Blue Volkswagen Golf R parked next to a sun-lit pine forest.

IQ.DRIVE & Driver Assistance

Enjoy added confidence behind the wheel with enhanced safety and driver assistance technology.

Enjoy added confidence behind the wheel with enhanced safety and driver assistance technology.

Get where you want to go, smarter

Explore a suite of driver assistance technology that’s designed to help you navigate the road ahead with enhanced safety. From open highways to city roads and even crowded parking lots, IQ.DRIVE and Driver Assistance features make getting around a whole lot easier.

IQ.DRIVE

Smarter tech for a better drive

Front Assist

with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection

Atlas on a grey road

No Surprises

If the vehicle senses an impending collision with a pedestrian, Front Assist will warn the driver with an audible tone. The feature is also designed to automatically apply the brakes under certain conditions, so if the driver doesn’t react, the vehicle can.

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

‡Never rely on this feature to brake for you.

Side Assist 

(Blind Spot Monitor) with Rear Traffic Alert

Protect the Blindside

Stay on the safe side with Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor). Using a bright warning LED light, the system alerts you when it detects a vehicle you could collide with when changing  lanes.

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations. 

Lane Assist

Caught your drift

The moment you stray into another lane without using your turn signals, Lane Assist alerts you and keeps you in the correct lane. 

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Drive smarter, not harder

Adaptive Cruise Control makes even the most stop-start commutes a breeze. It keeps you at a safe distance, automatically brakes and picks up speed again without you having to touch the pedals. 

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

‡In emergency situations, it is still necessary to apply the brakes manually.

Travel Assist

Image of travel assist in action

Looking for a travel buddy?

This advanced system combines multiple features like Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control† to help drivers keep their vehicle centered at a constant speed throughout a pre-set distance. It also automatically makes adjustments based on surrounding traffic flow and speed limits. But don’t forget – drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times for the feature to operate.

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

Emergency Assist

A woman sitting in a car with a fastened seatbelt

Helping you stop when you can’t

When Travel or Lane Assist is active and something serious happens where you lose the ability to drive, IQ.DRIVE technologies can help bring you to a stop. First, it’ll alert you numerous times and if you’re still un-responsive, it’ll bring the car to a controlled stop, helping to keep you and others on the road safer.

† Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

Driver Assistance

A big help in tight spots

Park Assist

It parks itself (almost)

Not only is Park Assist** designed to tell you when you’re passing a large enough parking space, it can also steer your vehicle into it. Just operate the clutch, accelerator, and brake and Park Assist is designed to do the rest.

**Driver assistance feature.  Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.  See owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.  

Park Distance Control

A little farther back

The Park Distance Control** (front and rear) sensors are designed to help you get into and out of tight spots with audible beeps if it detects there isn’t enough space. It can also brake automatically under certain conditions if it senses a potential collision.***

**Driver assistance feature.  Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.  See owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.  

***Never rely on this feature to brake for you

Area View 360˚

Eyes all around

There’s no need to drive around the block. Available Area View 360° gives you a bird’s eye view of your vehicle, helping you get into tighter parking spots with ease.

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

Area view high level function

Dynamic Road Sign Display

A blue Golf R drives along a two-lane highway

One Step ahead

Dynamic Road Sign Display knows what’s around the corner and alerts you to speed changes, school zones and other restrictions.   

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations

Light Assist

Shine ON

Everyone forgets sometimes. Lucky for you, Light Assist always remembers to turn the high beams on or off again when needed. So you never have to be that driver again.

**Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times. See owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.

Rear Traffic Alert

Got your back

Rear Traffic Alert comes in handy when you’re backing up. It has sensors that are designed to alert you if vehicles are detected crossing in your path when in reverse, and can even help brake the vehicle under certain conditions.

*Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.

† Never rely on this feature to brake for you.