Audi’s assistance systems of the near future

Audi's assistance systems of the near future

Munchen, 23. November 2011 – "it’s a bug that cars were invented before computer", said google ceo eric schmidt 2010. Because in nine out of ten unpaid, man is responsible, not the technology. The drivers know that, even if they are reluctant to admit, and of course the manufacturers know it just as well and plug each year more assistance systems in their vehicles. Now audi has introduced a package full of electronic helpers of the next generation.

Pre crime

Already available in series is pre sense, a system that is to help in the most complex expansion stage pre sense plus for frontal and rear collisions. In the case of the front impact, the system can "remove up to 40 km / h from the system", how the experts print out. In other words: up to 40 km / h, the collision is prevented by an autonomous braking, at tempo 90 is still bouncing at 50 km / h. As long as audi still has to expect driver input, it is difficult to find the optimal value here. Nobody wants to drive a car that makes a violent braking from high speeds to a standstill just because a sensor is dirty or defective.

Therefore, the system will be further developed. In series, autonomous full braking takes place very spat, because the driver could still avoid the accident by dodging. But what if this possibility does not exist? On a stallend, for example, on the left the highway plank could make an avoidance impossible, while other cars are located on the right track. Then the automatic braking could occur earlier and more pace "remove".

The look at the side

Thus, the audi of the future with its sensors should not only monitor the room before and behind the car, but also the neighbor traces. For this purpose, a supplement of the sensors is necessary. Pre sense plus works with radar sensors, which is far forward and backwards "look at", but sideways are more blind. Heartstuck of the extension is a laser scanner whose broad scan area allows the trail of the departures. If there is no evasive possibility, the driver will be warned far sooner from obstacles, and the emergency braking occurs sooner.