German OEMs roll-out advanced driving assistance systems

Volkswagen Group introduces secondary collision brake assist

2013/11/11

Summary

Audi A8 Audi Matrix LED headlights
Audi A8 Audi Matrix LED headlights

New premium brand models by Daimler, BMW, and VW introduced a number of advanced features. These features include the world's first suspension which monitors the road condition ahead, the matrix LED headlights that can switch on and off individual LEDs depending on the situation, the secondary collision brake assist, the active lane assist which steers the vehicle back to the lane, and the automated emergency call system.


List of advanced equipment by German OEMs (Daimler, BMW and VW)
 for the new models launched in Europe since fall, 2012

Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Adaptive suspension M-Benz GL-Class/S-Class, BMW X5/4 Series Coupe, Audi A8
Coasting mode M-Benz S-Class, BMW X5/4 Series Coupe
Visibility LED headlights M-Benz S-Class, BMW X5/4 Series Coupe, SEAT Leon, Audi A8
Collision safety Secondary collision brake assist VW Golf, SEAT Leon, Skoda Octavia, Audi A3 Saloon
Driving/parking
assist
Active lane assist M-Benz GL-Class/S-Class, BMW X5, VW Golf,
SEAT Leon, Skoda Octavia, Audi A3 Saloon/A8
Night vision with marker light M-Benz S-Class, BMW X5, Audi A8
Comfort/convenience Internet access M-Benz GL-Class/CLA-Class/S-Class, BMW X5/4 Series Coupe,
MINI Paceman, VW Golf, Audi A3 Saloon/A8
Emergency call system M-Benz GL-Class/CLA-Class/S-Class, BMW X5/4 Series Coupe


Related Reports:

ITS World Congress 2013:
  * Autonomous driving technology beyond reality? (Nov. 2013)
IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013:
  * BMW, VW, Daimler (Oct. 2013)
Features on new models:
  * US models feature increased use of automatic braking systems (Aug. 2013)
  * Features on new Japanese models: regenerative braking use grows (Jul. 2013)