Audi is performing pioneering work in the area of piloted driving. In just two years, the brand will be introducing technologies into production which will handle the task of driving in certain situations, at the request of the driver. The Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving technical concept car is one of the highlights at CES Asia. It brings together fascinating future technologies – radical ideas in lightweight design, a high-performance electric drive system with 340 kW of power and near-production solutions for piloted driving.
For many customers, especially young ones, the car is a mobile device that lets its users “always remain online” even while on the road. Audi has assumed a leading position in the field of connectivity for a long time now, and it will systematically expand on this position in upcoming years – including with new partners in China.
In the framework of a joint venture with the web services company Baidu, Baidu CarLife will make its way into the car in the future – this is another smartphone integration that Audi will offer in China along with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. It assures convenient and safe operation of smartphone functions and many Baidu apps in the vehicle. In addition, Audi is the first automaker to implement a fully integrated LTE solution in China. The brand is working together with Huawei Technologies Co. in this area.
Audi is making the use of Audi connect and infotainment services convenient and safe by means of intuitive operating systems. Voice control with natural speech is new; MMI touch and MMI all-in-touch have both undergone significant advanced development with the recognition of Chinese characters. The fully digital Audi virtual cockpit shows information in brilliant 3D graphics. In the future, lighting will play a role in communication as well. Matrix laser technology from Audi can project graphic patterns onto the road in front of the car for pedestrians.
Another highlight is the new type of gesture control for the Audi tablet – in the future it will let passengers sit back comfortably while operating the device.
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