Motoring: Audi Q2's adaptive cruise control system comes out tops

Adaptive cruise control, a cruise control system gives you the ability to automatically reduce speed when the distance to a car in front, or the speed limit, decreases, has become a key feature in autonomous vehicles.

You can set the maximum speed just as with cruise control, while radar sensor located in the front end of the car locates traffic ahead of it to keep a set following distance relative to the car ahead.

Technical editor at CAR Magazine, Nicol Louw talks to Azania Mosaka about its functions after testing the system on three different vehicles.

What is interesting is we pitched three vehicles against each other - Audi Q2, Ford Kuga, and a Subaru XV, all fitted with the system - and we measured the minimum distance at 60 and at 120 - and the maximum distances it can actually follow the car in front. It is quite interesting to see the differences between the different manufacturers.

Nicol Louw, Technical Editor at CAR Magazine

The Audi came out on top as the widest range at 120, you can actually follow a car at over 100 meters. It will actually see the car in front and well follow it, and the minimum distance at 120 is then 32 meters which is fairly close.

Nicol Louw, Technical Editor at CAR Magazine

The interesting thing about these system's as well is a safety aspect, cause when you drive in thick fog and you can't see, these radars can see through bad weather conditions.

Nicol Louw, Technical Editor at CAR Magazine

Click on the link below to find out more....


This article first appeared on 702 : Motoring: Audi Q2's adaptive cruise control system comes out tops


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Motoring: Here is how a diesel particulate filter works

Motoring: Here is how a diesel particulate filter works

Technical Editor at CAR Magazine, Nicol Louw joined Azania to share more about the motor part and its function.

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

[LISTEN] Can Zibi the anti-litter ostrich help clean up South Africa?

[LISTEN] Can Zibi the anti-litter ostrich help clean up South Africa?

Cartoonist Dov Fedler gives background into his Zibi cartoon that helped clean up in the 80s.

How white, black or blue smoke can tell you what internal problems your car has

How white, black or blue smoke can tell you what internal problems your car has

In the car feature, we chat to technical editor at CAR Magazine Nicol Louw about the different smoke colours in car & their impact

If your car tyres are older than four years then they have expired

If your car tyres are older than four years then they have expired

A lot of people don't know that car tyres have expiry dates says car guy, Phakamile Mzimela.

"Convertibles age badly"

"Convertibles age badly"

Car guy, Phakamile Mzimela discusses whether or not convertible cars are worth the purchase. 

Popular articles
'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says he didn't know the payout he received was a golden handshake.

[LISTEN] Is your phone listening in on your conversations?

[LISTEN] Is your phone listening in on your conversations?

MD at World Wide Worx Arthur Goldstuck explains how your phone may record your voice conversations.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Juan Sanchez shares stories of Fidel Castro that’ll make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about the Cuban dictator.