Get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen with Rear Traffic Alert!

August 18th, 2016 by

Which Volkswagen models have Rear Traffic Alert?

Safety has always been key when it comes to driving, which is why many automakers are making bigger strides to make their vehicles safer. Volkswagen is among those adding new technologies to their vehicles to not only protect in the event of an accident, but to help drivers avoid them in the first place. One such feature is the Rear Traffic Alert technology, which is available in select Volkswagen models.

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The Volkswagen Rear Traffic Alert feature is available in a variety of models. Those currently available with the technology include:

  • Jetta
  • Passat
  • Golf SportWagen
  • Golf
  • Golf GTI
  • Beetle
  • Beetle Convertible

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Most of these great models are available here at our dealership, so we encourage you to take a look at our inventory! Not sure which model is right for you? We’ve already done the research for you! Just check out our comprehensive model reviews for more information!

After you’ve finished researching, just give us a call or schedule a test drive here to get behind the wheel!

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What is the Volkswagen Rear Traffic Alert?

We’ve all been in a situation where we’re trying to back out of a parking stall or garage, and other larger vehicles or walls around our vehicle prevent us from seeing anything that might be crossing our path. Well, with Rear Traffic Alert, the rear sensors on the back of your vehicle are able to sense if another vehicle or pedestrian is crossing your path.

If you’re pulling out of a parking spot and your vehicle senses somebody crossing your path, it will first alert you with an audio and visual alert. If you don’t react in a timely manner, the vehicle will automatically apply brakes to help avoid a collision.

The system is only in effect when your vehicle is in reverse, so no need to worry about it going off when someone switches lanes behind you on the highway! The Volkswagen Rear Traffic Alert is just another way these models work to provide you with a safer, more enjoyable driving experience.

What do you think of the Volkswagen Rear Traffic Alert? Let us know in the comments below!


Posted in Safety, VW Technology