German carmaker Volkswagen new Arteon is set for a release in the United States this summer and one of the most notable feature of the car is its safety features, which has the ability to help a driver and prevent an accident, it detect that the driver might have fallen unconscious then gently steer the car to the side of the road. While ‘Emergency Assist 2.0’ is a latest feature in itself, the function takes advantage of four existing Volkswagen safety programs: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, and Side Assist as well as Park Assist. You can also review Volkswagen’s new car at Auto xpedia.
The Volkswagen Arteon will notice if a driver has not touched the gas, steering wheel or brakes for a certain length of time, and it’ll attempt to ‘wake up’ the person with the sounds, visual cues and also a physical brake tap. If that does not work, Emergency Assist 2.0 feature takes over: The car’s hazard lights switch on as well as it steers itself to a safe, nearside the road.
The Volkswagen Arteon will also perform gentle steering maneuvers in order to let nearby drivers know that there is a dangerous situation unfolding. By utilizing the ultrasound sensors to check the traffic behind and the Adaptive Cruise Control as well as Lane Assist to prevent itself from running into any car up ahead, the VW Arteon is able to minimize the risk of any collision while it is in the process of changing lanes and coming to a complete stop.
This is not the first time that carmakers have explored the idea of how they can help drivers and those around them should they pass out in the car while it’s moving, but come this summer you’ll actually be able to get your hands on a car that has such features installed.