Braking and stability systems

Advanced active safety systems


We're constantly developing new technologies to help keep your car safe and smooth on the road.

Our Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) offers a comfortable ride, however bumpy the surface as well as letting you choose the style of drive you want. The advanced Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) detects critical situations and acts fast to stop skidding before it begins, while the anti-lock braking system (ABS) stops wheels locking. Our new XDS technology lets you grip the road when cornering fast, improving responses for an even safer drive.


Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Supported by the airbag sensors, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System automatically initiates braking after the vehicle suffers a collision, and brakes for as long as necessary to reduce the speed of the vehicle to 6mph in order to prevent or minimise the severity of subsequent collisions. Standard on all Golf models.



Pre-Crash is a proactive passenger safety system that identifies the possibility of an accident and automatically closes the electronic windows and optional panoramic sunroof. It also tensions the front seat belts as a precautionary measure. Combined with standard Volkswagen crumple zones, airbags and Isofix child seat fixings, our cars are built to offer maximum protection in the event of an accident.

DCC shown in an open diagram of a Volkswagen

Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC)

Our Dynamic Chassis Control offers a way to adapt your suspension to the road

A render of XDS

Advanced Differential Lock (XDS)

Our new XDS technology lets you grip the road when cornering fast. It improves responses to ensure an even safer drive.

A girl in a Volkswagen

Electronic Stabilisation Control

Anti-skidding technology to bring your car back under control

A rear brake light of a Volkswagen


All Volkswagens are fitted with an anti-lock braking systems to stop you losing control of your car and help prevent accidents.


City Emergency Braking 

The City Emergency Braking system is an innovative collision avoiding technology.

Please refer to your Volkswagen Owner's manual for official guidance on use and operation of all our technology.