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Volkswagen has revealed technical updates that will be incorporated into the new Passat, one of which that allows partial autonomous driving at up to 210km/h.

11 Feb 2019 | International News : Germany

Volkswagen has revealed that the updated Passat, set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year, will include the brand's latest technological innovations.

A capacitive steering wheel detects driver inputs to allow for partially automated driving at speeds of up to 210km/h
The Passat will be the first Volkswagen that is capable of partially automated driving at speeds of up to 210km/h with the new Travel Assist function, a part of the IQ.Drive suite of assistance systems.

The new Passat will also be the first brand model worldwide with a capacitive steering wheel. This detects touch by the driver, providing an interactive interface to systems such as Travel Assist.

Another new feature in the Passat is Emergency Steering Assist, which increases safety when performing evasive manoeuvres by means of braking interventions.

The new, interactive IQ.Light LED matrix head lights turn night into day. This is an innovative light technology that has been exclusively available for the current Touareg so far.

The third generation of the Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) also has its debut alongside the new Passat. App Connect - the interface for integrating smartphone apps - will offer wireless integration of iPhone apps via Apple CarPlay for the first time in a Volkswagen. If desired, the Passat can from now on be permanently online via MIB3, as the new infotainment systems come with an integrated SIM card as standard.

The drive range has also been enhanced. The plug-in hybrid model, the Passat GTE, will have a considerably extended electric range. This is now up to approximately 55km in the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure cycle, corresponding to around 70km according to the New European Driving Cycle. 
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