Self Study Program 393 – Audi A5 – Convenience Electronics and Driver Assist Systems

VAG SSP 393. The new Audi A5 features a number of impressive innovations in the area of convenience electronics. One of the most striking of these is the new ignition key. This key is pushed into the electronic ignition lock, and the engine is started with a push movement of the key instead of a turning movement. This new concept replaces the button-operated folding

The ignition key houses an emergency key which allows the vehicle to be opened mechanically in case of failure of the vehicle electronics. The ignition key can also be used to lock the  vehicle mechanically if the key removal lock prevents withdrawal of the key from the ignition lock.

The new Audi A5 comes with an extensive range of optional equipment. Many systems previously exclusive to the larger models A6, Q7 and A8 are now also available on the A5.

Systems include the “Advanced Key” and the front and rear acoustic parking system, which is available with an auxiliary visual display under the name “Audi Parking System Plus”. The acoustic parking system can also be ordered in combination with a rear-view camera under the name “Audi Parking System Advanced”, this being the full-expanded version of the acoustic parking system.

The wide range of optional equipment on the Audi A5 also includes a lane change assistant system which assists the driver when changing lane by means of an indicator light in the exterior mirrors. However, the absolute highlight on the new Audi A5 is the Audi Lane Assist system, which will be available for order in 2007. In June 2007, there will be a separate self-study programme about this system, which explains why the system is not described in this self-study programme.


  • Overview
    • Networking / vehicles with infotainment CAN bus
    • Networking / vehicles with MOST bus
    • Installation locations of the control units
  • Control unit with display in dash panel insert
  • Door control units
  • Seat control units
  • Convenience system central control unit
    • Personalisation and adaption channels
    • The electronic ignition lock
    • The ignition key
    • The electrical steering column lock
    • Advanced Key
    • The “Audi Service Key”
    • Immobiliser V
    • The anti-theft alarm system
    • The HomeLink garage door opener
    • The Panorama tilt sunroof
  • Park assist control unit (acoustic parking system)
  • Rear-view camera system control unit
  • Lane change assistant control unit

The self-study programme teaches the design and function of new vehicle models, new automotive parts or new technologies.
The self-study programme is not a repair manual!
All values given are intended as a guideline only and refer to the software version valid at the time of preparation of the SSP.
For maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 56

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