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Automatic Distance Control ACC

The cruise control system with “automatic distance control ACC” uses a distance sensor to measure the distance and speed relative to vehicles driving ahead.

The driver sets the speed and the required time gap with buttons on the multifunction steering wheel or with the steering column stalk (depending on model). The target and actual distance from following traffic is shown as a comparison in the multifunction display.

A sensor constantly monitors an area of approx. 200 metres in front of the vehicle. The driver can use the accelerator to interrupt the ACC control and accelerate faster. Use of the brake pedal immediately deactivates the ACC function. All system messages appear in the central multifunction display.

“ACC” can be activated at a speed of 30 to 200 km/h (Phaeton, Passat CC), 30 to 210 km/h (Passat) or 0 to 250 km/h (Touareg).

ACC brakes the vehicle, for example in slow-moving traffic or tailbacks, even to a complete standstill (in the Passat “ACC” only activates the engine brake and is deactivated below 30 km/h). Depending on the situation, ACC then automatically accelerates the vehicle again within 3 seconds (Touareg).