Introducing the Potentially-Life Saving Emergency Assist on the Volkswagen Arteon

 

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The 2018 Volkswagen Arteon can’t help but make a stunning first impression. Its eye-catching looks and further “upscaling” of the German automaker’s already premium-feeling vehicles is a hard thing to ignore, after all. But it turns out there’s some innovative, practical tech lurking under its skin that makes it more than just a super handsome midsize hatchcoupe (our word)—but a safe one.

Debuting on the Arteon is a system called Emergency Assist 2.0, and its designed to keep the driver, and others on the road around them safe in the event they lose consciousness behind the wheel. If the driver hasn’t touched the brakes, gas, or wheel in a while, the car will first attempt to alert them with visual and audio cues. If that doesn’t work, the hazard lights turn on, and the Arteon will gently steer you to the road side and bring the car to a stop. Better yet, it relies on four tried-and-true systems already found in Volkswagen models: Adaptive Cruise Control, Side, Lane, and Park Assist features.

We hope to see this system make its way to every new Volkswagen model eventually! In the meantime, if you’re hankering for a slice of Das Auto, contact our Brunswick, OH dealership to see what we have in stock.

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