The new eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf has won an award. Bilsikkerhedsorganisationen Euro NCAP has awarded the VW's 'Car2X'security system a so-called Advanced Award, which is awarded for pioneering and innovative security features.
This was stated by Volkswagen in a pressemeddelelese.
The German bilistorganisation ADAC has also tested the new technology and concluded that the Car2X is a 'technological milestone'.
the Cars - 11. mar. 2020 - pm. 17:56 Can save lives: New technology for cars to prevent accidents.
The new Golf can help the driver of the car to prevent accidents thanks to the innovative Car2X technology, which can wirelessly connect to other vehicles and parts of the traffic infrastructure, as the Gulf, so to speak, to communicate with the environment and other cars to be able to warn of any accidents, objects on the roadway, and the like.
- This is an exciting area in the field of safety, said Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP.
- Volkswagen must be congratulated on making this technology standard in a car that is being sold in as large a number as Golf, he says.
Specifically, can Car2X-technology make that the cars can 'talk' with each other and warn their drivers about potential dangers on the road ahead.
The new Golf 8 will be the first car on the european market, which is the standard equipment with the Car2X technology, which is based on the wireless wi-fi-p-standard.
the flow for a radius of up to 800 metres exchange Car2X-connected vehicles data on the position and other information directly with each other.
This gives them the opportunity of milliseconds to alert each other to possible dangers, or to get in contact with other parts of the traffic infrastructure.
The German bilistorganisation the ADAC tested Volkswagen's Car2X technology by sending a new Golf out in eight typical dangerous situations where a driver without being warned, either would not respond or would only be able to respond much later.
In all of the eight situations warned the vehicle to the driver reliably and in a timely manner, often even 10 or 11 seconds before the impending accident. ADAC assessed Volkswagen's new technology and declared it a 'technological milestone', which can be compared with systems such as ABS or airbags.
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