Volkswagen will sell 3.5 million diesel models with emergency brake functionality, the automaker announced Wednesday.
The automaker will sell the three-door, 4-door and the 3.0-liter TDI, which comes with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Volkswagen will make the cars available in California and New York, the company said.
The California rollout will begin in 2019 and be followed by other states, including Florida and Texas.
Volkswagen will be the first major automaker to offer emergency braking for cars.
That’s the technology that can activate the car’s emergency braking system if it detects that the driver is at risk of colliding with another vehicle or a building.
Volkswagen said it’s working on a technology that would automatically activate emergency braking when a driver is injured in a car accident, such as a collision with a pedestrian or a cyclist.
Volvo also is working on self-parking systems that allow drivers to park their vehicles without having to be on the road.
It said the new features will be rolled out in 2019.
The cars are available in the U.S. and Europe, including in Germany, Sweden, France, Austria, Belgium and Italy.
The European rollout will likely take place in 2020 and 2021, the German automaker said.