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ch47d99

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Posted: 03/04/12 04:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2012/163_news1206_audi_develops_autoreverse_for_trailers/index.html

Very interesting...wonder if it will make it to any of the more expensive trucks or SUVs.

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Wow, that is interesting. That would take some time to get used to I think.


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Truck Trend Clicky

Wow, well this adds a whole new meaning to "Drive By Wire"

The technology is there, now someone put it to use.

Interesting and thanks for passing along.

Along the lines of towing technology, I am waiting for the automatic yaw sensor to show up on the TT that will interact with the truck to help create a form of sway mitigation if the TT ever gets way out of hand. It could be an aftermarket add on kit to tap into the TT brake system. Alko already has the concept in Europe just do not know if they ever took it commercial yet.


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What PROBLEM is it supposed to correct? sounds like it just MIGHT put even more people on the road that don't know how to drive their rig


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That's what I was thinkin, if you can't back up a trailer you shouldn't own one.


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I have gotten fairly comfortable with backing, but I would welcome this feature in a new vehicle. I have been in some tight spots at times where it would have been handy. I just wonder how much the feature will add to the cost of a vehicle.

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Not for me and think potentially very dangerous because it will allow folks
to tow without learning HOW2 manage it themselves

To me, no different than the self parallel parking functions, the lane changing
warning system (heck you don't even have to look, just listen for a warning and
if no warning, okay to continue a lane change), automatic windshield wipers, etc

NOT FOR ME !


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I don't get it. First off it's probably not an option for 75% of us because I don't think Audi makes a vehicle that could pull a mid to large camper. Second the ball, with the magic sensor, would probably cost $3k and have a 2000lb weight limit. Lastly I'm a little concerned about someone who needs a joystick to back up a trailer when my truck might be near his front bumper or fender. Surely it's gonna cause folks to take stuff out with the front end (driving it like a remote controlled car) due to the false sense of security that the car is doing everything for them.


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The system apparently will only be available on the Audi Q7 for 2015. AFAIK, that model is not available in the U.S.
Let's see...
How many years did it take for disc brakes to be available in the U.S. after they were introduced in Europe? Then how many MORE years for 4-wheel discs?
I don't think we need be concerned for several years.


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