Volkswagen’s Lane Assist Technology Can Give You Peace of Mind During Highway Driving

October 6th, 2016 by

What Volkswagen Models Have Lane Departure Warning?
If you do a lot of highway driving, Lane Departure Warning is definitely a feature you’ll want to have on your new Volkswagen. But which models have the feature? That’s a question we’re about to answer for you right here.

Before we get into explaining how the system works, let’s go ahead and answer that question. Currently, the Volkswagen models that offer Lane Departure Warning are:

Golf GTI
Golf R
Golf SportWagen
Golf Alltrack

That’s quite a few models, meaning that if you want the Lane Departure Warning system in your new VW, you should have no trouble finding a vehicle that is both equipped with it and meets your needs.

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How to Use the VW Lane Assist Technology?
The Lane Departure Warning system, also known as Lane Assist, is easy to use once you know what you’re doing. Plus, its benefits will give you peace of mind for the safety of your car, yourself and your passengers.

Using a forward facing camera, the vehicle can detect lane markings while traveling faster than 40 mph. If the system detects that you’re starting to move outside of those traffic lane markings, it can take action by controlling the steering to direct the vehicle back within its lane.

The system also knows if your turn signal is on or off, because if it’s on, it will allow you to change lanes or make a turn without activating. Do note, however, that if you feel the Lane Departure Warning system is activating at a time when it shouldn’t, you can easily override it by turning the steering wheel back in the direction you want to go or by turning on your turning signal.

If you’d like to learn more about Volkswagen Lane Departure Warning, just contact us or schedule a test drive with one of the vehicles that offers it. We believe you’ll find the technology to be well worth it.

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