It’s a situation no driver ever wants to face: You’re at a red light, you take a look in the rear-view mirror, and see the vehicle behind is approaching much too fast. A rear-end crash is looming. This is where the new “Proactive Occupant Protection System” in the Arteon comes into play. For the first time, the PreCrash sensors are able to react not only when a crash is looming from the front, but also when hazards approach from the rear. This involves the PreCrash system using information from the “Side Assist” lane change assistant. Within fractions of a second, it can take measures to minimize the consequences of an accident as much as possible.