Touareg 2016 by Volkswagen Australia

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glossary coasting function while driving as the driver’s foot is taken off the accelerator pedal the engine is declutched allowing the vehicle to coast and roll over a longer distance the momentum of the vehicle is used to save fuel with a foresighted driving style when the brake accelerator pedal or the gear selector lever is operated the clutch is re-engaged and engine braking drive takes effect coasting function can be selected or deselected via the multifunction display settings the gear selector lever is required to be in the d position to be functional electronic stabilisation program esp abs edl and asr traction control systems are integrated into the electronic stabilisation program esp in short esp helps ensure that the vehicle goes where you steer it even in extreme driving conditions the esp system constantly compares the actual movement of the vehicle with pre-determined values and should a situation arise where the vehicle starts to skid esp will apply the brakes to individual wheels and automatically adjust the engine’s power output to correct the problem esp prevents the vehicle from losing control when trying to avoid an accident for example it also reduces the effects of understeer or oversteer engine braking control ebc prevents the driven wheels from locking if the accelerator is lifted very suddenly or the vehicle is braked sharply because a low gear is engaged fatigue detection the driver fatigue detection system automatically analyses the driving characteristics and if they indicate possible fatigue recommends that the driver takes a break the system continually evaluates steering wheel movements along with other signals in the vehicle on motorways and others roads at speeds in excess of 65 km/h and calculates a fatigue estimate if fatigue is detected the driver is warned by information in the multi-function display mfd premium and an acoustic signal the warning is repeated after 15 minutes if the driver has not taken a break fatigue detection cannot replace the driver’s attentiveness the driver is still legally responsible for the vehicle and therefore determining whether or not they are fit to drive a driving time of 15 minutes is required in order to assess the driver correctly the functionality of the system is restricted given a sporty driving style winding roads and poor road surfaces optional equipment on v6 tdi ^only available on selected models front assist with city emergency brake city eb function above 30km/h the front assist ambient traffic monitoring system uses a radar sensor to detect critical distance situations and thus help to shorten the braking distance reducing the risk of a rear-end collision the traffic ahead is monitored constantly by the radar at the front if a vehicle is detected ahead of you in the lane the distance and the speed relative to it are calculated if the gap is closing too fast front assist initially warns the driver by means of an audible as well as a visual signal at the same time the brake pads are brought into contact with the brake discs and the sensitivity of the brake assist is increased this primes the braking system for a possible emergency stop if the situation escalates the front assist function provides automatic braking and/or boosting of the driver’s braking force up to maximum braking in critical situations in an attempt to reduce the impact severity the city emergency brake city eb function is a radar based emergency braking system designed to help a driver avoid a low-speed crash or to reduce its severity at vehicle speeds below 30km/h city eb monitors the area ahead of the car for vehicles which might present a threat of collision if a collision is likely city emergency braking first pre-charges the brakes and makes the emergency brake assist system more sensitive if the driver should notice the risk the car is ready to respond more quickly to their braking action however if the driver still takes no action and a collision becomes imminent city emergency braking independently applies the brakes very hard if the driver intervenes to try to avoid the accident either by accelerating hard or by steering city eb will deactivate and allow the driver to complete the avoidance manoeuvre front assist with city emergency brake city eb cannot replace the driver’s attentiveness the driver is still legally responsible for the vehicle and must monitor the speed and distance in relation to other vehicles hill descent assist hill descent assist supports the driver when driving down a steep incline at the speed elected by the driver by means of actively controlled brake applications hill descent assistance will only operate when off road mode is activated speeds are lower than 30km/h the gradient is greater than 10 the engine is running and the accelerator and brake pedals are not pressed glossary 15