Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport will receive new technologiesSeptember 21, 2019
Adaptive Stop-and-Go cruise control and advanced app-based controls are some of the features offered in the new crossover.
The German automaker will expand the list of ways to interact and control the car for cars in the 2020 model year. While current Volkswagen models are offered with adaptive cruise control, the new Atlas Cross Sport will soon receive a lane keeping assist system, as well as what Volkswagen calls the Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), which can stop the car following if necessary another vehicle. After that, the crossover can independently begin to move if the vehicle in front starts off in less than three seconds. If the car is stopped for more than 3 seconds, the driver must press a button or gas pedal to resume cruise control.
Also new is the Dynamic Road Sign Display, which uses the camera to read speed limits, school zones, and other signs and displays them on the dashboard.
Volkswagen will also update its Car-Net vehicle remote control application, used for Atlas Cross Sport and most of the brand’s models. The Car-Net app allows owners to lock and unlock doors, give a beep, light headlights, view their car’s location and start the engine. The application also displays maintenance warnings, vehicle status reports and parking information and can send notifications if the vehicle goes beyond the set limits or exceeds the set speed, so owners can sit at home and keep track of what their children are doing while driving. Car-Net Remote Services are free for the first five years of ownership.
In addition to remote access, all Volkswagens 2020 cars will receive remote emergency assistance and a wireless Internet access point. The Safe & Secure package provides automatic crash notifications, theft warnings, the location of a stolen car, informational assistance and emergency support, and costs $ 99 a year. The wireless hotspot is free for the first month through Verizon. However, Volkswagen allows customers to choose their own wireless carrier; Now only Verizon and T-Mobile work with this system, but it is expected that in the future the list will expand.
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