The new Volkswagen Golf is the first car in Europe with Wi-Fi as standard. The advanced Car2X technology used in it enables connection with other vehicles and prevents accidents.
Car2X allows vehicles within a radius of up to 800 m (0.5 mi) to communicate without using the mobile phone network. Due to blanket coverage in the limits of the system, they can exchange positioning data and information with one another, to warn of danger.
In the initial stage of development, which the company introduces with the new VW Golf, Car2X activates at speeds over 80 km/h (50 mph). It also offers major advantages, if the vehicle communicates with nearby traffic lights.
Euro NCAP awarded Volkswagen with the Advanced Award for the Car2X function. In addition, the German automotive association ADAC tested it and called a “technical milestone”.
After the Golf, Volkswagen’s new models will receive the technology as standard. Other automakers are also working on this.