Numerous assist systems make driving the Audi Q3 Sportback even more safe while increasing the level of comfort, both in urban traffic and on long journeys. In Germany, the standard scope includes four systems. Many other systems are available as an option or as part of a package.
You can’t be too safe: the standard systems
The Audi Q3 Sportback is equipped with four systems as standard. If the driver has not turned on a turn signal and the car is about to cross a lane marking detected by the front camera, the Audi active lane assist assists with steering corrections. The lane change warning system Audi side assist, which uses two rearward-facing radar sensors, is also part of the standard scope in Germany. If the system detects a vehicle located in the blind spot or approaching quickly from the rear, a warning LED is lit in the relevant exterior mirror.
Audi pre sense front provides assistance in the event of a collision risk. It detects critical situations in front of the car by means of front radar and also registers pedestrians and cyclists in addition to vehicles. The system gives the driver a visual, acoustic, and haptic warning and initiates emergency braking in the event of an emergency. This is also when the preventive protection measures of Audi pre sense basic come into play. As soon as the vehicle sensors detect an unstable driving condition, the system electrically tightens the front seat belts, closes the windows and the optional sliding roof, and activates the hazard warning lights to warn the cars driving behind. This happens, for example, if the electronic stabilization control (ESC) sensors detect skidding or hard braking.
Increased comfort: the optional systems
The adaptive cruise assist is a highlight of the optional systems. It is active up to a speed of 200 km/h (124.3 mph) and combines the functions of the adaptive cruise control, the traffic jam assist and the active lane assist, including lane center regulation. In this way, it assists the driver with longitudinal and lateral control – substantially enhancing comfort on long journeys in particular. The system is part of the assist package that is available for models with S tronic and MMI navigation plus.
It also includes Audi pre sense front, parking system plus, high-beam assist and emergency assist. The latter detects within system limits whether the driver is inactive and accordingly provides a visual, acoustic and haptic warning. If this does not prompt a reaction from the driver, the system takes control of the Audi Q3 Sportback and automatically stops it in its own lane. The hazard warning lights are activated.
Ultra-modern systems are also available for parking and maneuvering, including the 360 degree cameras. They show the immediate surroundings of the car on the MMI display, and the driver can choose from different perspectives. In addition to the virtual bird’s eye view, the reversing camera view, and the front and rear 180-degree panoramic view, there is a detailed view of the wheels. It helps to prevent damage caused by hitting the curb. The park assist maneuvers the SUV coupé into and out of cross and in-line parking spaces independently; all the driver has to do is engage the gears, accelerate, and brake. The cross traffic assist rear is also on board in conjunction with this system or the parking system plus. When reversing out of a parking spot or driveway, it uses the two rear radar sensors to monitor the surrounding area and outputs a visual and acoustic warning in critical situations.
Camera-based traffic sign recognition is also available in conjunction with MMI navigation plus. It displays current speed limits, no-passing zones and additional signs to the driver in the digital instrument cluster.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.