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Aicon, AI:ME, AI:RACE and AI:TRAIL – four showcars that embody an entirely new mobility concept. Head of Design, Marc Lichte, explains the background and use cases of these studies
The Audi AI:TRAIL quattro is the fourth member of the Audi concept cars family with electric drive. What started with the presentation of the Audi Aicon at the 2017 iteration of the IAA and was followed by the Audi AI:RACE in Pebble Beach in 2018 and the Audi AI:ME, introduced at the 2019 Auto Shanghai show, is now a complete lineup for the future of mobility.
The footage shows the location in San Francisco and the event with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron
At the Audi Brand Summit in the technology hotspot Shenzhen, the brand presented its Chinese market initiative with models from the Q family and mobility topics for the future. The highlight of the event was the world premiere of the new full-size class SUV, the Audi Q8
Design study, technology demonstrator, mobility concept: The Audi Aicon exploits every possibility offered by a autonomous luxury sedan of the future with unprecedented consistency.
With the four-door design vision Audi Aicon, the brand with the four rings is presenting a autonomous Audi of the future – with no steering wheel or pedals. The Aicon is designed for purely electric operation and should be able to cover distances between 700 and 800 kilometers (435.0 - 497.1 mi) on a single charge.
One look is all it takes: In contrast to a robot taxi, which is reduced to pure functionality, the autonomous Audi Aicon concept vehicle pulls out all the stops. Its presence is impossible to ignore, and its exterior hints at the spacious comfort afforded the passengers and the upscale technical aspirations.
At the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Audi will present the new A8. With the concept cars Audi Elaine and Audi Aicon the brand with the four rings offers a look at the mobility of the future – regarding connectivity, piloted driving, the user experience, drive technology and design.