Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ grabbed the Euro NCAP award

Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ grabbed the Euro NCAP award

The ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system from German carmaker Volkswagen has won the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) ‘Advanced’ award as a recognition of the technology’s potential to protect motorists from upcoming hazards. 

The ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system transmits a signal to nearby vehicles to warn other drivers about impending hazards, emergency cars, and road infrastructure. For instance, if a car that has the warning system breaks down inside a tunnel with little or no visibility, it will send a signal to other cars to approach the area with caution. This will avoid a collision.

Volkswagen Local Hazard Warning

A car equipped with the ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system, alternatively, can also get warnings from similarly equipped cars. Some of the warnings include 'stationary emergency vehicle', 'safety system active in the vehicle ahead', or simply ‘accident’.   

The new range of Volkswagen Golf 8 cars will be equipped with the warning system. The company also plans to introduce the system in the ID model range of electric cars. 

Volkswagen Local Hazard Warning

A Volkswagen official, however, couldn’t confirm when the technology will be available in Australia.

Also read: Volkswagen rumoured to be working on an ID electric sports car

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