Volkswagen Commits to Making Its Widely Available Automatic Emergency Braking Standard Equipment By 2022

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Tech on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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What Volkswagen Cars Have Autonomous Emergency Braking?

Different drivers may have different priorities when it comes to choosing a new car, but certainly everyone will want that car of theirs to be safe. Thanks to technological advancements, like automatic emergency braking, today’s vehicles are safer than ever. So if you’re looking for a new VW with such safety capabilities, read on to take a look at what Volkswagen cars have Autonomous Emergency Braking.

With the introduction of 2016 VW models, a number of vehicles now offer the Autonomous Emergency Braking system for drivers who want it, and this comes paired with the Forward Collision Warning feature as well. The following models currently (as of the 2016 model year) offer automatic emergency braking:

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Golf GTI

Golf SportWagen

Golf R




Learn more about the safety features in Volkswagen vehicles

How does the Volkswagen Autonomous Emergency Braking work?

The way the system works is actually pretty simple. Combined with Forward Collision Warning, sensors are used to alert drivers with both visual and audible warnings when a front-end collision is possible. Of course, at this point, drivers should apply the brakes and slow down.

If the drive doesn’t or doesn’t do so sufficiently, however, the Autonomous Emergency Braking will spring into action. The system will apply the brakes to slow down the vehicle if necessary, helping you, the driver, possibly avoid a potential collision.

Will all Volkswagen models have automatic emergency braking?

So then, what does the future look like for Volkswagen vehicles equipped with the Autonomous Emergency Braking feature. It looks great. In fact, it was recently announced that Volkswagen is joining the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in committing to bringing automatic emergency braking to new vehicles as standard equipment by 2022.

There you have it. Not only do we know what Volkswagen cars have Autonomous Emergency Braking already, but we know many more will come standard with the feature in the near future. Remember to stay tuned to the Neftin Volkswagen blog for all the latest Volkswagen news.

8 Responses to “Volkswagen Commits to Making Its Widely Available Automatic Emergency Braking Standard Equipment By 2022”

  1. Robert Buchan says:

    This technology is not satisfactory fo driving condions in the UK. In fact it is downright dangerous as I have experienced.

    • Emma Parker says:

      I agree with Robert. The emergency braking has activated numerous times on our 2016 Tiguan and two others we have had as courtesy vehicles. It is dangerous and we are no longer prepared to drive it. However VW are refusing to acknowledge that there is any problem, despite lots of video evidence, and are refusing to refund our deposit due to this. Avoid VW until they sort it out at all costs if you drive country roads.

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  4. Mark says:

    Getting rid of my Golf due to the danger caused by autonomous braking. Will not buy another VW as they refuse to acknowledge it as a problem along wirh several other issues which are defects that arw designed into the vehicle.

  5. Dave says:

    Our 2017 Volkswagen Passat put the brakes on just before we went over railroad tracks, not sure why ? It was a slight dip in the Road before the tracks and this is the first time it’s happened since we’ve owned the car.
    My question …was this normal ?

  6. kirby says:

    This just happened to me tonight going over the tracks but in my case the car stopped on the tracks suddenly which was disconcerting. There were no other cars or people in my path. Not sure why it stopped.

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