The second-generation Kodiaq offers state-of-the-art active and passive safety. Up to nine airbags protect the passengers. In addition to driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags, head airbags and a central airbag between the front seats are all included as standard. Side airbags for the rear seats are available as an option, as are the enhanced Crew Protect Assist and Emergency Assist. As soon as sensors detect emergency or panic braking or an imminent collision – this now includes impending rear-end collisions – Crew Protect Assist automatically closes windows and, where applicable, the panoramic roof; it also activates the hazard warning lights and tightens the front seat belts. Emergency Assist reduces the risk of an accident should the driver no longer be able to control the vehicle – for example, due to a medical emergency. If the system detects such a situation, it takes over lane control, switches on the hazard warning lights and applies the brakes to bring the vehicle to a gentle stop. Part of the optional Travel Assist is Traffic Jam Assist, which combines Predictive Cruise Control with the functions of the Adaptive Lane Assist. It enables automatic starting, braking and steering in congested traffic up to a speed of 60 km/h by adapting to the movements of the surrounding vehicles.