Yes, the same things happens with the A5. My guess is that it does not cut off the engine while driving for liability reasons.Can anyone tell me if this also happens with the A5? Can you drive away if someone takes the key out of the car? I find this to be a potentially dangerous or annoying fault of the Smart/Advanced Key function
I have not yet found out if the A5 allows you to do this but I ended up in Edinburgh after dropping the wife in her RAV4 - she had the key. Luckily it was not stalled at the traffic lights ! No way to lock the car or move it until she arrived - hot foot !When I test drove a BMW which had the Smart Key/Advanced Key option, I was able to continue driving whilst a mate had the key on him out side of the car. I drove for a good kilometer or 2 whilst he waited for me to come back and the engine did not cut out or anything. A warning light came on for the first few seconds and then went away. When i asked the dealer about this he said that who ever had the car with out the key would not be able to start it again - which does not make a difference to me if they have the car in the first place.
Can anyone tell me if this also happens with the A5? Can you drive away if someone takes the key out of the car? I find this to be a potentially dangerous or annoying fault of the Smart/Advanced Key function
It is speed related on most VW's and used to be configurable with vagcom though nowadays normally set to lock from the factory. On my passat you had the option to unlock when the key was removed or otherwise you continuall;y had to open with the button.I think it's less than 10secs, they are speed related I believe and presumably Audi is Quicker than BMW????:yikes: