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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Displays, warning and indicator lamps  

 → Radar sensor  

 → Operating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)  

 → Switch off the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) temporarily in the following situations  

 → Special driving situations  

The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) combines cruise control and distance control  .

A speed between 30 km/h (18 mph) and 160 km/h (100 mph) can be set and maintained using the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) also maintains a set time interval to the vehicle in front. The time interval is set by the driver.

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox, the ACC can brake the vehicle until it comes to a complete standstill behind a vehicle in front that is stopping.

The system tells the driver to take control

There are system-specific limits on the ACC when driving. This means that the driver may have to control the speed and distance between the vehicle and other vehicles in certain circumstances.

The driver is told to take control of the vehicle via a message in the instrument cluster display requesting a braking intervention, and an acoustic warning   .

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

The intelligent technology of the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) cannot overcome the laws of physics or system-related vehicle limitations. Careless or unintentional use of the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) can cause accidents and lead to serious injury. The system is not a substitute for the full concentration of the driver.

NOTICE

Switch off the ACC if you suspect that the radar sensor has been damaged. This can help to prevent further damage. Have the radar sensor realigned.

If the ACC does not function as described in this chapter, do not use the ACC and have the system checked by a qualified workshop. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose.

The ACC restricts the speed to 160 km/h (100 mph).

If the ACC is active, unfamiliar noises may be heard during the automatic braking procedure. These are caused by the braking system.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
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Fig. 166 In the instrument cluster display: ACC deactivated temporarily; vehicle detected ahead, time interval set Fig. 167 In the instrument cluster display: ACC active: vehicle detected ahead, ...

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