Audi Side Assist Receives Euro NCAP Advanced Award

German automaker Audi was also among those who have been rewarded with the Euro NCAP Advanced Award by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). The organization has presented the Audi A4 with its award following the five star rating in the regular “Euro NCAP” crash test program.

Now, the Audi A4 has been rewarded for the side assist lane change assistant. The crash testers have agreed that the active assistance system supports the driver and can help to prevent accidents.

“Passive and active safety systems have reduced the number of accidents and their effects,” Ulrich Widmann, Head of Vehicle Safety Development at AUDI AG, said in a statement. “The “Euro NCAP Advanced” award for the Audi A4 confirms our approach to increasing convenience and safety with active driver assistance systems.”

At speeds of 30 km/h (18.64 mph) and above, Audi side assist operates with two radar sensors in the rear that observe what is happening behind the car.

Should another vehicle be moving on the adjacent lane or approaching at high speed, a yellow LED indicator in the outside mirror housing lights up. If the driver still activates the turn signal to change lanes, the indicator becomes brighter and begins to flash quickly.

The “Euro NCAP” crash testers from Brussels have been examining new cars since 1998 and award a maximum of five stars in their safety rating. The “Euro NCAP Advanced” award is presented to systems that help prevent accidents. Audi Side Assist with the “Euro NCAP Advanced” seal of approval is available on the A4, A5, A6, A7 Sportback, A8, Q5 and Q7 models.
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