AUDI A5 Coupe Driver assistance systems
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the new Audi A5 Coupé. At the same time, Audi is also taking the next step toward piloted driving. The broad choice of innovative driver assistance systems sets new standards in the segment. Compared with the previous model, nearly all of the systems are either completely new or have been extensively updated. Some of the solutions are standard features, whereas the options can be chosen individually or are available in the packages "Parking," "City" and "Tour."
► Greater safety
The A5 Coupé comes standard with the safety system Audi pre sense city. At speeds of up to 85 km/h (52.8 mph), the system scans the road for other vehicles and pedestrians using a windshield-mounted front camera with a range of over 100 meters (328.1 ft). If it detects an impending collision, the driver receives a series of warnings, and if necessary the car initiates maximum braking. At speeds up to 40 km/h (24.9 mph) accidents can be avoided completely within the system limits. At higher speeds (up to 85 km/h (52.8 mph)), warnings and brake intervention reduce the impact velocity.
The optional Audi pre sense basic uses information from a variety of different vehicle systems. Once it detects an unstable driving condition, it initiates preventive measures to protect the occupants. The front seat belts are tightened electrically, and the windows and the sunroof close. The hazard flashers are also activated. If a collision cannot be avoided and an accident is detected on the basis of contact, the multicollision brake assist system supports the driver with controlled application of the brakes. This can help to prevent the car from skidding, which in turn prevents additional collisions.
► speed limiter
Another standard feature in the new Audi A5 Coupé is attention assist. A component of the driver information system, it analyzes driver behavior and issues a warning when it detects that the driver is becoming inattentive.
The adjustable speed limiter, a standard feature, can be set to a particular speed ranging from 30 to 250 km/h (18.6 to 155.3 mph) - a very helpful tool for maintaining speed within city limits, in construction sites, and so on.
► Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
A highlight among the optional systems is the adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop&Go including traffic jam assist. It relieves the driver and is a major plus with respect to convenience and safety. The ACC maintains a specified distance between the new Audi A5 Coupé and the car ahead; the driver can choose one of five distances and use Audi drive select to adjust the rate of acceleration and control dynamics.
The system, which relies primarily on the signals from the two front radar sensors and the camera, interacts with the S tronic and the tiptronic to cover the full range of speeds from 0 to 250 km/h (155.3 mph); with manual transmissions, it start