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Pre Sense - Anyone test it Yet?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Silky-S3, Dec 18, 2013.

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    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Anyone had the car stopped by pre sense yet? I was gonna test it by slowly driving up to a wall. I have the distance warning come up a few times but it has not yet applied the brakes etc.
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    I've not 'tested' it as such, but have had it go off a couple of times. Both times where when the car in front of me was turning off the road, and I was accelerating towards it in anticipation of the road clearing, and the car obviously doesn't know the obstacle is about to clear so jolted the brakes! Not sure if it was the 'warning shot' as it were or it was actually bringing me to a stop, but I'm certainly not going to test it on purpose. Glad it's there though! Gives you a bit of a shock when it does go off though...

    I'm sure it won't be too long until there are videos on youtube of it being tested.
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    Couldn't you just try ramming a big empty cardboard box??
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    I just lost 37 seconds of my life
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    U're welcome ;)
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    There is a YouTube video of an a5 or a6 testing it with cardboard boxes covered in tinfoil. It didn't work.

    From what I understand it doesn't work for stationary objects and the object also needs to be metal?
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    The ACC doesn't recognise stationary objects, but pre-sense does I think.
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    happened once in our A4 B8

    pretty impressive and propably saved me from a big accident. was on the motorwar at around 140 km/h and suddently the car in front of me brakes to a full stop. cars ahead were fully stopped and the A4 braked before me.
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