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“25th Hour” project: Audi is researching the use of time in the robot car

Since 2010 the Audi Urban Future Initiative has been a platform for an international and interdisciplinary dialog about the future of mobility in cities. Urban planners, mobility specialists, data researchers and designers develop specific solutions in cooperation with Audi experts for conveying people quickly and conveniently from A to B and making the best possible use of space in cities. The Initiative regards itself as an incubator for new ideas that enrich the discourse about networked mobility and improve the quality of life in our cities

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  • 06/18/20
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    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.
  • 01/28/20
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    Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf

    Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. At the end of January, Audi drivers will see information from around 150 traffic lights in their cockpit, thus increasing their chance of catching a “green wave”. By early summer most of the intersections in Düsseldorf, approximately 450 out of a total of some 600 installations, will be networked. Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) services like Audi Traffic Light Information increase efficiency, convenience and safety on the roads.
  • 11/26/19
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    Audi’s sustainable commitment to the Werksviertel quarter in Munich

    Audi will be the mobility partner of the Werksviertel quarter in Munich and develop innovative concepts for the brand. On the site where the dumpling factories of the Pfanni brand once stood, a modern city quarter is arising. All of its “settlers” – as the residents and companies based there call themselves – share the wish for a sustainable lifestyle. Audi’s commitment is also made in this spirit: the “Audi on demand” mobility service is starting up with electrified models. And the pop-up store that opened yesterday at the heart of the Werksviertel will be a showcase for e-mobility in the company. On top of this, Audi experts for design, e-commerce and mobility services will move into the new building named WERK 12.

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  • 01/28/20
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    Audi networks with traffic lights

    Audi is the world’s first automotive brand to network its series-production models with city traffic lights. In the USA, Audi customers have already been using the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service Traffic Light Information since late 2016.
  • 08/05/19
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    Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

    With a new e-scooter concept, Audi is responding to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. To be transported by car, bus or train, the twelve-kilogram (26-pound) e-scooter can be folded up and conveniently stored in the back of the car, or if preferred pulled like a trolley. Above all, the Audi e-tron Scooter stands out thanks to its handling, which is like surfing waves. The rider has one hand free, and so is able to look around and give hand signals. Production and sales are planned for late 2020.

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