Audi e-tron GT driver assistence systems

The Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT are being launched on the market with a wide range of driver assist systems. The Audi pre sense front and Audi pre sense basic safety systems as well as the lane departure warning system and cruise control system are standard features.

The optional systems are subdivided into the “Tour” (PCC), “City,” and “Park” (PCV) packages, which are combined in the assist system plus. The night vision assist and surround view cameras, which offer a choice of different views, are available as additional individual options. They are also available in the “Park” package.

The most important system in the “Tour” assist package is adaptive cruise assist, which combines the functions of adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and active lane assist. It can largely take over longitudinal and lateral guidance for the driver in many situations. In order to maintain the latter, the driver needs to move the steering wheel slightly at certain intervals. When the predictive efficiency assist (standard) is active, the adaptive cruise assist decelerates and accelerates the Audi e-tron GT in such a way that it consumes as little energy as possible. To do so, it evaluates information from the onboard sensors and navigation data, provided that route guidance is active. The “Tour” assist package includes further systems in addition: camera-based traffic sign recognition and the emergency assist, as well as the turn assist and collision avoidance assist, which can prevent collisions with other vehicles.

Get out and let the car park itself: (remote) park assist plus

Aside from the maneuver assist, the (remote) park assist plus, which the driver activates at the push of a button, is one of the highlights of the “Park” assist package. It detects suitable parking spaces and can maneuver the Audi e-tron GT into and out of a parallel or bay parking space at the push of a button. The driver is responsible for the maneuver. They can remain inside the car or get out beforehand – in this case, they start and supervise the parking maneuver via the myAudi app. By keeping the corresponding button pressed, the e-tron GT will roll into the space, in multiple maneuvers if necessary. Once it has reached its final position, it switches off the drive, activates the parking lock, and locks the doors. The “City” assist package includes the following safety systems: Audi pre sense rear, side assist, exit warning, intersection assist, and rear cross-traffic assist.

Sensors

Audi e-tron GT sensors

All systems use the central driver assistance controller (zFAS), which uses the sensors’ data to continuously compute an exact model of the vehicle’s environment. This way, they can react precisely and promptly to objects, such as by initiating braking. Depending on the selected options, the zFAS receives the data to do this from up to five radar sensors, five visual cameras, the thermal imaging camera for the night vision assist, and 12 ultrasound sensors.

System Available
360 degree cameras option (PCZ)
Active Lane assist standard (6I3)
Adaptive Cruise Assist option (PCC)
Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter standard
Crossing/Intersection assist Option (PCM)
Cruise control standard
Curb warning option (PCZ)
Hold Assist Standard
Pre Sense Basic option
Pre Sense front standard
Pre Sense rear option (PCM)
Pre Sense side N/A
Distance warning standard
Night Vision option (9R1)
Speed limiter standard
Park assist Plus option (PCV)
Cross traffic assist rear option (PCM)
Exit warning option (PYU)
Collision avoidance assist standard
Side assist option (PCM)
Reversing camera option (KA2)
Turn assist Option
Traffic sign recognition option (QR9/PCC)

See detailed information about the systems below.

  • 360 degree cameras

    The four 360 degree cameras on the vehicle scan the immediate vicinity and display obstacles within. Drivers can choose from different views that simplify parking and maneuvering.

  • Audi active lane assist

    Operating at speeds from 65 km/h (40.4 mph), Audi active lane assist helps the driver keep the vehicle in the driving lane.

  • Adaptive cruise assist

    The adaptive cruise assist is a combination of adaptive cruise control and active lane assist.

  • Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter.

    The Adaptive cruise control (ACC) supports the driver by using the set within the system limits

  • Collision avoidance assist

    Collision avoidance assist helps the driver steer around an obstacle in a critical situation.

  • Cross traffic assist rear

    Cross traffic assist rear warns the driver of approaching vehicles it deems critical when slowly backing up, such as when pulling out of a perpendicular parking spot.

  • Crossing assist

    Collision avoidance assist helps the driver steer around an obstacle in a critical situation.

  • Cruise control

    Cruise control maintains a desired driving speed constantly starting at around 30 km/h (18.6 mph), provided that it can be maintained by engine power and engine braking effects.

  • Curb warning

    The curb warning identifies curbs that pose a risk to the tires or wheels.

  • Distance warning

    The distance warning warns you when you are driving to close to the car in front of you.

  • Predictive efficiency assist

    Predictive Efficiency assist helps the driver to drive preemptively and save energy.

  • Emergency assist

    Emergency assist detects, within system limits, when the driver is inactive. In such a case, the system assumes control of the vehicle and automatically brakes it to a standstill in its own lane.

  • Exit warning

    Exit warning improves safety in city traffic. If the car has come to a stop and other vehicles or bicyclists classified as critical are approaching from the rear, the system warns passengers not to open the doors.

  • High-beam assist

    High-beam assist utilizes a camera mounted on the interior mirror.

  • Hold assist

    Hold assist enables convenient drive-offs when the car is on the usual inclines and descents of street traffic, and it prevents the vehicle from rolling.

  • Maneuvering assist

    Maneuvering assist recognizes moving and stationary objects larger than 10 centimeters (3.9 in), such as a pillar in a parking garage or a moving vehicle.

  • Night vision assist

    he night vision assist that is avaiable for Audi e-tron uses a far infrared camera. It reacts to the heat given off by objects. Converted to black and white images, the information can be viewed in the instrument cluster or Audi virtual cockpit.

  • Park assist

    Park assist can automatically steer the car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces. It uses ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers and on the sides. The driver only has to accelerate, brake and shift gears.

  • Parking system plus

    Parking system plus informs the driver, visually and audibly, about obstacles in front of and behind the vehicle.

  • Audi pre sense basic

    Audi pre sense basic initiates preventive safety measures for occupants as soon as it recognizes a critical driving state.

  • Audi pre sense front / Audi pre sense city

    Audi pre sense front and Audi pre sense city utilize the data of radar sensors and/or the front camera, depending on the car model, to compute the probability of a collision. Within the limitations of the system, it warns of collision threats and initiates braking at specific vehicle speeds.

  • Audi pre sense rear

    Audi pre sense rear uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to detect an impending rear-end collision, and it initiates preventive safety measures.

  • Audi pre sense side

    Audi pre sense side reacts in the event of a collision from the side. Amongst ohthers it uses the radar sensors of the crossing assist to calculate the probability of an accident involving traffic approaching from the side.

  • Reversing camera

    The reversing camera simplifies maneuvering by showing the zone behind the vehicle on the MMI display.

  • Audi side assist

    The Audi side assist lane-changing assistant helps the driver to change lanes at driving speeds of 15 km/h (9.3 mph) and faster.

  • Speed limiter

    The configurable speed limiter limits driving speed to a value set by the driver within the speed range of 30 to 250 km/h (18.6 to 155.3 mph) – which is very helpful within city limits or construction zones, for example.

  • Traffic sign recognition

    Camera-based traffic sign recognition detects traffic signs such as speed limit signs (including digital signs), no passing zones, entry restriction signs and other auxiliary signs, and it shows them to the driver in graphic form.

  • Turn assist

    Turn assist monitors the road lane with oncoming traffic by means of radar sensors, the front camera and, in certain models, a laser scanner.