The RS 3 already comes standard-equipped with a number of driver assistance systems that maximum safety and enhance driving comfort. Using the front radar sensors, Audi pre sense front detects potentially dangerous situations in front of the vehicle and warns the driver via visual and audible signals. This systems makes it possible to avoid accidents with other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in many cases, or to reduce their severity. Collision avoidance assist, another standard safety system, helps drivers steer around an obstacle. Steering corrections are also initiated by the lane departure warning system, which is also standard. Turn assist helps drivers when making a left-hand turn by applying the brakes if there is a risk of collision with an oncoming vehicle. Cruise control with speed limiter also comes standard, as does park assist with parking system plus for finding a suitable parking space along the side of the road. Park assist can even steer the car automatically into perpendicular and parallel parking spaces – all the driver has to do is put the car in gear, step on the accelerator, and brake.

The most complex system is the adaptive cruise assist, which can take over steering, accelerating, and braking up to a speed of 210 km/h in most situations. It maintains a constant speed and distance from the vehicle in front and helps to keep the vehicle in its lane by gently intervening in the steering. The adaptive driving assistant is available as an individual option or in the comprehensive driver assistance package with MMI navigation plus. High beam assist and emergency assist are also included in the package. It also includes park assist and camera-based traffic sign recognition. Also helpful in urban traffic are the lane change and exit warning systems, as well as cross-traffic assist rear.

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