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Foot Protection

Depending on the type and severity of the collision, the driver’s lower extremities can be exposed to a considerable risk of injury. In order to reduce the risk of injury, Volkswagen makes carefully calculated use of deformation elements for the pedals and foot rest. The deformation of the front bulkhead occurring in the Euro NCAP offset crash leads to deliberate free movement of the pedals above a defined force level, for example . The pedals are thus disconnected from the intrusion, and remain mobile and can exercise very little force. This reduces the risk of foot and lower leg injuries.