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
'Children who experience violence are likely to have aggressive behavior'

'Children who experience violence are likely to have aggressive behavior'

Professor Shanaaz Mathews talks about SA 'birth to twenty plus' study revealing shocking stats of violence involving children.

How we should approach a national strategic plan against gender-based violence

How we should approach a national strategic plan against gender-based violence

Azania spoke to technical assistant to the higher education programme, Lisa Vetten on some of the attempts made to address GBV.

[WATCH] Belinda Davids returns to SA for Whitney Houston tribute show

[WATCH] Belinda Davids returns to SA for Whitney Houston tribute show

The singer joined Azania for this week's #702Unplugged segment to perform and talk about her musical journey.

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
We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

He was punched in the face by a motorist last week and tracked the driver down for a meet-up, instead of laying charges.

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

The world now knows never to underestimate the athletic form of SA cricketer AB de Villiers after this gravity-defying catch.

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

Another heist was carried out in Boksburg on Thursday morning and led to five people being arrested.

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

The eradication of medical aid co-payments is one of a number of changes to the medical aid scheme proposed by Aaron Motsoaledi.

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

Operations chief, General Barney Hlatshwayo's personal driver was arrested on Tuesday.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.