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07/01/20
Company

Anniversary in the year of the coronavirus: 100 years of health protection at Audi

Good health is in higher demand than ever: Audi Health Protection is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. Thanks to the coronavirus, there will be no big celebration. “The coronavirus pandemic has once again demonstrated the central importance of our health, both in society and at companies. At Audi, the health of our employees is at the forefront of everything we do,” says Chief HR Officer Sabine Maaßen.
06/24/20
Company

AUDI AG announces new date for Annual General Meeting

The Audi Board of Management has announced that the new date of the 131st Annual General Meeting is July 31, 2020. The originally foreseen date (May 14, 2020) had previously been postponed in connection with the planned transfer of shares from Audi’s minority shareholders to the majority shareholder Volkswagen AG. The agenda includes a resolution on the so-called squeeze-out. Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, the Audi Annual General Meeting will be held as a virtual Annual General Meeting for the protection of shareholders.
06/19/20
Company

Strategic decisions strengthen Audi’s China business and model series management

This Thursday, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG decided on further structural changes, thus strengthening the premium brand’s vehicle-project business. A newly created division will independently manage the model series with currently 65 models as well as the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) project house. Audi CEO Markus Duesmann, in his additional function as Board of Management Member for Development, will also head the new division, which is to be a client for Technical Development. The Supervisory Board has made another strategic decision: The Chairman of the Board of Management will assume direct responsibility for the China business in the future.
06/18/20
Company

Audi realigns its Technical Development division

CEO Markus Duesmann is also Head of Technical Development at Audi with immediate effect. Nearly three months after becoming Chairman of the Board of Management, the Supervisory Board on Thursday additionally entrusted him with responsibility for Technical Development at AUDI AG. Duesmann will realign the premium brand’s development division with a special focus on process quality. He will be supported by a Chief Operating Officer, who will coordinate the day-to-day business of the development engineers, and a Chief Transition Architect, who will organize the realignment of the Technical development at Audi. Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler is leaving the company at his own request.
06/18/20
Trends

Audi Denkwerkstatt again among the best digital labs in a german company

The Audi Denkwerkstatt is once again among the best digital innovation hubs in a German company. This was the verdict of the “Konzerne auf den Spuren von Startups 2020” (companies on the trail of startups 2020) study conducted by the business magazine Capital and consulting firm Infront Consulting. Its top ranking can be largely attributed to the strong customer focus, which is essential for the creation of scalable business models. Its firm anchoring in the Berlin startup scene was another reason for its success. The study also showed that digital innovation hubs are being thrust increasingly into the spotlight as a result of the challenges thrown up by the coronavirus crisis.
06/17/20
Models

Innovative aerodynamics concept of the Audi e-tron S models

Aerodynamics is a key factor in range particularly with all-electric automobiles. Thanks to smart technology innovations, Audi’s sporty SUV coupé achieves a remarkably low drag coefficient figure of 0.26. The sophisticated aerodynamics concept features many innovative detailed solutions.
06/10/20
Company

Aluminum Closed Loop in the press shop: More than 350,000 metric tons CO2 emissions saved since introduction

Audi has a long tradition of using aluminum. The first Audi A8 with the Audi Space Frame, a pioneering achievement in lightweight construction, debuted in 1994. Audi continues to use the lightweight metal in various components of what is now the fourth generation of the luxury sedan as part of an innovative multi-material mix. The production of aluminum is very energy intensive, however. Audi therefore manages the material in a recycling loop. This saves precious primary raw materials and helps that the cars enter the use phase with a better environmental balance. The press shops in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm use recycled aluminum for parts of the model lines Audi A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 models, and also for parts of the Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback. Other sites will follow in due course.
06/08/20
Technology

In virtual worlds in virtuosic style: Audi communicates in new digital formats

Audi is opening up a new chapter in its communications via digital channels. Journalists from all over the world are able to familiarize themselves with new products, explore technologies and gain exclusive insights in virtual environments. Aside from the experience aspect, dialog takes center stage. That is why the new formats such as the “Audi TechTalk” emphasize intensive interactions between media representatives and experts from Audi.
06/05/20
Company

Stream & Chat: Digital information weeks for apprenticeships at Audi

From June 15 to 25, interested high school graduates will for the first time be able to get information about apprenticeships at Audi via live stream and chat. Trainers and apprentices will provide insights into the various apprenticeship fields.
05/29/20
Technology

Markus Duesmann launches “Artemis” project

Two months after taking office as the new CEO at Audi, Markus Duesmann is setting up a unit for the accelerated development of additional automobile models. The head of the “Artemis” high-tech project will be Alex Hitzinger, a successful motorsport chief engineer and currently in charge of autonomous driving in the Group. He will work with a team of automotive and technology experts to – as a first step – “develop a pioneering model for Audi quickly and unbureaucratically,” says Duesmann. Resources and technologies of the entire Volkswagen Group are potentially available for this. Duesmann and his Volkswagen Group colleagues also expect the “Artemis” project to provide a blueprint for the future agile development of cars throughout the Volkswagen Group.
05/28/20
Company

Capgemini and Audi launch new Joint Venture: XL2

Capgemini and Audi today announced the launch of their joint venture - XL2. Following regulatory approvals, the company was founded at the end of April. It will provide digital technology and consulting services, namely in the fields of SAP S/4HANA® and cloud services primarily for Audi and the entire Volkswagen Group. XL2 combines an agile start-up culture reinforced by two global industry-leaders. The company's goal is to expand its project business gradually and achieve a powerful workforce within the next five years.

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06/05/20
Technology
In the Audi TechTalk, we’re presenting complex and innovative technology topics – at regular intervals and in multimedia form – addressed directly by our experts. Relevant background information and video compilations of all Audi TechTalk issues can be found here.
04/08/20
Models
Even sharper, even more spectacular, and with a new operating concept: Audi has revised the RS 5 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.1 (25.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi) and the RS 5 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.2 (25.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 209 (336.4 g/mi). The exterior design is becoming even more dynamic with new details. Both models rely on a new MMI touch screen for operation and the customer gets the power of 331 kW (450 PS) of output and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque for driving. Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
03/19/20
Company
The AUDI AG will present the key figures on March 19, 2020 for the year 2019 and will provide an outlook for the year 2019.

Audi MediaTV

07/04/20
Trends

Are you e-tron enough?

Visibly Audi, visibly e-tron: Mark your calendars for the online world premiere of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept on July 7, at 7.15 p.m. CEST live.
07/05/20
Trends

Are you Q enough?

Are you ready? We will present to you the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept. Join the online world premiere on July 7, at 7.15 p.m. CEST.
06/27/20
Kultur

Audi Sommerkonzerte 2020 – an Orchestra in your Living Room

The livestreams of the 30. Audi Sommerkonzerte bring a melodious spectacle into your own home.
06/29/20
Modelle

New look for the Audi Q5

Sharper, more agile, more innovative: the new Audi Q5 has a more distinctive Q design, an even more comfortable and agile running gear and a world first in lighting technology. The next generation of OLED lighting technology is available for the first time in the modified Q5.

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07/04/20

Beethoven Around the World | Audi Sommerkonzerte 2020

Beethoven for everyone: The #digital #AudiSommerkonzerte bring the best of #Beethoven straight to your living room. Listen to the French string quartet @Quatuor Ébène and their breathtaking performance from the #Audi museum mobile. #TogetherForMusic #AudiInConcert20
07/03/20

Music Essentials | Audi Sommerkonzerte 2020

Join in on some true #musical #classics with the Budapest Festival Orchestra! The #orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer will play works by Wagner, Haydn and Britten as part of the digital #AudiSommerkonzerte. #TogetherForMusic #AudiInConcert20
07/02/20

The Power of Nature | Audi Sommerkonzerte 2020

Listen to the first concert of the #digital #AudiSommerkonzerte: Between historic vehicles and concept studies, Lisa Batiashvili will perform the much-loved Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert together with other renowned musicians in the #Audi museum mobile. #TogetherForMusic #AudiInConcert20
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