VW Trailer Assist

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dvenman
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VW Trailer Assist

Postby dvenman » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:24 pm

Quirky commercial to show off VW's Trailer Assist feature:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCeyxEuRNi4

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby jont- » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:38 pm

Ah, so the analogue of that is an autonomous car with a small person stuck under the dash doing it all for you? :lol:

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby Horse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:58 pm

Great welding mask @ 1:35 :)
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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby angus » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:37 pm

I preferred this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQs-oEuDzSw

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby GTR1400MAN » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:46 pm

That's funny. :lol: I wonder how they got the 'trailer' registered for road use? It doesn't look like it would pass a kit car inspection/test/mot.

Of course I had to then go and find out what Trailer Assist actually is. It's a development of park assist. So intended for all those who can't drive with a trailer/caravan.

The money spent on development they could have just installed a dummy button and given everyone who buys the system discount vouchers to stay in hotels/B&Bs! :twisted:
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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby GTR1400MAN » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:50 pm

Horse wrote:Great welding mask @ 1:35 :)

Couldn't make sense of your timecode but I guess you mean this?

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby Horse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:28 pm

Not sure whether this should be here or in the autonomous vehicle thread?

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby Horse » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:30 pm

Whoops - saw the mask then looked down at the time and subtracted 5 seconds. From the total run time . . .
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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby angus » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:59 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:Of course I had to then go and find out what Trailer Assist actually is. It's a development of park assist. So intended for all those who can't drive with a trailer/caravan.


It's not for those who can't drive with a trailer. It's for those who can't reverse with a trailer :oops:

ISTR that Range Rover have a similar offering

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby waremark » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 am

Can anyone describe what trailer assist does?


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