Luxury car maker Audi did it again! Their A4 model has been awarded by the Euro NCAP (the European New Car Assessment Programme) a 5 star score for adult and child safety and for pedestrian protection.
And not only this but also the NCAP gave them special awards for its standard-fit multicollision brake assist system and for the Audi pre sence basic system, which is available as an option. Audi explains that the multicollision brake assist automatically brakes the Audi in the event of an accident, so the danger of skidding and well as the risk of further collision reduces enormously. The Audi pre sence basic system closes the windows and sunroof and tightens the seat belt in hazardous situations leading up to a collision.
And that is not all. Audi takes it to the next level adding another key element of integral safety in the Audi A4: The standard-fit assistance system Audi pre sence city. Audi explains that this is an anticipatory warning and emergency braking function. At speeds up to 85 kmph or 52.8 mph, this system checks if there are other vehicles, bikes or pedestrians in the path of the car. When there is a risk of a collision the system warns the driver according to a multi-stage concept: First visually and a sound, then by a jolt of the brakes and finally it triggers an automatic emergency brake application if needed.
Audi informs us that there is an array of other systems available to enhance safety in the Audi A4. What to think about systems like collision avoidance assist, turn assist and the exit warning.
The collision avoidance assist helps the driver to drive around an obstacle while the turn assist monitors oncoming traffic when turning across the flow of traffic at low speed. In case of a dangerous situation, the system brakes the Audi A4 to a complete stop, if necessary, to prevent a turn when there is oncoming traffic.
And when you want to exit the car, the exit warning minimizes the risk of injury for both passengers and driving/walking by traffic when opening the door. LEDs that light up red warn the passengers not to open the doors when other road users are approaching from behind.