We value your safety above all else. That's why every car we make comes with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard.
Why the Anti-lock Braking System?
As you are probably aware, skidding is one of the major causes of accidents. It tends to happen in an emergency - when the driver suddenly brakes heavily, then skids towards the scene of the accident as the wheels lock.
But thanks to the Anti-lock Braking System, skidding can now be avoided by giving you more control of the wheel whilst braking.
What it does
- Prevents wheels locking under emergency braking
- Helps avoid accidents
How it used to be
In the past, drivers were taut how to 'cadence brake'. This technique involves applying and releasing the brake quickly to prevent prolonged wheel lock and maintain control of the vehicle under heavy braking.
Finally, a braking solution that you can rely on
Thanks to the ABS, we can now brake far more safely, making cadence braking unnecessary. Using state-of-the-art electronics, ABS detects when a wheel is about to lock - and automatically releases and reapplies the brakes to prevent a skid.
Now you can take control of the wheel
With ordinary brakes, your front wheels lock and no matter how hard you turn your steering wheel, nothing happens. But ABS prevents those wheels from locking, so you can steer to safety - even if it doesn't stop in time.
No wonder ABS comes as standard in all Volkswagens.