VolkswagenCommercial Vehicles scooped the ‘Safety Award’ at the What Van? Awards 2022. The brand was praised for its advanced safety assistance systems while the Caddy Cargo was also highly commended in the compact van category.
This year’s judges, who were selected from across the commercial vehicle industry, praised VolkswagenCommercial Vehicles for its commitment to making its range of vans the safest on the road.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to safety, being the first brand to introduce Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard across their entire fleet of vans back in 2019. This innovative technology means that the van's front assist sensors automatically apply the emergency brakes if it detects an oncoming collision below 19mph - if the driver doesn't react in time. Research shows autonomous braking could save 1,000 lives and 120,000 injuries over the next 10 years.
The brand also offer a host of driver assistance programmes to help improve driver comfort and safety including Crosswind Assist, Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Assist.
Rob Holdcroft, Head of Fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said: "Our customers' safety is our top priority, so it's great to see out commitment to safety being recognised at this year's awards".