Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Safety precautions

WARNING

  • As the driver, you are always completely responsible for all driving tasks. The assist systems cannot replace the driver's attention.

    Give your full attention to driving the vehicle, and be ready to intervene in the traffic situation at all times.

  • Activate the assist systems only if the surrounding conditions permit it. Always adapt your driving style to the current visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions.
  • Loose objects can be thrown around the vehicle interior during sudden driving or braking maneuvers, which increases the risk of an accident. Store objects securely while driving.
  • For the assist systems to be able to react correctly, the function of the sensors and cameras must not be restricted. Note the information on sensors and cameras.

Tips

  • Pay attention to applicable local regulations relating to driving tasks, leaving space for emergency vehicles, vehicle distance, speed, parking location, wheel placement, etc. The driver is always responsible for following the laws that are applicable in the location where the vehicle is being operated.
  • You can cancel a steering or braking intervention by the system by braking or accelerating noticeably, steering, or deactivating the respective assist system.
  • Always check the assist systems settings before driving. The settings could have been changed, for example by other drivers.

System limitations

WARNING

  • The use of an assist system cannot overcome the natural laws of physics. A collision cannot be prevented in certain circumstances.
  • Warnings, messages, or indicator lights may not be displayed or initiated on time or correctly, for example, if vehicles are approaching very fast.
  • Corrective interventions by the assist systems, such as steering or braking interventions, may not be sufficient or they may not occur. Always be ready to intervene.

Tips

  • Due to the system limitations when detecting the surrounding area, the systems may warn or intervene unexpectedly or too late in certain situations. The assist systems may also interpret a driving maneuver incorrectly and then warn the driver unexpectedly.
  • The systems may not function as expected in unusual driving situations, such as driving offroad, on unpaved roads, on loose ground, on inclines, or on grooves in the road.
  • The systems may not function correctly in unclear traffic situations, such as turning lanes, exit ramps, construction zones, rises or dips that obstruct visibility, intersections, toll stations, or city traffic.
  • The detection of the surrounding area can be limited, for example by vehicles driving ahead or by rain, snow, heavy spray, or light shining into the camera.
  • The steering wheel touch recognition may be limited when you wear gloves. Steering intervention requests from the steering assist systems may occur more frequently.
  • If accessories have been mounted on the steering wheel, the steering assist systems may be limited. The frequency of steering intervention requests from the steering assist systems may vary as well.

General messages

Driver assistance systems: currently limited. Affected systems will be continuously updated in message memory

If this message appears, one or more driver assist systems is limited or unavailable. To display more information, select the second tab for messages with the multifunction steering wheel.

Take note of the information and adapt your driving style accordingly.

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