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My new Q8 safety systems saved the day!

Old 05-15-2019, 05:51 PM
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With less than 300 miles on the odometer I am heading to the dealership in Hilton Head SC for a software modification to allow me to lock the vehicle with the engine running. A semi traveling ( 65 to 70 mph) six cars in front of me on a busy 3 lane highway blows a tire with large shreds of it flying everywhere. The two cars directly behind the semi try to avoid the debris, collide and spin wildly out of control. I have my driver assist settings at maximum and I donít know which one to credit for helping me avoid a major accident but the Collision Avoidance Assist seemed to be the one in control. My seatbelt tightened, emergency flashers came on, controlled braking and steering was felt and when it appeared as though I was going to take a passenger side impact the car lifted what felt like a couple of inches on that side. When the smoke and dust settled my only damage was to the rocker panel and driver door, both caused by impact from the shredded tire. Upset with any marks on a new car but very fixable and could have been so much worse. Thank you Audi for all the safety systems built into this magnificent machine!
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Sorry about the damage but the safety stuff is good news! I love all the safety features.
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Saved my **** today in a parking lot. I look both ways nobody coming, start to back up and my camera gives the giant red arrow something from the left is coming. I go to hit the brake but the system already stopped the car before I could hit the brake. Some dumb 20 something racing through the lot in his malibu at about 30 MPH. Why people insist on driving in parking lots at that speed I will never know.
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