If you pass out while driving VW’s Arteon keeps you alive
You possibly heard about VW’s new car Arteon, which was replaced with VW Passat CC, as CC was dominated by the name Passat and couldn’t have its own personality.
New Arteon has some amazing life-saving autonomous technology although it doesn’t have a full-featured self-driving ability. The new Arteon has a new software and sensors to detect driver’s consciousness. If you pass out while driving, the car realizes that and pulls the to the side of the road carefully.
Whatever it is, obviously, try not to pass out while going with 60 miles/h. Have your breakfast, don’t argue with your partner, before you leave home.
The system is called Emergency Assist 2.0, and it takes advantage of four existing VW safety programs: Adaptive Cruise Control, Side Assist, Lane Assist and Park Assist. The Arteon will notice if a driver hasn’t touched the gas, brakes or steering wheel for a certain length of time, and it will attempt to “wake up” the person with sounds, visual cues and even a physical brake tap. If that doesn’t work, Emergency Assist 2.0 takes over: The car’s hazard lights switch on and it steers itself to a safe, nearside lane.
The system uses Lane Assist to recognize lines on the road and Park Assist to actually steer the car. Radar detection via Adaptive Cruise Control and Side Assist helps ensure the Arteon won’t hit any other vehicles.