Last updated on December 17th, 2022 at 05:38 am
Volkswagen’s ID. Buzz can perform assisted lane changes on the motorway if the turn signal lever is tapped briefly and use swarm data as well as learn recurring parking manoeuvres, the company has announced.
“We are taking the next step forward on the way to highly automated driving with the use of swarm data in the latest Travel Assist,” explains Kai Grünitz, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Development.
The German auto giant is using fully integrated latest-generation assistance systems in the ID. Buzz. The optionally available Travel Assist with swarm data and Park Assist Plus with memory function are examples of this. These systems can also be optionally ordered for all other newly produced ID. models from the ID.3 and ID.4 up to the ID.5, the company said.
The optional Travel Assist can keep the vehicle in lane, maintain a distance from the car in front and also ensure that the vehicle keeps to a maximum speed set by the driver by using the adaptive lane guidance system for this. It also comes with predictive cruise control and a cornering assist function, the company said.
When driving on motorways at speeds above 90 km/h, Travel Assist with swarm data can actively support lane changes if this is desired by the driver, the release said. When activated, the lane change process can be started and executed by tapping the turn signal. For the operation to be completed, the sensors must not have detected any objects around the vehicle and the capacitive steering wheel must be able to detect the driver’s hands. The ID. Buzz then automatically steers itself into the desired lane. The driver can intervene at any time and take over the manoeuvre, it said.
Park Assist Plus with memory function allows the vehicle to drive independently into parking spaces. This innovative driver assistance system can be used to teach the vehicle up to five individual parking manoeuvres, the company said. The memory function remembers parking procedures at speeds below 40 km/h and covering distances of up to 50 metres. This allows the vehicle to be parked in a carport or garage, for example. The vehicle can repeat the learned parking manoeuvre on its own.
The ID. Buzz also features other driver assistance systems that can help to increase driving safety. The following assistance systems are on board as standard: swerve support, oncoming vehicle braking when turning, Driver Alert System, Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Monitoring, lane keeping system Lane Assist, Dynamic Road Sign Display, and the Car2X traffic hazard alert function, where vehicles inform each other of critical situations.
Other optionally available assist systems include Adaptive Cruise Control ACC stop & go, anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, Keyless Advanced locking and starting system, Park Assist Plus, Area View and the lane change system Side Assist, the company said.
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