2015 Audi Q7 driver assistance systems detailed

The 2015 Audi Q7 is making a comeback online (ahead of a NAIAS debut next week) and this time we have more details about its driver assistance systems. According to the German marque, some of the systems implemented in the second generation flagship SUV have been “completely redeveloped from scratch” and they say there isn’t any other car on sale today which offers more. A relevant example of the new tech is the adaptive cruise control (ACC) with traffic jam assistant.

When equipped with this system, the new Q7 will automatically accelerate and brake to maintain a pre-selected distance from the car up ahead. Opt for the more expensive versions of the Q7 and you get the ACC stop & go with traffic jam assistant which can also steer the car on highways at speeds of up to 40 mph (65 km/h) when the traffic is congested.

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The 2015 Audi Q7 comes as standard with cruise control, rear parking sensors, rest recommendation, adjustable speed limiter as well as the Audi pre sense city safety system. The latter will alert the driver in case of an impending crash with another car or pedestrian and it will automatically heavy brake to avoid a collision.

For more money, clients can order the optional “Parking” package which brings a surround view camera and park assist system that autonomously steers the vehicle backwards into perpendicular and parallel parking spots. There’s also the “City” package encompassing cross-traffic assist that warns the driver whenever reversing, such as when it pulls out from a perpendicular parking space. Audi is also offering a “Tour” package but doesn’t specify what it contains.

Adrian Padeanu

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