Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Traffic incidents


Applies to: vehicles with navigation system and online traffic information

Fig. 147 traffic information overview

Open traffic information

Requirement: the map must be displayed.

  • Press on the traffic jam symbol in the side menu on the map fig. 143.

Display traffic report details

  • Press on the traffic report (2).
  • To display the previous or next traffic report, press or .

The following information can be displayed:

  1. A message will appear if the MMI calculates a better route for the current route guidance.

    The predicted delay takes into account future changes to the traffic situation on the route.

    Press on an item in a list (1) and select the better route. More information can be found under.

  2. A traffic message is displayed. The distance to the hazardous area is calculated from the current vehicle position.
  3. The traffic messages are only shown when route guidance is active. Press on a line to display details about it.


  • Particularly critical traffic information, such as warnings about wrong-way drivers, is automatically displayed as a notification.
  • Traffic information is not available in some countries.

Traffic reroution

Applies to: vehicles with navigation system

By receiving traffic information, your MMI calculates a better route if available and the possible time saved compared to the current route.

Traffic rerouting

  • Start route guidance.

The MMI uses a notification or a note in the traffic information (1) fig. 147 to indicate a better route. You can decide which route you would like to use.

To select a better route, you have the following options:

  • Notification: press . The better route will be used for route guidance, or press on the notification.

    Press on the information window for the better route (for example (2) fig. 146).

  • Note in the traffic information: press on the list entry (1) fig. 147. Press on the information window for the better route (for example (2) fig. 146).

Online traffic information

Applies to: vehicles with navigation system and online traffic information

The MMI can receive real-time online traffic information about congestion, accidents, road construction, and other incidents.

Requirement: the MMI must be connected to the Internet. Traffic information must be switched on in the MMI.

Traffic information will be displayed on the standard map fig. 143.

Online traffic information is also displayed on the standard map.


  • Having the online traffic information function switched on provides the most accurate reports of traffic situations and traffic forecasting.

    Your vehicle transmits and processes its anonymous, encrypted position information at regular intervals to the traffic data provider. You can switch off data transfer at any time

  • The online traffic information network is not available in all countries, and the coverage is not nationwide.


Applies to: vehicles with navigation system

You can adjust the navigation system settings in the instrument cluster and in the MMI display separately. The settings depend on the country and vehicle equipment.

Accessing settings

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: NAVIGATION > .

Accessing settings using the multifunction steering wheel

  • Select in the instrument cluster: Navigation tab > button.

A setting made using the multifunction steering wheel only applies to the instrument cluster map.

Traffic: you can display current traffic information on the map.

  • Free flowing traffic
  • Traffic obstructions
  • Traffic incidents

Map colors

  • Automatic: the map display adapts to the lighting conditions (for example, by changing from day to night when driving through a tunnel).
  • Day or Night

Map orientation

  • 2D heading-up map/2D north-up map: the current vehicle position is displayed. The map is oriented in the direction of travel or to the north.
  • 3D heading-up map: the current vehicle position is shown on a three-dimensional map and is aligned to the direction of travel.
  • Overview: the entire route from the vehicle position to the destination or the next stopover is displayed on the map. The map is oriented to the north.

Automatic zoom

  • On: the map scale is adapted automatically depending on the type of road being traveled (expressway, highway, other roads) so that you always have an optimal overview of the road ahead. When route guidance is active, the scale is adjusted automatically for a better detailed view when there are upcoming maneuvers.
  • Intersection: when route guidance is active, the scale is adjusted automatically for a better detailed view when there are upcoming maneuvers.
  • Off

MMI map contents/Map content: you can switch the display of additional information (such as POls) on the map in the center display on or off.

Voice guidance

Voice guidance: with the Traffic setting, the MMI will only give prompts if there are traffic incidents on your route.

Voice guidance during phone call

Entertainment fader during navigation: the audio playback volume is temporarily lowered when navigation prompts are active.

Route criteria

You can adjust which route criteria should be allowed or avoided for the route calculation.

HOV/carpool lanes


Toll roads


Route information

When this function is switched on and route guidance is active, route information fig. 143 is displayed. The next maneuver will be displayed at the bottom. POls and traffic information will also be displayed. Press route information to display a preview of the next maneuver on the map. You can switch the following information on or off in route information.

  • Points of interest along the route
  • Traffic information along the route

Predictive route guidance

The predictive route guidance is switched off when the vehicle is delivered from the factory.

Your trips are recorded and destinations are suggested by the MMI when this function is switched on.



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