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Braking & Stability Systems Advanced active safety systems

DCC - Adaptive Chassis Control

DCC is an innovative system that allows you to choose the style of drive you want at any time. Four ride settings are offered - Comfort, Normal, Race and Individual - all at the touch of a button in the centre console.

This operates the electrically regulated dampers and steering. In Sport mode, for instance, relatively stiff dampers match the changed steering characteristics, offering a driving experience like that of an agile sports car. The damping also adapts itself to the respective road conditions.

Each shock absorber is connected to a control which calculates the optimum setting for each wheel from the sensor data and other information received from the steering, braking, engine, transmission and driving assistance systems.

This allows the ACC to react continually (up to a thousand times per second) to bumps in the road, changing lanes or bendy roads, reducing pitch and roll motion and provide the optimum settings for every driving situation.

ESC - Electronic Stability Control

Our Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) detects critical situations at an early stage, and takes action to stop skidding and help bring your car safely back under control. It uses sensors to monitor the progress of your wheels.

If they start to slip, ESC takes over by applying the brakes to one or more wheels and reducing engine power if necessary. ESC links to your car's electronic systems, such as the anti-lock brakes (ABS) and engine braking control (EBC). It has sensors on the wheels and steering wheel, plus a yaw movement sensor.

The ESC plays a further role, using electronic differential lock and traction control to help correct oversteer, understeer and loss of stability of the car. The result is optimum traction when rounding bends.

Multi-Collision Brake

Just under a quarter of all accidents resulting in personal injury involve more than one collision. The multi-collision brake from Volkswagen can help prevent follow-on collisions or mitigate their severity.

The multi-collision brake automatically initiates braking after a collision, within the system's limits, even before the driver has had time to react. The severity of the accident can thus be reduced and follow-on collisions prevented under ideal conditions. The driver is able to regain control of the car at any time.