World premiere for the new Golf digitalised connected and intelligent

VW GolfVolkswagen is about to a new Golf onto the world market.  They say it is all new including some hybrid models.  And, as David Brown reports, there is an Australian link.

Volkswagen has revealed the details of their 2020 a new Golf –the 8th generation of the vehicle.

They say they have “started a hybrid offensive” with “five hybrid drive versions”.

It uses some 48-volt technology: it has a digital dash board to help the driver to operate the vehicle more intuitively.

And it has a Car2X system: this allows connected cars from any manufacturer to broadcast information in real-time, warning other enabled vehicles of hazards on the road ahead, or the proximity of an emergency vehicle trying to make its way through traffic.

This technology was developed by and Australian company Cohda Wireless whose headquarters are in Adelaide.


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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto