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VW has announced that its new Arteon model will be fitted with more driver assistance systems than ever before, including adaptive cruise control, side assist, lane assist and park assist all in one system.

But the new driver assistance feature is what is capturing the attention of car consumers!

This model will now be able to pull over the vehicle if its driver becomes incapacitated or blacks out.

Whether the blackout is due to fainting, heart attack, seizures or pure lack of sleep, the vehicle will be able to automatically active hazard warning lights (to warn other road users of the dangerous situation), gently pull the car over to the nearside lane and stop the vehicle. 

"Through the fusion of four driver assistance systems, the Arteon possesses a form of technology that in many circumstances can help to prevent serious accidents", VW said. 

This emergency assistance will occur once the vehicle's sensors detect that the driver is incapacitated - if the driver hasn't used the accelerator, brake or steering wheel withing a length of time, the car will initiate "systematic countermeasures". 

VW has yet to confirm the launch of the new model in South Africa, but a spokesperson says "the signs are positive that we will be getting Arteon in 2018". 

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