New Audi A5 and Q2 Awarded Five Stats By Euro NCAP
By Maddy Price
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:28
The new Audi A5 and Q2 have each been awarded a full five star rating in the Euro NCAP test, confirming their place among the safest vehicles in the segment. This is true for both adult and child safety, for pedestrian protection and for other safety systems.
Emergency braking systems were introduced to the evaluation procedure in 2016. The Audi Q2 is equipped as standard with the emergency braking assistant as part of Audi pre sense front. The system examines whether other vehicles or pedestrians are in the path of the vehicle. If a collision is imminent, it warns the driver and if necessary initiates automatic emergency braking.
The new Audi A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback models were also awarded the top grade of five stars by the examiners. Both models offer high levels of safety for adults and children, as well as good pedestrian protection.
The standard Audi pre sense city helps the A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback to avoid accidents. At speeds of up to 52mph, the system scans the road for other vehicles and pedestrians using a windshield-mounted front camera with a range of over 100 metres. 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 24mph, accidents can be avoided completely within the system limits. At higher speeds (up to 52mph), warnings and brake intervention reduce the impact velocity.
The Audi A5 also features an extensive range of other assistance systems, for example collision avoidance assist or turn assist. While collision avoidance assist helps the driver to drive around an obstacle, turn assist monitors oncoming traffic when turning across the flow of traffic at low speed. In a dangerous situation, it brakes the vehicle to a complete stop, if necessary, to prevent a turn when there is oncoming traffic.
The Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) has been investigating the crash performance of new car models since it was established in 1997. In order to simulate real-life accident conditions better, the consortium continually tightens crash safety requirements.