If your Volkswagen is equipped with the Keyless Access wireless technology, you can leave the key in your swim bag. The car will recognise it from up to 1.5 metres and unlock the door as soon as you touch the handle. Simply get in, push the button to start the engine, and off you go to your next destination. In many models, a simple foot movement is all that is required to open the boot with the “Easy Open” system – practical when you have both hands full.
Drive relaxed – even on holiday
Going on holiday can sometimes be tiring. The many comfort and assistance systems in the latest Volkswagen models help to make the most beautiful time of the year far more relaxed. We explain how the systems work and how these life hacks can make days off even better.
Hands full? With Keyless Access, the car can be quickly unlocked
Help with driving: Travel Assist
Stop-and-go traffic, gridlock and then gradual progress … enough to get anyone’s back up. This is where Travel Assist comes in particularly handy. It guides the car neatly in its own lane, at the desired distance from the car in front, and adapts the speed to the limits and road layout.
Talk to your car: “Hello ID.”
In many Volkswagen models, the voice control performs an online comparison. This improves the rate of recognition and quality of result, even when searching for points of interest. Voice control is available in all ID. models on the German market, provided you have a navigation system and the We Connect Plus service is activated.
Energy-saving driving: the Eco Assistant in the all-electric ID. models
A day trip into the hills of Tuscany? Or a winding coastal route in Norway? The Volkswagen ID. models can be driven in a predictive and energy-saving manner everywhere, because the Eco Assistant comes as standard.
It analyses navigational data and traffic signs. When the car is approaching a zone that requires the car to be driven more slowly – like a corner, town or roundabout – the system informs the driver that they should take their foot off the accelerator pedal. Energy saving made easy!
Linking car and smartphone: We Connect.
We Connect helps! The app connects the car to the user’s smartphone. Depending on the model and features, different services are available. We Connect Plus also includes helpful real-time traffic information for navigation purposes, as well as online voice control, which answers questions using the accumulated knowledge of the Cloud. In the ID. models, We Connect also makes it possible to charge and air-condition the car remotely.
Keep your distance: ACC
Travel Assist comes with Active Cruise Control (ACC). In many models, ACC is also available separately, and comes as standard in the top-of-the-range models. When behind another car, the system maintains the distance defined by the drive.
In some of the latest Volkswagen models, ACC is predictive: it uses signals from the front camera and route data to integrate speed limits, the edges of built-up areas, junctions and roundabouts, which can be particularly helpful on unfamiliar roads whilst on holiday.
Fusion of display and reality: the augmented reality head-up display
Intuitive displays: ID. Light
In the models with ID.3 Software 3.0, ID. Light offers new functions. One of these is the local hazard warning, which informs the driver of vehicles that have broken down, crashes and emergency vehicles, among other things. Another function, when the navigation system is active, indicates in good time that it is necessary to switch lane before exiting the motorway.
And now? Holiday time! Have a relaxing trip.