Audi A6 tops in Euro safety test
Dubai, September 4, 2011
The new Audi A6 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating for passive crash safety by Euro NCAP, a European car safety performance assessment programme based in Brussels.
The results for adult occupant protection in a frontal, rear or side collision and for child safety and pedestrian protection make the new Audi A6 one of the safest cars in its class, a statement said.
The results for adult occupant protection in a frontal or side collision and the child safety and pedestrian protection place the new Audi A6 among the safest cars in its class.
The scores awarded by the testers to the A6 for driver and passenger protection in frontal and side impact collisions easily earned the car the top rating of five stars. Children are also well protected in the new Audi A6, the statement said.
A vehicle front end in the Audi specially designed for protecting pedestrians and cyclists helps to mitigate the consequences of a collision.
In addition to the elements evaluated by the institution, Audi also gives top priority to integral safety as well as active safety. For this reason the Audi A6 offers an integral pedestrian protection system with standard daytime running lights and optional night vision assistant with a pedestrian warning.
Additional driver assistance systems include Audi active lane assist or the all-weather light with adaptive headlight range control.
The Audi pre sense system is a milestone in active safety. In situations where a collision is likely, the “Audi pre sense plus” system initiates partial braking.
If a collision is unavoidable, the partial braking is followed by a full deceleration that reduces the intensity of the impact. Target braking assists drivers in situations where they do not apply sufficient braking force despite having received visual and acoustic warnings, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service