Volkswagen increases road safety not just by making safe cars, but also by active accident research. We reconstruct and analyse accidents, which provides us with valuable data for vehicle safety. These findings have a direct influence on vehicle development, as a current example shows.
Statistics indicate that every fourth collision leads to a further collision – and it is exactly for this purpose that Volkswagen has developed its multi-collision brake. By reducing the vehicle's speed to 10 km/h after a collision has been identified this braking system can often avoid or at least reduce the severity of follow-up collisions.
In addition Volkswagen actively promotes road safety by participating worldwide in projects aimed at raising awareness of safety aspects among drivers.