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With the new Polo, one of the world's first superminis capable of partially automated driving is now coming onto the market.

31 May 2021 | International News : Germany


The new Volkswagen Polo with partial automated driving capabilities is now coming onto the market. This is made possible by the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist system.

As a first in its class, the Polo permits partly automated driving across the vehicle's entire speed range, adding a considerable level of comfort and safety.

The IQ.DRIVE system is based on the fusion of Adaptive Cruise Control and adaptive lane safety
The IQ.DRIVE system is based on the fusion of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and adaptive lane safety, combining guidance for both speed and direction.

ACC ensures that the Polo maintains the speed selected by the driver. Thanks to the camera-based Dynamic Road Sign Display, the Polo 'knows' how fast it is allowed to drive. Radar sensor technology detects if a slower vehicle appears in front of it, and the Polo adjusts to a safe following distance.

The Lane Assist system scans the area in front of the Polo using the camera mounted in the windscreen. It detects lane markings and steers correctively as soon as any unintentional movement out of lane is detected. 

If the Polo is fitted with Volkswagen's seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox, the assist system is available from a speed of 0km/h, allowing for greater comfort in stop-and-go situations, especially in traffic jams.

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