When it comes to providing the newest safety features for its automobiles, Volkswagen has consistently set the pace. The corporation has prioritized producing cars with cutting-edge standards and extra safety features.
Here’s a list of some of the safety features in the Volkswagen Polo that make it such a great car.
Blind Spot Monitor
This helps to avoid major accidents by monitoring vehicles coming from the back and sitting to the side. When it detects either, an LED indicator on the side mirrors illuminates to draw attention to the car’s driver. To reduce the likelihood of dangerous lane-changing scenarios, the system flashes another warning if the driver turns on the “turn indicator” light in the direction of the identified vehicle. Radar sensors in the system use a monitoring range of around 20 meters surrounding the car, which is automatically triggered at speeds of 30 km/h. Rear Traffic Alert (see below) is a feature that comes standard with the Blind Spot Monitor when purchased, revolutionizing backing out of parking areas.
Driver Alert System
This technology is featured on the Polo Comfortline and alerts the driver over the course of five seconds with a visual text in the instrument panel and an audible signal that advises taking a break. The warning is issued once again if the motorist does not stop for a rest within the following 15 minutes.
Rear Traffic Alert
When combined with the Blind Spot Monitor system, the Rear Traffic Alert greatly increases safety. Reversing from parking spaces and driveways that are perpendicular to the road is far less dangerous thanks to rear traffic alerts. The system is able to “recognize” vehicles that are not just directly behind the Polo but also those that are coming from the side and are only barely visible to the driver. Even at distances of up to 40 meters, the radar-based sensor module can identify objects traveling at 4 km/h or more.
This assistance technology steers the Polo into perpendicular or parallel parking spaces automatically and even has the ability to reverse out of parallel slots. It is turned on by pushing a button on the center console. The driver chooses the side of the car to be parked using the indicators. The driver just needs to engage reverse gear, accelerate, and brake when assisted parking begins if Park Assist determines that the parking space is big enough (40 cm of maneuvering area, front and back, is acceptable). If there isn’t enough room, an automatic braking function will help with the car handling the steering.
Multi-Collision Braking (Automatic Post-Collision Braking System)
About 25% of crashes that cause personal injuries also include other collisions. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System on the Polo can potentially prevent further crashes or at the very least lessen their impact. Even before the driver has a chance to respond, the Automatic Post-Impact Braking System begins to automatically apply the brakes after the first collision, within the parameters of the system. This can lessen the impact of the collision and, ideally, prevent further collisions.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control keeps the driver traveling at the chosen speed within the parameters of the surrounding traffic’s movement. The function actively monitors the traffic around you using tiny outside sensors, altering cruise control speed as necessary. It automatically lowers the cruise control setting if the car in front of you brakes or slows down.
Let Escondido German Auto Take Care of Your Volkswagen
At Escondido German Auto, your safety is our number one priority, so we are dedicated to ensuring all of your Volvo’s safety features are working as they should. Whether you need a repair or general maintenance, our team of expert mechanics is always available to help. We serve customers from Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and Valley Center, California, and have the resources required to repair your Volkswagen affordably and efficiently. Along with servicing Volkswagens, we also service other well-known German brands including Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, and Sprinter.
Please feel free to call us or visit our shop to speak with one of our helpful specialists in person if you have any questions about what we can do to fix your VW. We are pleased to hear your inquiries and offer knowledgeable responses and solutions for your car-care requirements.
* Red Volkswagen Polo Car image credit goes to: Aliaksandr Litviniuk.