or car parks. For this purpose, two radar sensors are integrated in the front bumper to monitor traffic approaching from the sides. As with Rear Traffic Alert, the driver is warned if a hazard is identified and, within the limits of the system, an emergency stop is initiated if the driver does not react.