Audi Safety: your protection, our priority

At Audi we're dedicated to ensuring your safety is paramount, on every journey

Crash tests

  • All Audi models undergo computer-simulated and real life crash tests before being launched onto the market
  • Official authorities oversee front, side and rear impact crash tests, as well as pedestrian protection and interior safety tests
  • Audi crash tests exceed the regulatory requirements. Extensive research programmes ensure all Audi models outdo the legislative safety standards in all markets.
Computer-simulated crash tests at Audi

Dedicated to safety

  • Audi has lead the AARU (Audi Accident Research Unit) for 15 years. The research aims to understand the causes of accidents, to create proposals for the improvement of accident prevention systems
  • The findings of AARU are combined with the Volkswagen Group's accident research, to develop the safety of new models
  • Best-selling models are selected for crash testing by independent organisations such as Euro NCAP.
Audi model safety development


  • Established in 1997, Euro NCAP provides car buyers with an independent safety performance test on some of the most popular cars sold in Europe
  • Euro NCAP's strict vehicle crash testing has had a massive impact on significant safety improvements to new car design
  • 7 European governments back EURO NCAP, as well as motoring and consumer organisations from every country in the EU.
New car design safety improvements