The European Euro NCAP
consortium has awarded the new Audi Q7 with five stars for safety. This means
to grades on the safety front for the SUV from Audi. The results for adult
protection in frontal and side impact collisions, pedestrian protection and
child safety put the current Audi Q7 among the safest cars in its category.
The results for the rear
passengers in a frontal impact collision show that not just the driver and
front passenger in the Audi Q7 are very well protected, the rear passengers
are, too. The car also offers plenty of room and a high level of safety of
children. Up to six child seats can be installed in the SUV. The large space
makes their installation simple and comfortable. The individual seats in the
optional third row are fully usable and are also certified for ECE Group III
child seats for children weighing up to 36 kg (79.4 lb).
The model received the “Euro
NCAP Advanced” reward for the multicollision brake assist system and for Audi
pre sense basic, which in danger situations tensions the seatbelt before a
collision and closes the windows and sunroof. The multicollision brake assist
system initiates braking automatically in case of an accident to reduce the
risk of skidding and the danger of further collisions. Both systems are
standard in the Q7.
Audi also places maximum value
on integral safety, going above and beyond the measures assessed by the
institution. A central element in the Audi Q7 is the standard Audi pre sense
city, a predictive warning and emergency braking system for accident avoidance
and the protection of pedestrians. At speeds up to 85 km/h, the system observes
the road with respect to other road users. On threat of a collision, it warns
the driver according to a graduated concept: warning, warning jolt and
automatic emergency braking.
If necessary, it initiates
full deceleration. Up to 40 km/h accidents can be avoided completely within the
system limits. At higher speeds (up to 85 km/h) the driver is warned. In
addition, Audi pre sense city uses brake intervention to reduce the impact
velocity and thus mitigate the consequences of the accident.
Other new assistance systems
that make the Audi Q7 even safer in traffic are the collision avoidance assist,
turn assist and exit warning. Whereas the collision avoidance assist helps the
driver to drive around an obstacle to avoid an accident, the turn assist
monitors oncoming traffic when turning left at low speed. In a dangerous
situation, it brakes the Q7 to a complete stop, if necessary, to prevent a turn
if there is oncoming traffic. With the exit warning, LEDs light up red when the
doors are opened if other vehicles or bicycles are approaching from the rear.
Established in 1997, the New
Car Assessment Program (NCAP) investigates the crash performance of new car
models. In 2015 the consortium made the requirements for the front and side
impact collision tests even tougher in order to reflect actual accident
scenarios even more accurately.