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Audi A5 and Q2 Given Five Star NCAP Rating

The new Audi A5 and Q2 have each been awarded a five star rating in the Euro NCAP test for adult and child safety, for pedestrian protection and for other safety systems.

The new Audi A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback models were also awarded the top grade of five stars. Both models offer high levels of safety for adults and children, as well as good pedestrian protection.

Emergency braking systems were introduced to the evaluation procedure in 2016. The Audi Q2 is equipped as standard with the emergency braking assistant as part of Audi pre sense front. The system examines whether other vehicles or pedestrians are in the path of the vehicle. If a collision is imminent, it warns the driver and if necessary initiates automatic emergency braking.

The standard Audi pre sense city also helps the A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback to avoid accidents. At speeds of up to 52mph, the system scans the road for other vehicles and pedestrians using a windshield-mounted front camera with a range of over 100 metres. If it detects an impending collision, the driver receives a series of warnings, and if necessary the car initiates maximum braking. At speeds up to 24mph, accidents can be avoided completely within the system limits. At higher speeds (up to 52mph), warnings and brake intervention reduce the impact velocity.

Watch the NCAP tests video below:

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