Safety

Our Top Priority

While the risk of being injured or killed in a road accident has fallen substantially — to the lowest numbers since 1950 — safety is still our top priority. We employ a number of intelligent, flexible and intuitive technologies to help prevent accidents from occurring and help protect drivers and passengers in the event that they do. For decades, Volkswagen Group vehicles have had an excellent reputation for safety and reliability, winning multiple awards in the U.S. and worldwide. At the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory, our engineers are developing new safety systems that will connect the driver and vehicle with the road, other vehicles, traffic infrastructure and the environment. Using this intelligent communications technology, information can be shared in real time that will ultimately make every driver on the road safer.