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The cruise control system with “automatic distance control ACC” uses a distance sensor to measure the distance and speed relative to vehicles driving ahead.

The driver sets the speed and the required time gap with buttons on the multifunction steering wheel or with the steering column stalk (depending on model). The target and actual distance from following traffic can be shown as a comparison in the multifunction display.

A sensor constantly monitors the area in front of the vehicle. The driver can use the accelerator to interrupt the ACC control and accelerate faster. Use of the brake pedal immediately deactivates the ACC function. All system messages appear in the central multifunction display.

In conjunction with an automatic gearbox or a DSG gearbox, ACC can brake the vehicle to a complete standstill, for example in slow-moving traffic or tailbacks. Depending on the situation, ACC then automatically accelerates the vehicle again within a defined timeframe (Golf, Touareg).

“ACC” (with automatic or DSG gearbox) can be activated at the following speeds:

  • 0 to 160 km/h (Golf),
  • 0 to 200 km/h (Phaeton),
  • 0 to 210 km/h (Passat) or
  • 0 to 250 km/h (Touareg).

“ACC” (with manual gearbox) can be activated at the following speeds

  • 30 to 160 km/h (Golf) or
  • 30 to 210 km/h (Passat).