The driver assistance systems in the Audi Q2* come from the full-size class. They protect pedestrians and keep the compact SUV at the correct distance from the vehicle ahead. These systems also make it easier for the driver to change lanes and stay in the lane, draw the driver’s attention to important traffic signs and assist with parking.
Standard: Audi pre sense front including predictive pedestrian protection
The Q2 sets new standards with the system Audi pre sense front, which is included as standard equipment. Its radar sensor reliably recognizes critical situations involving other vehicles and crossing pedestrians ahead of the vehicle, even when visibility is poor such as in fog. If Audi pre sense front detects a pending collision, it warns the driver according to a graduated concept. If there is no reaction following a visual and acoustic warning, the system initiates a short jolt of the brakes. If the situation is still critical after that, maximum braking as appropriate for the situation and environmental conditions is initiated. Depending on the conditions, the Q2 can avoid a collision entirely or mitigate its severity by reducing the impact velocity by means of automatic braking and assisted braking. If necessary, the protective measures of the optional Audi pre sense basic are initiated. The front seat belts are electrically tensioned, the windows and the optional sunroof are closed and the hazard warning lights are switched on.
If a collision does occur, the likewise standard multicollision brake assist system activates. It prevents the car from rolling in an uncontrolled manner and causing a secondary collision.
Keep your distance: ACC with Stop&Go function
The optional systems offer even greater convenience and protection. The adaptive cruise control (ACC) is also radar-based. It keeps the Q2 at the desired distance from the vehicle ahead. The driver can set the distance in five steps and adjust the acceleration using the modes in Audi drive select. If the vehicle is equipped with the seven-speed S tronic, the system covers a speed range of 0 to 200 km/h (124.3 mph); with the manual transmission, the range begins at 30 km/h (18.6 mph). In normal traffic, the Stop&Go function works together with the S tronic to bring the Audi Q2 to a complete stop behind the vehicle ahead. The ACC remains ready to drive off again for three seconds thereafter.
Safer lane changes: Audi side assist
The lane change assistant Audi side assist is active at speeds of 15 km/h (9.3 mph) and above. It uses two rear-mounted radar sensors with a scanning range of roughly 70 meters (229.7 ft). If a vehicle is located in the blind spot or approaches rapidly, a warning LED in the housing of the respective exterior mirror lights up. If the driver still operates the turn signal, the LED flashes brightly several times in succession.
Gentle steering corrections: Audi active lane assist
From a speed of 65 km/h (40.4 mph), Audi active lane assist helps to stay in the driving lane. If the Q2 approaches a lane marking detected by the video camera without indicating, the system intervenes gently in the steering to help the driver remain in the lane. Depending on the setting, this steering correction occurs relatively early or only just before crossing the marking.
If the driver chooses the first option, steering assistance is continuous. If Audi side assist is present, Audi active lane assist also considers traffic to the rear. If a vehicle approaching from the rear is in a critical zone, the steering intervention occurs when the turn signal is activated.
Attention! Speed limit: camera-based recognition of traffic signs
Camera-based recognition of traffic signs graphically shows the driver speed limits, no passing zones and auxiliary signs. They then appear in the instrument cluster and/or the Audi virtual cockpit as well as the head-up display. The system depicts the currently applicable speed limit. For example, if a lower speed applies when the road is wet, this value is displayed – if the windshield wipers are on. Speed limits that are only in force at certain times of day are only shown at those times.
Four solutions: systems for easy parking
A variety of systems are available in the Audi Q2 to make parking easier. Besides the rear parking system, there is the parking system plus, which also detects objects in front of the car and warns the driver of them acoustically and visually. If the system detects an obstacle while maneuvering, it activates automatically, if necessary. The parking system plus can be supplemented with a reversing camera.
The park assist is the top-of-the-line solution and can steer the Audi Q2 into parking spaces. While driving at slow speeds, two ultrasonic sensors detect suitable parallel or perpendicular parking spots. The driver just has to engage the proper gear, use the accelerator and the brakes. The park assist backs the compact SUV into the spot. The new version of the park assist can now also pull forward into perpendicular spots – in multiple maneuvers, if necessary. It can also exit parallel parking spaces.
An ideal supplement to the park assist is the cross traffic assist rear. When slowly reversing, such as when exiting a perpendicular parking spot or a narrow driveway, it warns the driver of approaching vehicles it considers to be critical. Notification is staged – visual, acoustic and finally with a jolt of the brakes. The system uses the data from the rear radar sensors.
Top choice: the assistance package
Audi has bundled the most attractive optional systems into the assistance package. It includes ACC Stop&Go, Audi pre sense front, Audi active lane assist, camera-based recognition of traffic signs (in combination with a navigation system), parking system plus and the high-beam assist. The assistance package also includes two highlight functions: traffic jam assist and emergency assist.
The traffic jam assist can take over steering work in slow-moving traffic on well-built interurban roads at speeds up to 65 km/h (40.4 mph). The system uses the radar and ultrasound sensors as well as the front camera, guiding the car by gently adjusting the steering within system limits. The traffic jam assist orients itself to the lane markings and the other vehicles on the road.
When it reaches its system limits – such as when traffic clears or there is a sharp curve ahead – the driver has to take the wheel again. The system informs the driver of this in several stages.
The emergency assist activates if no reaction on the part of the driver is detected despite warnings from Audi active lane assist. After visual and acoustic warnings plus multiple brake jolts with flashing of the hazard warning lights, the final measure is for the system to autonomously bring the Q2 to a complete stop and activate the parking brake.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.