Car2X guarantees more safety. Car2X communication means that the Golf Variant can communicate with other vehicles and the traffic infrastructure in the vicinity within a radius of up to 800 metres to exchange information relevant to the traffic situation. This information is exchanged within milliseconds. Thanks to the application of a harmonised Car2X standard (Wi-Fi p/ITS G5) within the European Union (EU) that is valid for all manufacturers, it is possible to transfer information between vehicles of all brands as well as the infrastructure within all EU member states. This “common language” is a crucial requirement to cut the number of road traffic accidents throughout all countries. Thanks to Car2X, drivers are notified and warned of local traffic hazards. The targeted visual and acoustic driver support in hazardous situations using direct Car2X communication in the vehicle can prevent accidents – a milestone on the path to accident-free driving.
Travel Assist. The new Travel Assist feature in the Golf Variant enables assisted driving up to 210 km/h. For this, the system relies on systems including Adaptive Cruise Control ACC (longitudinal guidance) and lane keeping system Lane Assist (lateral guidance). Travel Assist is activated using the multifunction steering wheel. For legal and safety-relevant reasons, drivers must permanently monitor the system – meaning they must have at least one hand on the steering wheel. Thanks to new capacitive sensor technology in the steering wheel, it is sufficient if drivers merely touch it. However, if they let go of the steering wheel for more than 15 seconds, visual and acoustic warning signals and a braking jolt are issued and implemented. The driver must react by this point at the latest and touch the steering wheel, otherwise Emergency Assist is activated and the Golf Variant is brought to a stop.
ACC with predictive speed detection. The latest generation of Adaptive Cruise Control in the Golf Variant is predictive. For this, the system calculates the position of the Golf Variant based on route and GPS data from the navigation system to lower its speed before reaching bends, roundabouts, junctions, speed limits and built-up areas. At the same time, ACC accesses the Dynamic Road Sign Display via the front camera and adjusts the speed as soon as a limit has been detected.
Front Assist. Front Assist offers new functional scopes. The area monitoring system operating on the basis of a radar sensor and in conjunction with the front camera warns and brakes in emergency situations in the event of an insufficient distance to the vehicle ahead – using the City Emergency Braking System and Pedestrian Monitoring, even at very low speeds in built-up areas. This range of functions is now enhanced by Cyclist Monitoring, swerve support and – for the first time in a Volkswagen – oncoming vehicle braking when turning function.
Oncoming vehicle braking when turning. When the vehicle turns left (right-hand traffic), the Golf Variant featuring oncoming vehicle braking when turning automatically brakes the vehicle to a stop (while simultaneously emitting an audible and visual warning), providing there is an oncoming vehicle approaching on the lane the vehicle is intending to cross. Depending on the speed at which both vehicles are travelling, the oncoming vehicle braking when turning function can prevent an accident or mitigate the consequences within system limits.
IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights. Volkswagen is offering the new Golf Variant with LED headlights as standard. For the very first time, the flagship version will feature particularly powerful IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights. The driver switches on the system using Dynamic Light Assist. Using 22 LEDs per headlight matrix module, it activates up to ten different, partly interactive light functions and projects them onto the road surface, depending on the model. Another feature is a “wiping” turn signal function of the IQ.LIGHT - LED matrix headlights; its striking appearance has a positive effect on active safety.
LED technology as standard. LEDs are already the preferred light source from the basic model of the new Golf Variant. In the standard headlights, the dipped beam, main beam, position light and daytime running lights are realised with daylight-bright LEDs. The tail light clusters at the rear also exclusively feature LED technology. The design and LED outlines thus create an unmistakable, three-dimensional night signature at the rear. The brake light of the optional, top-of-the-range tail light also features a striking switchover function between LED signatures (click-clack effect) and this version’s turn indicator function also features sliding design. Depending on the equipment configuration, the new Golf Variant features exterior background lighting for the first time. A Coming Home and Leaving Home animation function is also available as an option. The exterior background lighting is realised via the headlights, tail light clusters, door handle recess lighting and welcome lights in the exterior mirrors. The Coming Home function is activated by switching off the ignition, and Leaving Home by unlocking the Golf Variant. The function is started as soon as you approach the car with the vehicle key.