Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Intersection assistant


Fig. 123 Detected cross-traffic
Fig. 123 Detected cross-traffic

Fig. 124 Instrument cluster: directional display from the intersection assistant
Fig. 124 Instrument cluster: directional display from the intersection assistant

General information

The intersection assistant can warn the driver of approaching cross traffic in complex intersections > fig. 123.

The system monitors intersections and exit ramps using the sensors installed in the vehicle that detect the front and side areas around the vehicle. Moving objects that are approaching from behind, such as cars, are detected within the limits of the system . The system can also warn the driver of a potential collision with detected approaching cross traffic in intersections and exit ramps with poor visibility.

Requirements for using the intersection assistant:

  • The speed must not be higher than approximately 18 mph (30 km/h).
  • The "D" selector lever position is selected.

Displays, warnings, and braking

  • Display: the red arrow (1) can indicate the direction from which the cross traffic is approaching.

    The indicator in the upper display only appears when the parking aid is activated. For vehicles with peripheral cameras only in the Front and Front corner camera views. The display only appears in the instrument cluster => fig. 124 when the Driver assistance display is open in the on-board computer.

  • Warnings: the message Cross traffic! can warn about critical cross-traffic when driving forward. There may also be an audible signal.
  • Automatic brake activation: if you do not react to a warning, a brief braking by the system can warn you of a potential collision with an approaching object when driving forward at speeds up to approximately 6 mph (10 km/h).

Switching the intersection assistant on and off

  • You can switch the system on and off in the MMI.


If or is displayed when there is a malfunction, the intersection assistant functions may be unavailable or may be limited.

A message that indicates the cause and possible solution may appear with some displays. The weather conditions may be too poor or a sensor may be covered. Clean the area in front of the sensors and try to turn the system on again later.

If the malfunction remains, drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.


  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • The intersection assistant will not provide alerts about people and cannot warn you about every type of approaching objects, such as cyclists. Always monitor the traffic as well as the vehicle's surroundings with direct eye contact.
  • The system may not react at all or it may not react on time when vehicles are approaching very quickly.


  • The coverage areas of the sensors > fig. 123 are diagrams and do not represent a true-to- scale image of the sensor ranges.
  • The system complies with United States FCC regulations and ISED regulations


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