Large suites of safety features aren’t a new thing—especially in luxury cars. But, Audi takes things to a new level. The safety features available in Audi pre sense® and Audi safety packages cut down on both the likelihood of an accident and the severity of one if an accident should happen. It’s a modern take on driver assistance and security, and it’s a reason why many Audi vehicles have been named IIHS Top Safety Picks. Read on to learn more.
Please note that not all features or systems are available on all Audi models and trim levels.
Audi pre sense® front and rear
This collection of Audi pre sense® features uses forward-facing and rear-facing radar systems and cameras to watch for obstacles and danger. However, it does more than just observe. Pre sense® can prepare your vehicle for a collision. It does this by tightening seatbelts, raising windows, or even adjusting seating position, as necessary. This advanced system is available on models like the Audi e-tron.
Audi pre sense® 360
Audi pre sense® 360 combines pre sense® front, rear, and side to “create a complete safety perimeter.” As with the individual systems, cameras and sensors work together to monitor traffic and obstacles ahead of, behind, and on the sides of the vehicle. Features like this make Audi models some of the safest luxury cars you can buy
Adaptive cruise assist
While adaptive cruise assist and the rest of the features on this list are not technically part of the Audi pre sense® suite, it does work in tandem with the security systems. This system offers advanced cruise control with stop & go functionality, and “uses radar, camera, laser scanner, and ultrasonic sensors to continuously monitor the environment and help assist with highway driving.”
Active lane assist
Audi’s active lane assist can “provide steering guidance to help the driver keep the vehicle in the lane. Detecting lane markings, roadside structures, and vehicles in adjacent lanes allows the system to make a virtual driving path to help guide the vehicle.” While this system does not make an Audi car or SUV an autonomous vehicle, it can significantly assist with driving.
Adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist
If you commute often, you likely know the struggle of inching along in busy traffic. Audi Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist can keep your vehicle at a set speed and following distance from the car in front of you. The system uses a front camera plus ultrasonic sensors and radar to monitor the traffic around you.
Additional Audi safety features and driver-assistance systems
The availability of Audi pre sense® systems gives these luxury cars an advantage over others. In fact, the Audi e-tron is one of the safest EVs on the market, and the presence of these safety features may have played a part in its top ratings.
Other features available on Audi models include:
- Night vision assistant
- Parking system plus
- Audi side assist
- Top view camera w/ virtual 360-degree camera
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