Self Study Program 375 – Audi Q7 – New Driver Assistance Systems Audi side assist Optical parking system (OPS) Reversing camera

VAG SSP 375. Driver assistance systems. The continuous improvement of vehicle safety is one of the foremost objectives in the development of new vehicles. New driver assistance systems that have been introduced into series production for the first time on board the Audi Q7 make a considerable contribution in this regard. On request, a number of innovative driver assistance systems are also available in the Q7, for example the radar-based Audi side assist, the optical parking system with audible and visual information and the reversing camera.

A frequent cause of accidents when changing lanes is that other vehicles are overlooked.

By continuously monitoring the adjacent lanes, in particular the area to the rear of the  vehicle, the Audi side  assist supports the driver during overtaking and lane-change manoeuvres and thus makes a contribution to active safety. The driver is alerted if one of the adjacent lanes is occupied by one or more road users. Despite the system’s capability, the driver must always be aware that the system serves as an aid, but cannot take the responsibility away from the driver for his/her own decisions. Despite the Audi side assist, it is still necessary for the driver to turn his/her head, look in the side mirror and observe the traffic.

The electronic parking aid system has been further improved. Two new functions are now available to the customer. The familiar acoustic parking aid system has been expanded by a graphic screen display in the MMI. Using bar diagrams this provides the customer with a detailed depiction of the point at which a collision may occur. The bar diagrams permit the distance from the obstacle to be estimated with precision. The familiar acoustic feedback is retained.

Drivers who would prefer to get a picture of the situation behind the rear of the vehicle for themselves, can have the image from a reversing camera displayed on the MMI screen. The camera which has been integrated into the tailgate handle provides an ideal overview of the situation behind the vehicle. The camera image appears automatically when reverse gear is engaged.


  • Audi side assist
  • Optical parking system (OPS)
  • Reversing camera

The self-study programme provides basic information on the design and function of new vehicle models, new vehicle components or new technologies.
The self-study programme is not intended as a workshop manual.
The specified values only serve for better understanding and relate to the software versions applicable at the time the SSP was compiled.
For maintenance and repair operations it is essential that you refer to the current technical literature.

Language: English
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Pages: 40

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