Published on October 16th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Unveiling Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE: The Future of Safe and Smart Driving

Volkswagen has been pushing the boundaries of automotive technology for decades. One of their more substantial breakthroughs, IQ.DRIVE, is a testament to their commitment to making driving safer and smarter. Today, you’ll find IQ.DRIVE being integrated into more Volkswagen models that are sold here in Malaysia. What exactly is IQ.DRIVE, how does it work and how does it differ across models? Read on to find out more!

What is IQ.DRIVE?

IQ.DRIVE is Volkswagen’s advanced driver assistance system that harnesses cutting-edge technology to enhance the safety and convenience of driving. This comprehensive system integrates a range of features that provide drivers with peace of mind on the road.

How Does IQ.DRIVE Work?

IQ.DRIVE utilizes a combination of sensors, cameras, and radar systems to monitor the surroundings of your vehicle continuously. These systems work together to provide features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and emergency braking.

Why You Need IQ.Drive

There are more cars on the road today than ever and Malaysian roads are not getting much safer or less congested. We spend hours of our waking life in traffic, especially in the Klang Valley. IQ.DRIVE is more than just another feature on the brochure. It’s designed to make commuting less stressful and more safe for Volkswagen owners. With Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and travel assist improve your quality of life as they reduce driver fatigue and keep you comfortable throughout the journey.

Plus, IQ.DRIVE gives you an added layer of safety as the system is equipped to carry out autonomous braking in an emergency. This safety net is a necessity as even the most skilled and attentive drivers are still humans that can make mistakes when tired or get distracted.

Here’s how some of these features work:

  1. Adaptive Cruise Control: This feature uses sensors to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. It can automatically adjust your vehicle’s speed to match the traffic flow.
  2. Lane Assist: Cameras keep an eye on your vehicle’s position within the lane. If you start to drift out of your lane unintentionally above a certain speed, the system can warn you and provide steering input to keep you in your lane.
  3. Travel Assist: This refers to a suite of IQ.DRIVE technologies that support your drive through semi-automated driving capabilities. In congested traffic or on long distance drives, Travel Assist supports your steering and pedal inputs to reduce driver fatigue while keeping you safe.
  4. Front Assist – autonomous emergency braking: IQ.DRIVE can detect potential collisions and apply the brakes if necessary, helping to mitigate or even prevent accidents.
  5. Side Assist – blind spot monitoring: When you’re on the move and about to switch lanes, IQ.DRIVE keeps an ‘eye’ on your blind spot and will alert you to vehicles hidden there. It’ll even provide steering inputs if necessary.
  6. Rear Traffic Alert – One of the biggest safety challenges is when reversing out of a parking space. Even with a reverse camera, it’s sometimes impossible to know if you’re about to reverse into the path of another vehicle. With IQ.DRIVE, you now have a set of sensors that can warn you and hit the brakes before a collision happens.

Different IQ.DRIVE Features Across Models

One of the remarkable aspects of IQ.DRIVE is its adaptability across Volkswagen models. Each model is equipped with IQ.DRIVE features tailored to their specific characteristics and target audience.

  • Arteon: The Arteon’s IQ.DRIVE system emphasizes a premium and luxurious driving experience. It offers features like adaptive cruise control for a refined driving experience.
  • Golf GTI: The GTI, known for its sporty and dynamic performance, incorporates IQ.DRIVE with features that enhance the sporty driving experience. Expect superior handling and dynamic chassis control, adding a new dimension to your driving pleasure. This model gets Emergency Assist, which can detect if you lose the ability to drive. It’ll first alert you a few times to see if you’re really incapacitated, then it will bring the car to a controlled stop to keep you out of harm’s way
  • Tiguan: The Tiguan’s IQ.DRIVE focuses on versatility and family-friendly features. It includes features like rear traffic alert, making it ideal for everyday family adventures.
Volkswagen IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control on Golf GTI

Learn More About IQ.DRIVE

For a more detailed understanding of IQ.DRIVE and its specific features for each model, you can visit the official Volkswagen Malaysia website here.

Gemilang Deals: Limited Time Offer

If you’re considering upgrading to a Volkswagen with IQ.DRIVE, now is the perfect time. Take advantage of Gemilang Deals which are available until October 31, 2023.

This entitles you to an industry-leading 7-years of free maintenance on your Volkswagen plus savings of up to RM23,000. You also get the standard 5 year manufacturer warranty along with five years of roadside assistance. Don’t miss out on this incredible offer to experience the future of driving with IQ.DRIVE.

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