I know that when I was in the market for a car that I really wished there was a better video showing exactly how the Traffic Jam Assist\Congestion Assist on the 2017 Audi A4 with Driver Assistance Package. So I decided to make one so that anyone considering purchasing an Audi vehicle with the driver assistance package can see exactly how it works. You can only get the Audi A4 with Driver Assistance package on the Prestige trim of the A4 . My vehicle is the 2017 Audi A4 Prestige with Driver Assistance Package, Sports Package, Ventilated & Heated Seats, and rear heated seats. The MSRP was 56K for my car with all the options included. I have to say I absolutely love the vehicle and fully recommend it to anyone considering the A4.

Comments

    • Doug Eggleton
      Doug Eggleton

      How did you get your cup holder lights to stay red?

      about 23 days ago
    • Unr3aLpm
      Unr3aLpm

      you need to press gas pedal after the car stops completely? i own an A5 2018 and it wont move on its own i need to hit the pedal

      about 2 months ago
    • R. RiDER
      R. RiDER

      What’s that button under the heating seat button? I’ve never seen that before.

      about 5 months ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to R. RiDER

      @SugarPill I live in Florida so the hot weather package was a must. I think both come with the car as long as you get the prestige trim. I love having both on at the same time

      about 3 months ago
    • SugarPill
      SugarPill In reply to R. RiDER

      R. RiDER Air conditioning in the seats for your back. You can opt for “hot weather package,” to get that feature.

      about 4 months ago
    • Mason Rice
      Mason Rice

      Why do you have the ventilated and heated seat on at the same time?

      about 8 months ago
    • Ryan Shannon
      Ryan Shannon In reply to Mason Rice

      It's like 'Icy/Hot' but without the humidity on your back. If it had a massage function it'd probably be one of the best places to sit, 'In the World...'

      about 1 month ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to Mason Rice

      Lol the warmth can make your back a little to warm and hot, when the ventillation is on at the same time it feels amazing.

      about 6 months ago
    • La Silveira
      La Silveira

      I love Audi Traffic Assist and Break Assist too👏🤬 Audi has the best navigation and features of any German car, better than BMW and Mercedes

      about 8 months ago
    • Dr. Marcio Onida
      Dr. Marcio Onida

      Sad that audi makes it difficult to have the pack. Moving to Volvo now.

      about 8 months ago
    • Hippedtech 0229
      Hippedtech 0229

      U should’ve gotten a Tesla it’s EAP can do the steering thing over 140km

      about 8 months ago
    • Geri Weber
      Geri Weber

      Thank you for your video this is exactly what I was looking for!

      about 8 months ago
    • PunjabiM8
      PunjabiM8

      Is this included in the 2017-18 A7? I need this in my life

      about 9 months ago
    • youtuberkt
      youtuberkt

      Thanks for showing the video. Not many professional auto review blogs cover these driver assistance package in much detail. On Audi's part though, they should be making this package available on all trims. Trying to get the Driver assistance package otherwise becomes really a ~15 to 20k option on these vehicles.

      about 10 months ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to youtuberkt

      Seriously - I wouldn't have gotten prestige trim if you were able to get this package on premier plus. My a4 was 56500 MSRP - ridiculous.

      about 10 months ago
    • jane saul
      jane saul

      hi, does the lane keep assist work really well? specifically... 1. does it stay in the center of the lane or does it just "ping pong" or bounce between the lines of the road (even when set in "early" mode)? 2. i think Tesla does a great job of keeping the car in the center of the lane without "ping ponging", do you think audi does just as good at this? 3. does it handle big sweeping turns like well in lane assist or does it need to manually be driven in those type of situations. thx!

      about 10 months ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to jane saul

      If you set lane assist to intervene early it won't ping pong. It does have gps guided turn guidance as well. On the highway I never have to worry about turns for the most part, the car will actually slow down in anticipation for the turn. It's not perfect and can ping pong every once and a while, but I am happy with it overall. Don't expect this to be like a Tesla though - it's not fully autonomous driving

      about 10 months ago
    • Nick Sequino
      Nick Sequino

      DO A REVIEW ON YOUR VENTILATED SEATS!!! Good real life demonstration of the system. I've driven my friend's 2018 Audi S5 prestige (fully loaded), and in my opinion I really do not trust the lane keep assistance system except for when its in the stop and go traffic mode, as I have found that it just tends to play ping pong with the car in the lane by bouncing from one line to the other. It can also be finicky with the quality of the painted lines on the road, but most autonomous systems have difficulty reading lane lines (which often times on Long Island, NY aren't always clear and can be faded). I have also found that with lane keep assist on--while driving faster than the stop and go limit--it will half the time fight against you(very slightly, but still resists your inputs to a degree which is enough to be noticeable) while you are steering to maintain in the center of your lane, and it will still be trying to play ping pong with the lines. Maybe(hopefully) Audi will be updating and improving the system as time goes on (hopefully they update the software in current gen cars with it installed, unless they end up updating/increasing the array of sensors being used by this system in the future).

      about 1 year ago
    • PunjabiM8
      PunjabiM8 In reply to Nick Sequino

      Thank you both for this vital information

      about 9 months ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to Nick Sequino

      Nick Sequino I agree with everything you say here - definitely struggles with poorly painted lane lines. There is a setting that you can set in the MMI to set lane assist to early and that stops the ping pong effect - it intervenes earlier so you don't have to be leaving the lane for it to come into effect. Also there is a second setting for the lane assist to use GPS guidance to anticipate turns. Once I turned both of those settings on it stopped the ping pong effect. Also, you want the car in comfort mode for traffic jam assist - it is much smoother in the breaking - In dynamic mode it will stop pretty hard and just not be very smooth.

      about 1 year ago
    • Hell Sysop
      Hell Sysop

      Audi is so analog. Thanks for video, definitely buying Tesla now!

      about 1 year ago
    • MichiganMan1985
      MichiganMan1985

      Terribly confusing demo...terrible camera work

      about 1 year ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to MichiganMan1985

      @Rob McCulloch exactly. I filmed this in 5 minutes and uploaded it a minute later. Given the amount of time spent and the amount of positive feedback received I think most people appreciate the video. Thanks so much for checking out the video !

      about 6 months ago
    • Rob McCulloch
      Rob McCulloch In reply to MichiganMan1985

      Not confusing at all. I thought this was the best video I've seen in explaining the Traffic Jam feature. It's not a professional video, and it's not pretending to be. It's an honest accounting of how this feature works in a vehicle somebody actually owns.

      about 6 months ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to MichiganMan1985

      Hey man it's not bad for one cut while driving in real traffic. It gets the point across and it literally took my 10 minutes to make and publish. I'm not a full time YouTuber or anything like that. If I was I would have had someone else film while I was driving and then recorded a narration over the clip. This is not meant to be a professionally edited and filmed video. Crazy thing is it is more detailed than pretty much every other video on the subject.

      about 6 months ago
    • SirHumps ARuG
      SirHumps ARuG In reply to MichiganMan1985

      Not at all

      about 8 months ago
    • Geri Weber
      Geri Weber In reply to MichiganMan1985

      I disagree

      about 8 months ago
    • Mirco Pecorari
      Mirco Pecorari

      Ma che cazzo fai? Ma è illegale sta roba.

      about 1 year ago
    • Haniho Ho
      Haniho Ho

      Tesla Model 3 is better than this outdated VCR on wheels.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ryan Shannon
      Ryan Shannon In reply to Haniho Ho

      ​@Haniho Ho Assuming the failure is software related. Otherwise you either call a mobile tech or drive (a typically) not so convenient distance to have hardware failures fixed.
      Yes, I've driven a Tesla. Yes, I think they're cool cars. Yes, I like electric vehicles. Yes, I like I.C.E. vehicles. Yes, I think Tesla is pushing the car industry in the right direction. Will I buy a Tesla within the next year? No. I want a solid infrastructure in place before I intend on keeping a car like that for 7 to 10 years. The batteries I understand will probably need to be replaced during that time, which is just how that is until battery technology advances. That's just an attribute you have to accept with this type of technology.
      I'm really waiting on more competition in this space with Rivian as what they're shooting for *should* be engineered with a more robust platform that what Tesla has been designing, as well as the potential with various partnerships to help with service center access (time and distance) associated with Tesla. I, honestly, can't wait for the Rivian's to start rolling off the lines and see what Tesla's responses are. I could definitely see myself owning one of each, but with the quality control issues storied about the BODY WORK of Tesla's M3 (seriously? WATER corroding the adhesive for the rear bumper?), door handles presenting (this is expected to be used several times a day. One would think the parts should be robust), I wholly expect my car to work if I'm spending north of 50k, and I expect extensive QA testing of OTA software updates.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq5c4jGR2gM

      I'm hoping Rivian will avoid the issues with them partnering with Ford regarding service centers and even parts availability, as aforementioned in the linked video. Tesla really needs to step up their infrastructure and the transparency of their failure rates for various parts. I think as more competition enters the EV space (such as Rivian), then ultimately Tesla will be forced to do just that.

      Moral of the story, don't be a fanboy, just make an educated decision based on the risk you're willing to afford to take.

      about 1 month ago
    • Haniho Ho
      Haniho Ho In reply to Haniho Ho

      Steve Ortmann Has OTA updates to improve it better than factory spec as noted in the phone call between consumer reports and Elon. No issues here with braking, but when Audi needs to issue a recall you need to take it to the dealership.

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Ortmann
      Steve Ortmann In reply to Haniho Ho

      and how about those brakes?

      about 1 year ago
    • TablaWalaKC
      TablaWalaKC In reply to Haniho Ho

      Lol, Tesla has no soul. It's a soap bar on wheels.

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Son
      Daniel Son

      Waiting on my s4 with traffic assist.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ashwin Narasimhan
      Ashwin Narasimhan

      Thanks for making this. I appreciated your introduction to this feature.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Robson
      Dan Robson

      Just took delivery of my new A4 with this feature and now I don't have to read the manual, thanks :-)

      about 1 year ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to Dan Robson

      Dan Robson when I got mine I thought I bought the wrong package lol - I was like where the heck is my driver assistance option LOL.

      about 1 year ago
    • azalru
      azalru

      Waste of money for a car of this price to not have autopilot and auto lane change like the Tesla Model 3.

      about 1 year ago
    • azalru
      azalru In reply to azalru

      NeutralGenericUser A4 convinced me that it's pretty much like a blackberry for an iPhone x price. As in I'm not wasting money on an outdated styling and hardware. Where's the smartphone fast touchscreen with apple Gui and display quality nicer than an iPad pro,hidden air slit behind the clean dash. More center console storage, and no tunnel hump at the rear. Automated charge port that lights up , excellent sound system that I can listen all day in my garage, with voice commands that plays songs in seconds, smartphone app that can preheat the car along with camper mode all without worrying about carbon monoxide poisoning. OTA updates that improve autopilot, and new Easter eggs or features. Nicer door handles that are heated and cooled. Frunk and deep well trunk. Large glass roof, and dual motors. And the Model 3 looks way nicer , the Audi looks clunky and the grill is nasty. 0-60 in 4.4-4.6 seconds and a full charge everyday and no need for gas errands to pay for manual labor to hold a metal gas pump like a mechanic.

      Oh and summon, autolane change, autopark, Autopilot live info like seeing cars through fog, auto wipers that don't use outdated rain sensors but the neural network to see the rain. Then there's the driving experience that's very sporty like a porsche Cayman, and as balanced as an E46 m3.

      about 1 year ago
    • NeutralGenericUser
      NeutralGenericUser In reply to azalru

      Mazda 3 is a great car. The Model 3 is not. The car in this video is way way above both of those cars, it's not even a comparison (although I would personally get the A5 Sportback)

      about 1 year ago
    • azalru
      azalru In reply to azalru

      NeutralGenericUser I'm buying a Model 3 instead of this rip off , along with half a million others.

      about 1 year ago
    • MK3MO
      MK3MO

      Why don’t just get a s4 at the point

      about 1 year ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to MK3MO

      MK3MO 2018 S4 or 2017 S4 wasn't available when I bought this car. Trust me I wish I could have been more patient. An S4 is only 7K more than my A4. Ugh.

      about 1 year ago
    • DailyMeds
      DailyMeds

      tip - you can stuf a water bottle with water in the steering wheel and then you dont have to touch the wheel

      about 1 year ago
    • Anh Phan
      Anh Phan

      What's the difference between traffic jam assist and adaptive cruise control with stop and go with active lane assist?

      about 1 year ago
    • HorseAndBearTheater
      HorseAndBearTheater In reply to Anh Phan

      Adaptive cruise control uses radar to control the distance between you and the car in front of you. Lane assist detects if you are going out of your lane and makes a comparatively harsh correction to wake you up. Traffic Jam Assist uses the camera to monitor OTHER VEHICLES in front of you as well as monitor the lane and make SOFT corrections. It will not do this unless you are following cars. Lane assist doesn't care about following cars. Traffic Jam Assist does. And it's nicer.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tim
      Tim In reply to Anh Phan

      To directly answer your question: on the A/S 4 and A/S 5 as well as Q5 and SQ5 models adaptive cruise feature TJA.
      On the A/S 3 and most other Audi models it does not have TJA. Without TJA if you're stationary too long you have to manually intervene to start adaptive cruse.
      Active lane assist will hold your vehicle in the lane and provide limited steering input to effectively guide your car around most turns.

      With or without Traffic Jam Assist it will stop holding the lane (steering for you) if A) it can't detect the road edge OR B) you drop below 40 mph.
      TJA will not keep the lane at low speeds. TJA simply enables the automated resume after an extended stop.
      On the screen you have on the right showing the left of the Virtual Cockpit you would see the status as 'traffic jam assist available'.
      An A/S 4/5 with TJA will happily creep along with traffic until the sun burns out or you run out of gas (whatever happens first).
      Once traffic clears adaptive cruise will resume and the car will accelerate to your set maximum.

      At higher speeds the vehicle (as well as basically all systems similar to it...) has a limited ability to detect fully-stopped objects (including vehicles) but has an excellent ability to detect slowly-moving objects.

      about 1 year ago
    • georgi0
      georgi0 In reply to Anh Phan

      i have the same question

      about 1 year ago
    • cucu
      cucu

      Awesome. Audi is definitely going on my short list after my current lease expires. I just hope that in the next two years they improve the autonomous driving features to not have to 'touch' the wheel for longer times.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marko Vukoja
      Marko Vukoja In reply to cucu

      You can just put bottle of water tho

      about 4 months ago
    • DailyMeds
      DailyMeds In reply to cucu

      the a8 you dont have to touch it.

      about 1 year ago
    • eliseo eugenin
      eliseo eugenin

      Thank you so much. I have to order my from Illinois to NY. The system work AWESOME as well as the handling of this car is extraordinary. You are in total control, even you can shutdown stability control and saving gas. The dynamic mode is just awesome. Thank youa again

      about 1 year ago
    • Gromitdog1
      Gromitdog1

      What specifically does congestion assist add over lane assist and adaptive cruise control?

      about 1 year ago
    • HorseAndBearTheater
      HorseAndBearTheater In reply to Gromitdog1

      No, that's not the answer. Adaptive cruise control uses radar to control the distance between you and the car in front of you. Lane assist detects if you are going out of your lane and makes a comparatively harsh correction to wake you up. Traffic Jam Assist uses the camera to monitor OTHER VEHICLES in front of you as well as monitor the lane and make SOFT corrections. It will not do this unless you are following cars. Lane assist doesn't care about following cars. Traffic Jam Assist does. And it's nicer

      about 1 year ago
    • DailyMeds
      DailyMeds In reply to Gromitdog1

      congestion assist is for below 40mph only.

      about 1 year ago
    • ortanezc
      ortanezc

      omg.  You're video came sincerely in handy just minutes ago.  I have had my factory ordered 2017 Audi A4 Prestige (same interior as yours!  Manhattan grey metallic exterior) for over a year (delivery last spring 2016).  I have been driving it enjoying ACC, Lane assist, congestion assist without having to know too much to be honest.  Recently, my car lost the ability to pick up the lanes and I could not understand why congestion assist or lane assist was not working to keep me in between the lines or steer like it used to.  It also stopped showing me the traffic line lines on the dash and the heads up display!  Even took it to the Audi dealer and after two days, they could not fix it for me telling me that there are no faults in the computer and the tech got the lane departure assist to work for him. Driving home, I had the same problems I complained about. I got home less than an hour ago frustrated and disappointed that they didn't fix it.   I went online.  YouTube has it all I thought.  Your video came up first and within 2-3 mins. I had the answer to my problem!  The lane assist button on the end of the turn signal indicator must have been inadvertently pressed and turned off the lane assist!   I pressed it and PRESTO!  FIXED!    THANK YOU!

      about 1 year ago
    • blower
      blower In reply to ortanezc

      RTFM epic fail!

      about 9 months ago
    • azalru
      azalru In reply to ortanezc

      Pretty meh compared to the latest 10.4 autopilot update on the Model 3.

      about 1 year ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to ortanezc

      unr1 I'm sure it's in the manual, but when you first get this car one of the coolest features is traffic jam assist and a lot of people don't fully know how it works. This is also helpful to people considering the A4 that want to see how well this feature works.

      about 1 year ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to ortanezc

      So happy I could help. I remember when my car was delivered and I couldnt figure out how lane assist or traffic jam assist worked and I literally thought they shipped my car without the driver assistance package LOL. Major meltdown for sure. Luckily I was able to figure it out and enjoy this amazing feature. I absolutely love having this in my car. Its a lifesaver on days when there is a ton of traffic.

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Spam
      Steve Spam

      Does the HUD display any info other than speed and auto-systems information? For example in my BMW I could bring up the phone book or music tracks on the HUD. Does the A4 allow you to do that too? Thanks for the informative video.

      about 1 year ago
    • Claus Fischer
      Claus Fischer

      Very helpful video, thanks a lot!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Kaaij
      Marek Kaaij

      Nice footage! What camera did you use?

      about 1 year ago
    • vektoriousproduction
      vektoriousproduction In reply to Marek Kaaij

      Sony a6500 - highly recommend it.

      about 1 year ago