Assisted driving up to 210 km/h.
Travel Assist. Volkswagen consolidates the systems it develops for assisted driving under the umbrella brand IQ.DRIVE. A central component of this is the driver assist system Travel Assist, which is available in the Tiguan Allspace. This system can take over steering, braking and acceleration of the vehicle at speeds of up to 210 km/h. To do this, Travel Assist relies on familiar systems including Adaptive Cruise Control for longitudinal guidance, and Lane Assist (fitted as standard) for lateral guidance. The driver can activate the system using the Travel Assist button in the newly designed multifunction steering wheel. After doing so, the driver must keep their hands on the wheel. The Tiguan Allspace’s electronics monitor this using the new touch-sensitive surfaces on the steering wheel. The driver is always ultimately responsible for controlling the vehicle – they must always be ready to override the assist systems if necessary.
Predictive ACC. The new Tiguan Allspace with manual gearbox is equipped as standard with the current generation of the Adaptive Cruise Control system including a speed limiter. In models with 7-speed DSG, Adaptive Cruise Control also includes the stop & go feature. This assist system incorporates the signals from the front camera into its control mechanism, as well as GPS and map data in models with a navigation system. It also takes local speed limit information, town boundary signs, junctions and roundabouts into account in advance. The Autonomous Emergency Braking system can now react even more effectively to persons that are crossing the road in complex situations. The latest generation of the enhanced lane keeping system Lane Assist is now better able to detect lanes and natural lane boundaries such as grass edges even more accurately.
City Emergency Braking System. The City Emergency Braking System is a system enhancement for Front Assist and monitors the area in front of the Tiguan Allspace using a radar sensor. The system operates at speeds below 30 km/h. If the driver does not react to an impending collision with a vehicle ahead or a stationary vehicle, the brake system is preconditioned as in Front Assist. If necessary, the City Emergency Braking System then automatically initiates hard braking within system limits to reduce the severity of the impact. In addition, if the pedal force applied by the driver is insufficient, the system intervenes by applying maximum braking force.
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Around a quarter of all accidents with personal injury result from multicollisions that take place after the actual first accident. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System can help to avoid secondary collisions or at least reduce their severity. After an initial collision, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System automatically initiates a braking action – within system limits – even before the driver can react. In an ideal case, this can significantly reduce the severity of the accident or completely prevent it.
Proactive occupant protection system. If the proactive occupant protection system, working together with Front Assist and Side Assist, detects a potential accident situation – such as when hard braking is initiated by an activated brake assist system – the seatbelts for the driver and front-seat passenger are automatically pre-tensioned to ensure the best possible protection via the airbag and belt systems. If a highly critical and unstable driving situation is detected – such as severe oversteer or understeer with ESC intervention – the side windows are closed (except for a small gap), as is the optional sliding sunroof. Background: with the windows and roof nearly closed, the head and side airbags are able to provide optimum support and thus be as effective as possible. As this system is offered in the new Tiguan Allspace in conjunction with the standard Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist function, the proactive occupant protection system also detects situations in which the distance to the vehicle ahead is critical, and it helps to shorten the vehicle's stopping distance. In hazardous situations, the driver is given a visual and an audible warning and is also warned with a preventative braking jolt.
Park Assist. The optional Park Assist including Park Distance Control automatically guides the Tiguan Allspace into parking bays and parallel parking spaces and can also drive the car out of the latter. The system is activated by pressing a button on the centre console. Using the indicators, the driver selects the side on which the vehicle is to be parked. Once Park Assist finds a sufficiently large parking space using the ultrasound sensors (40 cm of manoeuvring room at front and rear is sufficient), assisted parking can start: the driver selects reverse gear and then just has to accelerate and brake when needed. The car handles the steering. An automatic braking function provides assistance if the distance is insufficient.
Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator. The Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator utilises the wheel speed sensors of the anti-lock brake system (ABS). In case of tyre pressure loss, the rolling radius of the affected wheel decreases, and the wheel turns faster at the same vehicle speed. The system detects that the tyre pressure is insufficient from this and warns the driver visually via the standard Digital Cockpit Pro. However, the Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator does not relieve the driver of the obligation to check tyre pressures.
Side Assist plus Lane Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. The new Tiguan Allspace is equipped with the Lane Assist lane keeping system as standard. If this versatile SUV is ordered with the optional driver assist system package including the Side Assist lane change system, these two systems merge. Also on board in this case are Rear Traffic Alert, as well as the Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking including Pedestrian and Cyclist Monitoring. The driver assist system package can help to prevent serious accidents. Its advantages come into play in two situations in particular: on the motorway, it recognises vehicles in the blind spot that are overtaking quickly or driving at low speed in slow-moving traffic, warns the driver about them, and initiates counter-steering via Lane Assist before a dangerous situation can occur. When reversing out of a parking space, the sensor system already detects vehicles approaching from the side before they enter the driver’s field of vision. It can then warn the driver very early on about traffic crossing sideways.Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist. Front Assist, which is fitted as standard, uses a radar sensor integrated into the front of the vehicle to continuously monitor the distance to the vehicles ahead. The system assists the driver in critical situations by preconditioning the brake system, alerting the driver to the need to react by visual and audible warnings and, in a second stage, by a brief warning jolt of the brake pedal. If the driver does not brake hard enough, the system automatically generates the necessary amount of brake pressure to prevent a collision. If the driver does not react at all, Front Assist automatically applies the brakes to give the driver more reaction time. In addition, the system assists by informing the driver if the distance to the vehicle ahead is too short. In addition to detecting vehicles, the latest version of Front Assist – fitted as standard in the Tiguan Allspace – also detects pedestrians and cyclists who are crossing the road. And it does this not only during the day, but in darkness as well. As soon as a pedestrian or cyclist is at risk, the system warns the driver and, in a final stage, applies the brakes to slow down the Tiguan Allspace within the limits of the system. The Front Assist system also includes the City Emergency Braking function.