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Monday, 24 October 2016
The countdown continues for the Eighth generation of the golf, in the interim, we look back at noteable models and tech.
Golf made airbags and ESC the norm
Golf assistance systems defuse critical situations
For more than four decades,Golf technologies have been mirrored in the automotive world. What's more: Volkswagen has democratised progress with these innovations.
In particular, thanks to the Golf, safety systems are no longer the privilege of a few, but an expected feature for all.
It started with basics such as appropriate headrests and a secure chassis. This was followed by crash- optimised bodywork, airbags and ABS.
Electronic stability control (ESC) first appeared in 1998 and is still helping drivers today to keep control of the vehicle in potentially dangerous situations. The next stage was innovative assistance systems which created a safety revolution: from City Emergency Braking which anticipates dangers in city traffic and prevents collisions, to the Blind Spot Monitor which takes away the threat of the blind spot.
The Golf's assistance systems are wide-ranging. Now the countdown for the Golf update is under way – and this will once again make the road safer.
Significant Golf safety systems from four decades at a glance:
Neutral front-wheel drive – Golf MkI, 1974
Three-point automaticseat belts and headrests on all Golf cars – Golf MkII, 1976
Anti-lock braking system(ABS) – Golf MkII, in “syncro” for the first time, 1986
Driver andpassengerairbags – Golf MkIII, 1992
ABS as standardon all Golf cars – Golf MkIII, 1996
Electronic stability control (ESC) – Golf MkIV, 1998
Brake Assist – Golf MkIV, 1999
ESC first in Germany as standard on all Golf cars – Golf MkIV, 1999