Saturday, May 17, 2008

Safety based on radar technology – Audi braking guard - Auto

Audi braking guard forms part of the radar-based adaptive cruise control system, or ACC for short. This system regulates the speed and the distance from the vehicle in front at speeds between 30 and 200 km/h, independently applying the brakes within certain limits in the process. The amount of traffic on our roads is increasing constantly, as is the amount of information that needs to be processed – meaning that the task of driving is becoming ever more demanding. Audi has developed a technology which promises more relaxed, safer motoring: the Audi braking guard brake assist system is designed to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. It is one of a whole generation of intelligent assistance systems which monitor the area surrounding the car in order to offer additional protection. Audi braking guard is available for the A4, A4 Avant, A6, A8 and Audi Q7 model lines, as well as for the new Q5.The computer is integrated into the vehicle data bus network and is able to communicate with the control units for the engine, automatic transmission and brakes – all within a few thousandths of a second! The entire expertise that Audi has amassed in this field is behind the software’s architecture and detailed design.

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