The new Audi Q3 is also at the top of its class when it comes to assist systems. One highlight is the adaptive cruise assist, which Audi provides as an option for the engine versions with the seven-speed S tronic. The system, which is active up to 200 km/h (124.3 mph), incorporates the functions of the adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist and active lane assist. In this way it assists the driver with longitudinal and lateral control – substantially enhancing comfort on long journeys in particular.
The Audi Q3 makes maneuvering easier thanks to functions such as the park assist. It steers the SUV automatically into and out of parking spaces – the driver only has to accelerate, brake and shift gears. If the driver wants to reverse out of a perpendicular parking space or a tight entrance, cross traffic assist rear is activated. The system monitors the area behind the vehicle using two radar sensors and alerts the driver in critical situations.
The four 360-degree cameras are also useful when maneuvering. When parking, they display the immediate surroundings of the Audi Q3 on the MMI touch display. The driver can switch between different views. 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 front and rear wheels. This enables the driver to maneuver precisely up to the curb without accidentally damaging the wheel rim.
The Audi Q3 has the Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front safety systems as standard. The latter detects critical situations involving pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles via mid-range radar and provides the driver with a visual, audible and haptic warning. If necessary it initiates emergency braking. The standard equipment also includes the Audi side assist lane change warning (see illustration). If the two radar sensors at the rear detect a vehicle located in the blind spot or approaching quickly from behind, a warning LED is lit in the relevant exterior mirror. The Audi active lane assist also comes as standard in the new Q3. It is active from speeds of approximately 60 km/h (37.3 mph) and helps prevent the vehicle from inadvertently drifting out of the lane. If the driver has not set an indicator and the car is about to cross the lane markings, the system assists with corrective steering intervention. As an option, the driver can set the steering wheel to provide an additional vibration.
Audi bundles the most important systems in the assistance package. Along with the adaptive cruise assist, it comprises camera-based traffic sign recognition, the parking system plus, the high-beam assist and the 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 and automatically stops it in its own lane.
*Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used.
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.