With its range of driver assistance systems, the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro sets standards that go far beyond the standards in its segment. Some of them have been completely redesigned; others significantly further developed.
Standard are the predictive efficiency assistant, the rear park assist, cruise control, adjustable speed limiter, attention assist and the safety system Audi pre sense city. At speeds up to 85 km/h (52.8 mph) it warns the driver of impending collisions with pedestrians and will initiate heavy braking in an emergency. Up to the top speed of 230 km/h (142.9 mph) it warns of impending collisions with other vehicles.
If the collision is inevitable, the multicollision brake assist system uses controlled braking maneuvers during the accident to aid the driver. This can help to prevent the car from skidding and thus additional collisions. Another standard system, Audi pre sense basic, initiates preventive measures to protect the driver and passenger in unstable driving situations.
Most optional driver assistance systems are bundled in the packages “Parking,” “City” and “Tour.” One of the new systems in the “City” package is cross traffic assist rear. Together with the park assist, it can warn the driver of crossing traffic when the Q7 e-tron quattro is pulling slowing out of a horizontal parking spot, for example. The exit warning system indicates vehicles or cyclists approaching from the rear when opening the door.
Audi side assist (also available separately) uses radar measurements to assist with changing lanes; Audi pre sense rear tensions the seat belts in the event of an impending collision from behind. The parking system plus and the reversing cameras complete the “City” package. Audi offers the park assist as individual option. This backs the car virtually autonomously into parallel and perpendicular parking spots. The car can forward-exit parallel parking spaces and now also drive forward into perpendicular spaces. This system is also available together with the 360 degree cameras in the “Parking” package.
If the SUV is used as a tow vehicle, the trailer maneuver assist steers the trailer backwards in the direction indicated by the driver using the rotary/push-button of the MMI. It also manages turning the steering wheel in the opposite direction and stabilizes the trailer when driving straight ahead. The system is available in combination with the power trailer hitch. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro has a towing capacity of 3.5 metric tons if equipped with the optional air suspension.
For slow-moving traffic: ACC stop & go including traffic jam assist
The “Tour” package includes additional innovations: The adaptive cruise control (ACC) accelerates and brakes to keep the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro at the desired distance from the vehicle ahead. The new traffic jam assist comes into play on well-paved roads. The system takes over the steering as long as traffic is congested and moving at speeds of no more than 65 km/h (40.4 mph).
The safety system Audi pre sense front warns of an impending rear-end collision with the vehicle ahead, tensions the belts and brakes the SUV autonomously, if necessary. It does both of these things in multiple stages. Audi active lane assist (also available separately) uses slight steering interventions to help drivers stay in their lane at speeds of 65 km/h (40.4 mph) and above.
The collision avoidance assist intervenes in the steering to help the driver avoid an obstacle. The turn assist monitors opposing traffic when turning left at low speeds, braking the car in a critical situation. Camera-based recognition of traffic signs (also available separately) rounds out the “Tour” package.
The night vision assistant is available as a stand-alone module. It can detect pedestrians and larger wild animals at long distances in the dark using an infrared camera and issue appropriate warnings to the driver.
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.