Volkswagen Looks To Future, Toys With Temporary Autopilot System

The Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) system works by using a number of passive safety features already found in vehicles such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. However, since it uses the driving aids, the driver always remains in control of the vehicle and can override the system at any time. The TAP system uses a “pilot mode” similar to active cruise control systems that will keep at a set speed and distance set by the driver and will keep the car continuing within a lane. The system will also slow the vehicle before any bends in the road and has a stop-start mode for driving within traffic. The TAP system can work at speeds up to 80 mph. Unlike past systems developed by the HAVEit project, the TAP uses only technology that is already in production, and, in theory, could be integrated into vehicles today.