It’s easy to miss vehicles in your blind spot. In these cases, the system warns of critical situations involving vehicles approaching from behind. It also alerts you to potential collisions when getting out and reverse parking and, if required, Audi pre sense rear initiates targeted safety measures such as optimisation of the seat position.
The package includes assist systems for urban traffic and driving on roads with multiple lanes. Within system limits, the driver assist system uses the radar sensors to monitor the area to the rear and side of the vehicle.
Overview for changing lanes. Side assist helps monitor the traffic behind the vehicle.
Two additional radar sensors installed on the rear record vehicles approaching from behind at the side or vehicles alongside. The distance and the speed difference of the vehicles can be measured and analysed. In the event of a situation deemed critical for a lane change, the system warns the driver by means of LED displays in the relevant exterior mirror. If the system detects a critical situation at the moment the driver signals to indicate a lane change, it warns the driver by brightly flashing the warning LEDs several times.
Your back is covered when getting out. If the doors are opened when the vehicle is stationary, the exit warning alerts you to potential collisions with other detected road users, e.g. vehicles approaching from behind. If the system deems a situation critical, as soon as the door handle is pulled the warning strip in the door and the LED display on the exterior mirror on the appropriate side both light up.
Cross traffic detection. Rear cross-traffic assist can warn passengers about a potential collision with approaching moving objects (e.g. vehicles in cross traffic) when reversing at speeds up to 10 km/h (e.g. when exiting a parking space). When exiting a parking space, the radar sensors monitor the area to the vehicle’s rear and sides. If the system deems situations to be especially critical, it provides a visual warning. When reversing, an acoustic signal and a haptic brake pulse can be provided as additional warnings. The system can be activated and deactivated in the MMI touch response display.
Targeted safety measures. Using the radar sensors in the rear of the vehicle, the area behind the vehicle is continuously monitored. In an integrated analysis of the data captured, the system calculates, within system limits, situations deemed critical, such as the probability of a rear-end collision with the vehicle behind.
When a risk of collision is detected, safety measures are initiated early. These measures include activation of the hazard warning lights to alert other road users, tensioning of the front and outer rear seat belts, optimisation of the seat position and closing of the windows and panoramic glass sunroof (if available).
This equipment includes:
- side assist
- exit warning
- rear cross-traffic assist
- Audi pre sense rear