Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. The SIM card brings Audi connect services on board via an LTE/UMTS module with a download speed of up to 100 MBit/s. Connected vehicles

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Audi deepening partnerships with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent on connected cars in China

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In China, Audi has signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent respectively. In Beijing, Audi operates its largest research and development facility outside of Germany. MMI Screen of the Audi A4 L in China.

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Audi presenting piloted driving and Car-to-X technologies from Digital Motorway Test Bed; LTE-V for V2X

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Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed” in Germany, Audi is presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Audi is involved in six projects on the test bed; three of them focus on structural measures; the remaining three on communication technologies. —Alejandro Vukotich, Head of Development for Automated Driving at Audi AG.

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Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack” now driving more naturally

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Audi’s latest version of its piloted driving research car, the Audi A7 concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway, it has also learned how to show consideration for other road users. Source: Audi.

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. In the future, this combination will be used in many Audi models.

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Schaeffler preparing 48V mild hybrid Audi TT for road testing

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Schaeffler is now applying 48V hybridization to an Audi TT. An additional belt-driven starter generator is connected to the engine which also operates at 48 V.

Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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The production version of Audi’s battery electric e-tron quattro SUV ( earlier post ), due out in 2018, is an important vehicle for the brand, and especially for Audi of America, which is driving many of the requirements for the C-segment electric SUV. Audi quattro.

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Audi launches Traffic Light Information V2I service in the US starting in Las Vegas

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Audi is the first manufacturer to launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the US, with the deployment of Traffic Light Information in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models in Las Vegas. —Audi of America President Scott Keogh. Traffic Light Information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, enables the car to communicate with the infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas across the US.

Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). kWh pack), which Audi presented in November 2014.

Audi names vehicle networking strategy Audi connect; expanding functions in summer 2011

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Audi has named its vehicle networking strategy “Audi connect.” ” Audi is using this term to bundle all of the applications and developments that link current and future models with the Internet with their owners and with the infrastructure. The topics bundled within Audi connect will largely determine the mobility of the future. —Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.

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Audi introduces connected mobility concept in Beijing; electric longboard integrated with intelligent nav system

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At Auto China 2016 in Beijing, Audi is presenting the Audi connected mobility concept, a concept car based on the Audi Q3, the brand’s urban compact SUV. The Audi connected mobility concept is based on the Audi Q3 which is produced locally in China.

Audi’s mild-hybrid systems: 12V for 4-cylinders, 48V for 6- and 8-cylinders

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Audi will begin introducing new mild-hybrid drive vehicles (MHEVs) this year. The next generation of luxury sedans, the Audi A8, will have 48V MHEV systems regardless of engine type. Audi offers the MHEV drives in two variants.

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Audi developing electromechanical rotary dampers; potential for energy recuperation from suspension; 48V

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Audi is developing a prototype electromechanical rotary dampening system called “eROT,” in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers used today for an even more comfortable ride. Stefan Knirsch, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG.

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A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle.

Audi Neckarsulm wins European Automotive Lean Production competition; big data, smart factory

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The Audi plant in Neckarsulm will receive the Automotive Lean Production Award in the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) category. Audi Neckarsulm is the most complex plant in the Volkswagen Group, and processes more than 56,000 components from approximately 1,200 suppliers all over the world. The plant manufactures in accordance with the Audi Production System along the entire process chain. Big data and the advantages of data connectivity are key factors here.

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Audi SQ7 features new V8 TDI, 48V system, electric compressor

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Audi is introducing a diesel-engined S model to its Q7 model line. Audi engineers will present a paper on the new V8 TDI at the upcoming Vienna Motor Symposium in April. Audi developed the 4.0 The Audi valvelift system (AVS) is also making its debut in a diesel model from Audi.

News in brief: Audi adopts direct torque flow technology

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With the aim of making significant weight savings and reducing the risks of noise, vibration and harshness, Audi has become the first customer to adopt the GKN Driveline’s new Direct Torque Flow technology for propeller shafts. The technology provides a direct connection to the gearbox or differential with the torque transmitted from the CVJ inner race [.]. Audi A8 Direct Torque Flow GKN GKN Driveline Tags: Audi Green cars Latest news Audi.

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that “ The Porsche Mission E and the Audi e-tron quattro concept are nothing less than a quantum leap for our industry ”—both vehicles have an all-electric range of 500 kilometers (311 miles). Audi e-tron quattro.

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models in the US are now available with Audi’s more efficient Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) and seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The Audi 2.0

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NXP, Cohda Wireless RoadLINK achieves top performance in Audi field trial for intelligent, securely connected vehicles

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At the conclusion of a field test in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi said that the RoadLINK V2V communications technology from NXP Semiconductors and Cohda Wireless ( earlier post ) delivered excellent results in the reliability of wireless exchange of warnings, reception performance, and communication range in real traffic conditions and at high speeds. —Aurel Papp, head of development EMC / Antenna Components, Audi AG. Connected vehicles Microprocessors and controls V2X

Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

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Audi is presenting a concept of a next-generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere, presented at the Google I/O developer conference, will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated, the company said.

Audi launches next-gen A4 with new Millerized TFSI engine; g-tron model w/ Audi e-gas

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Audi has unveiled the new-generation Audi A4 and A4 Avant, developed with a high priority on the reduction of CO 2 emissions. TFSI based on Miller cycle, introduced by Audi earlier this year at the Vienna Motor Symposium. Audi A4 2.0 Audi A4 Avant 3.0

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Audi using Alstom H3 plug-in hybrid shunting locomotive at Ingolstadt

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Audi has begun using a new 1,000 horsepower plug-in hybrid shunting locomotive manufactured by Alstom in daily operations at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. —Johann Schmid, head of the Audi plant railway in Ingolstadt.

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Audi at CeBIT in Hanover with new A3 to highlight Audi connect; future role of Car-to-X communication

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Concurrent with its presence at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is appearing at CeBIT in Hanover for the first time. There, under the “Audi connect” banner, it is presenting current and future solutions for mobile IT applications at the world’s biggest trade fair for information technology. Among the highlights is the new Audi A3, introduced at the Geneva show: the first Audi model to use the modular infotainment platform. Audi pre sense city.

New Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 racer integrates two hybrid systems, kinetic and thermal

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Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2014. Audi has released initial details on its new 2014-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Le Mans prototype racer. Until now, the turbo diesel engine of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro was limited to 3.7L mm for the case of Audi’s V6 TDI).

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Audi says traffic light information system production ready; potential for 15% reduction in CO2 emissions

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Audi says that its Online traffic light information system, demonstrated in an Audi A6 as part of a technology display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas, is production ready and could be fitted to every Audi model in the range subject to the necessary government legislation.

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Audi power-dense 2.5L TFSI engine with electric biturbo delivers 591 hp from 2,480 cc; 48V subsystem for the turbo

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At the Wörthersee festival, Audi is showcasing the Audi TT clubsport turbo technology concept equipped with a new 2.5 A dedicated 48‑volt electrical sub-system—another key future technology from Audi ( earlier post )—supplies electrical energy to the turbocharger.

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Audi expands connected services offerings

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Audi is broadening its range of online services with the new Audi connect offerings myCarManager and myService. The new services bring enhanced convenience and security, and are available immediately for the Audi Q7 and the new A4 model line. The latest version of the “Audi MMI connect” smartphone app now also includes vehicle-specific services such as myCarManager. For the new services, Audi focused heavily on data security.

Audi to demonstrate automated driving technology in Florida

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Audi will be the first to test its automated driving technology on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida—which recently was designated as an automated driving and connected car test bed—using an Audi A7 equipped to handle piloted driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph (64 km/h). Audi believes this initial version of piloted driving—Traffic Jam Pilot—could be available to consumers within five years.

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New Audi Matrix LED headlights

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The new Audi Matrix LED headlights will make their debut on the new A8, which is appearing on the market at the end of 2013. In the new Audi A8, each headlight comprises 25 high-beam light-emitting diodes, arranged in groups of five per reflector.

5G Automotive Association and European Automotive Telecom Alliance to cooperate on connected and autonomous driving

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The aim of this partnership is to foster cooperation in the field of connected and autonomous driving solutions as well as standardization, spectrum and related use cases. In order to better support standards for connected and automated driving, standardization prioritization for standards bodies such as ETSI, 3GPP and SAE is necessary as well. The main objective of the Alliance is to promote the wide deployment of hybrid connectivity for connected and automated driving in Europe.

First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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More than two and one-half years after the car was first announced ( earlier post ) and more than one year after sales began in Germany and Central Europe ( earlier post ), the US-spec version of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin arriving in US showrooms in the next few weeks.

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Audi AG developing automotive driver health as new business area; leveraging digitalization, connected vehicles

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Audi AG has become a founding partner in Berlin’s “ Flying Health Incubator ”, a center supporting startups that develop digital innovations in the healthcare sector. With the Audi Fit Driver offering, the brand is already testing innovative services and functionalities in this field.

2017 Audi A4 ultra with Millerized 2.0 TFSI offers 31 mpg combined; highest EPA-estimated fuel economy in competitive segment

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Audi’s 2017 A4 ultra leverages the Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) to achieve 27 mpg (8.7 TFSI is the result of Audi’s Millerized combustion method with shorter compression and longer expansion phases as well as increased compression.

Audi to start series production of A8 hybrid in 2012

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Audi A8 hybrid. Audi will start series production of the A8 hybrid in 2012. The Audi A8 hybrid reaches 100 km/h (62.14 A multi-plate clutch that operates in an oil bath connects or disconnects the electric motor and the TFSI engine. Click to enlarge.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Audi presented a range of its ongoing work on electromobility and efficiency—from fuels and systems to full vehicles—under the “Future Performance Days 2015” banner. On the full vehicle side, Audi put forward the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0


Audi launches its vehicle networking strategy

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Audi Connect will be the name of Audi’s new vehicle networking strategy as it bundles all applications and developments that link current and future models with the internet under one umbrella. Audi Green cars Latest news Audi Connect vehicle networking vehicle to grid communications vehicle to internet communications vehicle to owner communications vehicle to vehicle communications

Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

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Audi A3 TCNG for e-gas project. Starting in 2013, Audi will begin series production of TCNG models whose engines—derived from TFSI units—will be powered by e-gas: synthetic methane produced via the methanation of hydrogen produced by electrolysis using renewable electricity.

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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Until recently, the four main modular toolkits (modularen Baukästen) of the Group were: the MQB (transverse, driven by the Volkswagen brand); the MLB (longitudinal, driven by the Audi brand); the MSB (standard drive, driven by Porsche); and the NSF (New Small Family).

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid sales start in Europe; 157 mpg US

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Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post ), is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe—including 105 in Germany—are selling the A3 e-tron. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron brings together a 1.4