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Driving safely in the rain

The smart technology and safety features of cars such as Volkswagen, give you the upper hand in potentially dangerous wet weather conditions.

Multi Collision Brake System

A Multi Collision Brake System acts as an emergency brake. When the airbag is deployed or if two independent sensors detect the initial collision, the Multi Collision Brake System automatically activates to prevent a secondary collision. The driver can override the Multi Collision Brake System if necessary be by simply engaging the accelerator or braking harder.

Driver Fatigue Detection

This technology constantly measures your pedal and steering wheel use to evaluate your driving behaviour. It is activated at speeds of over 65km per hour. If the Driver Fatigue Detection system senses a loss of concentration, it will warn the driver through an acoustic signal and a visual message. This is helpful when you need to be extra attentive while driving in wet weather.

Braking systems

Anti-lock Braking Systems or ABS have been around since the 1950s. It ensures that the wheels lock and release immediately, allowing the driver to maintain control and preventing loss of traction and skidding. Combining ABS with other systems like Brake Assist, Traction Control Systems, Electronic Differential Lock, Hydraulic Brake Assist and Electronic Stabilisation Program, your car will be easier to control in wet weather, making it easier to prevent accidents.

Automatic Distance Control

Cruise Control uses your vehicle’s distance sensors to measure your distance and speed relative to that of the vehicle in front of you. The Cruise Control and Automatic Distance Control systems are super helpful in wet weather. You can set your own speed and following distance to ensure a safe following distance in wet weather and limited visibility conditions.

Wet-weather safety tips

In addition to your car’s safety technologies, you need to employ your own safety driving habits in rainy weather.

  • In low visibility conditions, use your wipers and switch your headlights on.
  • Pull off into a safe rest area if you’re unable to see the road markings or other vehicles on the road.
  • Avoid decreased visibility by keeping your air conditioning on and prevent the windows from misting up.
  • Drive slowly through standing water to avoid aquaplaning. However, if you do aquaplane, ease off the accelerator until your car regains traction. Do not brake.
  • Ensure your tyres, lights, and wiper blades are all in excellent condition, especially when wet weather is predicted.
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