Just wondering how many of you bother with traction control on packed snow or slushy roads? I've had it turned off all winter because its behaviour was amusing but unpredictable. I even had it spin me once when it re-applied the power mid corner :-)
The VW system doesn't seem very sophisticated. It seems just like the one on my old Honda that simply cuts engine power when it detects slip rather than doing proper torque vectoring. I reckon it's one of those last minute additions that was bolted on because of some silly legislation.