The Volkswagen ID.4 has several driver-assist features, including Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist. These combine into Volkswagen’s Travel Assist feature, keeping you safe while driving on large highways and freeways.
This article will tell you how to turn them on and briefly overview how to use them.
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How to turn Cruise Control CSS on/off on the ID.4
Standard cruise control – a system in many modern cars – can be turned on at the multifunction steering wheel.
- Press the cruise control button (in the top-right with “0/1” on it)
- This activates the system but doesn’t store a speed. Cruise control isn’t currently doing anything.
- Reach the desired speed using the accelerator pedal.
- Select Set.
Cruise control is now active. The VW ID.4 will maintain the current speed as closely as possible.
CSS isn’t Adaptive Cruise Control (see below)! The car won’t automatically slow down as it approaches other vehicles, traffic lights, or objects!
Use the + and – buttons to change the stored speed.
- Tap the + button to increase speed by 1 mph.
- Hold the + button or swipe from bottom to top to increase speed in increments of 5 mph.
- Tap the – button to decrease the set speed by 1 mph.
- Hold the – button or swipe from top to bottom to reduce the set speed in 5 mph increments.
Use the instrument display to set the distance. There are five settings ranging from close to far away.
- Change these settings using the + and – buttons under Set distance.
Pause the cruise control by either:
- Quicky pressing the cruise control button.
- Tapping the brake.
These options will turn put the system to sleep but store the speed. From here, you can either:
- Resume cruise control at the same speed – press RES.
- Turn it off completely – press and hold the cruise control button.
Turning Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) on in the ID.4
As you might expect, Adaptive Cruise Control is heavily linked with CSS, the standard cruise control system.
Ensure Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is on by:
- Tapping or swiping over the MODE button.
- Swipe left or right until you reach ACC.
- Tap or swipe the MODE button once more.
Now, use the cruise control as described above. A green light will show on the dashboard confirming ACC is on and working.
Be careful only to use cruise control and ACC in safe situations, such as driving on the freeway. If there are many vehicles around you or you’re going around tight corners, don’t use it. The same applies in adverse weather conditions.
ID.4 – how to turn on Volkswagen Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keeping Assist is automatically set to On in most countries. It’s also automatically activated as part of Travel Assist.
The system uses a radar system located behind the windshield. Dirty glass, adverse weather conditions, or bad road quality can affect the system’s effectiveness. Always be aware!
You can switch Lane Keeping Assist on and off in the settings menu.
- The light will be green when the Lane Keeping Assist is active and working.
- When it’s yellow, it’s actively altering your positioning with corrective steering.
- If it’s yellow and you see a “!” mark, the system isn’t working.
How to turn on Volkswagen Travel Assist in the VW ID.4
Travel Assist is a semi-self-driving system. It uses the same sensors as ACC and Lane Keeping Assist.
- On the multifunction steering wheel, press the Travel Assist button.
- This is located beneath the RES button.
- A message and green activation light should let you know when the system is active. Turn the system off if you don’t see this message, or a yellow light with a “!” pops up.
Travel Assist will now combine Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist to keep you driving safely on the freeway.
You can always seize control at any moment through the steering wheel or pedals.
Making the most of driver assists for the Volkswagen ID.4
As always, stay aware! You should always be watching out for hazards and potentially dangerous situations. The car doesn’t always get it right.
Otherwise, enjoy the benefits and safety nets the driver assist features can bring you.
Check out these pages from the ID.4’s owner’s manual here.