2019 Volkswagen Passat: Partial automated driving

By CARSIFU | 8 February 2019

GENEVA: The 2019 Volkswagen Passat will premier at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and is the first Volkswagen that is capable of partially automated driving at any speed (0 to 210 km/h) with a new IQ.Drive unmanned vehicle technology.

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 - which also celebrates its world premiere in the Passat.

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

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The new, interactive “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlights” 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 – therefore offers wireless integration of iPhone apps via Apple CarPlay for the first time at Volkswagen.

If desired, the Passat can from now on be permanently online via MIB3, because the new Infotainment systems come with an integrated SIM card as standard.

The new Volkswagen Passat GTE

As well as improved navigation-related services with real-time information, this encompasses new technologies and offers, music streaming services, Internet radio, natural (online-based) voice control, seamless use of “Volkswagen We” online services and future cloud-based portable vehicle settings.

It will also be possible to use the first smartphones as a “mobile key” for opening and starting the Passat.

The new Volkswagen Passat

The new Volkswagen Passat GTE

The new Volkswagen Passat GTE