Volkswagen ID.5 scores maximum points in the Euro NCAP driver assistance tests

Euro NCAP experts give Volkswagen the highest score (“very good”) for its state-of-the-art assistance technology on ID.5.

The latest ID.5 assistive technology is rated ‘Very Good’ and has a maximum score of 4 out of 4 in the Euro NCAP (New European Car Assessment Programme) tests. Testers were impressed by the innovative systems of the 100% electric ID.5, which guarantee optimum comfort and an excellent level of assistance. With its “Driver Assistance Test”, Euro NCAP is expanding its test suite beyond traditional crash tests and implementing a structured assessment and rating scheme for comfort and assistance systems. The goal: to provide consumers with a realistic view of the performance of the most advanced driving aids.

Additional Vehicle Assistance testing procedures cover some critical highway driving scenarios, including common fold-and-descent maneuvers. They verify that the systems are effectively helping the driver to avoid accidents. The Competency Assist test assesses driver interaction, that is, cooperation between the driver and the system, as well as the latter’s ability to keep the driver engaged in driving. As for the “extra safety” test, it examines the vehicle’s performance in terms of preventing collisions and mitigating potential consequences in the event of an accident. In its review, Euro NCAP notes: “The VW ID.5 combines optimal vehicle assistance with a similar level of driver involvement. Besides the excellent additional safety, the system as a whole provides very good assistance on the highway. »

In ID.5, Volkswagen uses innovative 100% connected assistance systems. The “Travel Assist with data exchange” option is the best example of this. Within the limits of the system, it can actively keep the car in the lane, but also to maintain the distance to the car ahead and respect the speed limit set by the driver. In particular, it uses the adaptive lane guidance function so that the vehicle automatically remains in the center of the lane. Travel Assist with Data Interchange adapts to your driving style and can align the vehicle to the left or further to the right in the lane, as needed.

On the highway, “Travel Assist with Data Exchange” can actively participate in changing lanes from a speed of 90 km / h – and beyond. When activated, lane change can be initiated and completed with a simple push of the turn signal stem. If the sensors do not detect any cars in the surrounding area and the capacitive steering wheel detects the driver’s hands, the car will steer itself into the desired lane. The driver can intervene at any time to control the maneuvering.

The assistant is also equipped with predictive cruise control and cornering assist. The vehicle’s speed can be adapted to applicable restrictions and trajectory (curves, intersections, etc.). Where anonymized data is available from other VWs, the new ‘Travel Assist with Data Exchange’ is also able to assist on roads with only one line of marking – for example, on country roads without central lane markings.

Travel Assistance with Data Exchange is now available in Europe on all new models in the ID range. Equipped with an ID program. 3.0 Thus, Volkswagen once again delivers on its promises by offering high-quality technologies in all vehicle classes.

In all, Euro NCAP evaluated many driver assistance functions, including standard ones such as Front Assist and Lane Assist. The optional ACC, side assist or emergency assistance systems have also been vetted by safety experts.

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