A family gets their car washed and then hits the open road. Almost immediately, a bird poops on their windshield. The little girl sitting in the back of the Passat starts laughing, and soon the rest of the family joins in, finding the situation pretty funny. The dad, driving the Passat, is distracted by the laughter and doesn't see the car in front of him stopping. Thankfully the Passat has Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, which leads to the accident being avoided. "The newly redesigned Volkswagen Passat, available with Autonomous Emergency Braking. It brakes when you don't."
Do not rely on the Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) systems. Always drive safely and attentively and do not wait for the systems' alert or intervention before braking. The systems functions are limited and depend on many factors and may not always help you avoid a collision entirely. See Owner's Manual details. Not all Driver Assistance features available on every trim. Certain limitations apply.