Volkswagen Technology Stays Ahead of the Curve

In several areas, but particularly in technology, Volkswagen proves to be unmatched. Its vehicles are outfitted with cutting-edge technology, technology that is intelligently designed to make for a more efficient, more comfortable and more convenient driving experience.

Safety Technology

The Blind Spot Sensor finally lets you in on those mysterious areas that escape our sideview mirror. In vehicles featuring this technology, radar sensors are installed that can detect movement in the rear and side of the vehicle.

Multi-Collision Brake is designed to help you avoid secondary collisions in an accident. The system allows you to regain control at any time, but in the case you are unable to apply the brakes after an initial collision, Multi-Collision Brake can do so automatically.

Performance

With TSI engine technology, the bottom line is that you get more torque at lower revs. This is permitted through the innovative use of low capacity cylinders, turbochargers, and direct injection. You also enjoy better efficiency and less noise.

VW TSI Engine
Volkswagen TSI Engine

On electric and hybrid VW vehicles, brake energy recuperation allows energy released during braking to be stored in the vehicle’s battery.

Volkswagen always manages to not only ride the wave of current technology, but stay ahead of the curve. This means that when you buy a vehicle outfitted with Volkswagen technology, you are a buying a vehicle of the future.

Know the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

drivingOne problem with drowsy driving is that people simply don’t understand just how dangerous it is. Every year there are 100,000 crashes that can be attributed to drowsy driving. Of those crashes, 71,000 people will sustain injuries and 1,550 people will lose their lives (NHTSA).

So what happens when you get drowsy behind the wheel? The effect mimics the effects of alcohol consumption. Your reaction times start to slow down and it becomes more difficult for your mind to process what’s happening. And that’s only when you get less than six hours’ sleep.

What should you do to avoid the dangers of drowsy driving? The best approach is a preventative approach. If you are tired, don’t drive. It is that simple.

Sometimes, it’s unavoidable or it comes on by surprise. On long trips, we are apt to push through even if we are getting tired. In those cases, try pulling over to take a 15-20 minute nap. If you must, drink some coffee or an energy drink. Just know that these beverages might cause you your energy level to plummet dramatically and suddenly.

We at Gossett VW want you to stay safe behind the wheel, even if that means taking a break from being behind the wheel!