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Volkswagen safety tech scores Euro NCAP ‘Advanced’ award

Euro NCAP has given Volkswagen’s Car2X communication system becomes an ‘Advanced’ award; the first to be given by the organisation in nearly six years.

Volkswagen’s Car2X communication system is standard on the Golf 8

The technology, fitted as standard to the Golf 8 and to future ID models, used both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technology, notifying the driver of any safety risks and also sharing these with other Car2X models.

Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP, said: “This is an exciting area of safety and one which offers the potential to help road users who have, so far, been difficult to protect, like motorcyclists. It is already on Euro NCAP’s roadmap but its full potential will not be realised until many vehicles are equipped with a compatible system, along with roadside hazards. Volkswagen are to be congratulated for making the technology standard on high-selling vehicles like the Golf.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.