Audi took the wraps off the 2016 new A4 in June this year and it would also go on sale in India by mid 2016. But prior to that, European consortium Euro NCAP has awarded it the top score of five stars for adult and child safety as well as for pedestrian protection and declared it as one of the safest cars in its field of competitors. In addition, it gave the Audi A4 the “Euro NCAP advanced” special award for its standard-fit multicollision brake assist system.
Multicollision brake assist automatically brakes the Audi in the event of an accident, thus reducing the danger of skidding as well as the risk of further collisions. Another stellar safety feature Audi pre sense basic, which is available as optional, tightens the seat belt in hazardous situations leading up to a collision, and closes the windows and sunroof. Audi A4 also boasts of Audi pre sense city – an anticipatory warning and emergency braking function - as standard. At speeds of up to 85 kmph, the system checks whether there are other vehicles or pedestrians in the path of the car. If there is the risk of a collision it warns the driver according to a multi-stage concept: first visually and acoustically, then by a jolt of the brakes.
There is also an array of other assistance systems to enhance safety in the Audi A4. These include collision avoidance assist, turn assist and the exit warning. While collision avoidance assist helps the driver to drive around an obstacle, turn assist monitors oncoming traffic when turning across the flow of traffic at low speed. In a dangerous situation, it brakes the A4 to a complete stop, if necessary, to prevent a turn when there is oncoming traffic. The exit warning minimizes the risk of injury when opening the doors. LEDs that light up red warn the occupants not to open the doors when other road users are approaching from behind. For those wondering, Established in 1997, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) investigates the crash performance of new car models.