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Audi stands for sustainability along the entire value chain of its cars and services. For Audi, acting sustainably means taking account of the ecological, economic and social consequences of every decision. Only then can the brand with the Four Rings be a good employer in the long term, remain competitive, delight its customers, protect the environment and ensure a future worth living for future generations. Audi is therefore pushing forward with the development of innovative drive systems and follows the principles of a sustainable recycling economy. This means that sustainable actions begin with procurement and reach as far as vehicle recycling.

Recent Press Releases

  • 08/31/16
    Technology
    New

    The “Golden Computer 2016” goes to Audi connect in the Computer Bild readers’ choice poll

    For the second time, readers of Computer Bild magazine have honored Audi connect as the best connectivity package in the automobile industry. In the prestigious “Golden Computer” competition, their votes put Audi connect in first place in the “connected car” category.
  • 08/10/16
    Technology

    The innovative shock absorber system from Audi: New technology saves fuel and enhances comfort

    In the mobility of the future, the recuperation of energy plays an increasingly important role, including in a car’s suspension. Audi is working on a prototype called “eROT,” in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers used today for an even more comfortable ride.
  • 08/02/16
    Technology

    A car lifetime in fast-forward mode: 100th Audi Quality Assurance INKA test

    12 years in just 19 weeks: Audi Quality Assurance has conducted its 100th INKA test – on an Audi A4*. The Ingolstadt corrosion and aging test is one of the toughest assessments a car has to go through at Audi. It simulates the challenges of 12 years of a car’s lifetime in a span of just 19 weeks. Quality Assurance uses this method to verify an Audi's effective corrosion protection and durability.
  • 07/06/16
    Company

    A modern working world at Audi: New company agreement on mobile working

    Binding criteria for mobile working: The Board of Management and Group Works Council of AUDI AG have reached a new company agreement. In the future, employees will have even more freedom and scope to combine their working life with their private life. For the first time, they have a general right to work flexibly and independently of place and time, if it is compatible with their actual tasks. The new regulations are part of a comprehensive concept for the future world of work at Audi.
  • 06/06/16
    Company

    Audi Environmental Foundation: Bat nature trail supports wildlife conservation efforts

    The educational facility “Steigerwald Center – experiencing sustainability” has gained yet another highlight: From now on, a bat-themed nature trail will teach visitors of all ages about these mammals, some of which are threatened with extinction. The nature trail was officially opened on Friday in Handthal, Lower Franconia, by representatives of the Audi Environmental Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Federation in Franconia, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, and the Bavarian State Forestry Commission.
  • 05/31/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi connect SIM – online without borders

    Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. The advantage of factory-installed SIM card: Customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years – even outside Germany.
  • 05/18/16
    Models

    New Audi air conditioning filter brings relief to allergy sufferers

    Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralizes a majority of all allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment.
  • 05/13/16
    Technology

    Autobahn A9: Audi research car “Jack” shows social competence

    Audi once again confirms its leading role in the field of piloted driving. Its latest research car, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway. Above all, it has learned how to show consideration for other road users. “Jack” exhibits a driving style that is adaptive to the given situation, safe and especially interactive – a research car with social competence.
  • 05/12/16
    Company

    Dialog and progress: the Audi Corporate Responsibility Interim Report 2015

    The Audi Group has today published its Corporate Responsibility Interim Report 2015. In it, the company reports on key figures, activities and challenges in the area of sustainability, but also on the consequences of the diesel emissions issue. The focus this year is on climate protection, digitization and the modern world of work. Under the motto “Audi & Co.,” experts from the automobile manufacturer discuss topics of the future with opinion leaders from the fields of research and economics.
  • 05/02/16
    Models

    Automotive Innovations Award 2016: Audi is “Most Innovative Premium Brand”

    Audi claims three wins at the Automotive Innovation Award. The award is presented by the research institute Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC). Audi wins the “Most Innovative Premium Brand” main prize. The brand with the four rings also receives awards for its innovations in the categories “Connected Car” and “Vehicle Concepts/Body”.
  • 04/26/16
    Company

    Audi Environmental Foundation: starting signal for “Smart HOBOS” high-tech beehive

    Bees pollinate about 80 percent of our agricultural plants and wild vegetation, so life without bees is almost impossible. Too little pollination would have severe consequences – both environmental and economic. With the worldwide unique “Smart HOBOS” (HOneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect these vital and fascinating insects. On Tuesday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation; Christoph Hillenbrand, District President of Upper Bavaria; Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, Vice President of Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg; and bee expert Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz opened the research station at Audi’s production site in Münchsmünster. The first bees will soon move into their new home.
  • 04/25/16
    Company

    trendence study: Audi is a top employer

    Making visions into “Vorsprung” – the development engineers of tomorrow would prefer to do that at Audi. In the latest study by trendence, a research institute, the brand with the Four Rings was ranked in first place for the ninth time in succession by engineering students. Audi also gained a top ranking once again from students of business management, taking second place. As an innovative company, Audi wants to strengthen its workforce with 1,200 more employees in its most important areas for the future. Digitization is increasingly creating new jobs.
  • 04/18/16
    Company

    Action for prevention of bowel cancer: Audi receives Felix Burda Award

    A successful approach to a sensitive topic: AUDI AG has won this year’s Felix Burda Award with its “Actively tackling cancer” screening concept. Representatives of Audi’s Health Care department accepted the award in the “Workplace health checks” category at a gala in Munich moderated by Thomas Hermanns on Sunday evening.
  • 04/14/16
    Models

    Double win for Audi in the “All-Wheel Drive Car of 2016”

    Audi scoops two prizes in the “All-wheel Drive Car of 2016” reader survey from car magazine Auto Bild Allrad. The Audi A4 allroad quattro is the winner in the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the Audi A6* won the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros.” The award ceremony was held Thursday evening in Stuttgart.
  • 04/14/16
    Technology

    Audi pursues research into electric mobility – gains “Vorsprung” from 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) of trials

    Audi has gained a wealth of experience from the 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) covered as part of the Electric Mobility Showcase. The brand provided 80 Audi A1 e-tron prototypes and 40 production models of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* for the four-year support program conducted by the German government and the automotive industry. Trial participants have come to appreciate electric driving as a new and very attractive form of mobility.
  • 03/24/16
    Models

    “The best brands in all classes”: multiple victories for Audi

    Audi has taken first place in the most categories in Auto Bild magazine’s reader survey. The magazine asked a total of 60,250 readers to rate the quality, service, value for money and image of 39 different car brands. Votes were tallied in a total of 13 car classes.
  • 03/10/16
    Technology

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016: piloted driving on a 1:8 scale

    On a quest to create the piloted model car: The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup will be held for the second time from March 22 to 24, 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt. The miniature-format, automated-drive Audi Q5 models will face a challenging circuit, with prize money of EUR 10,000 awaiting the winners.
  • 02/29/16
    Technology

    New method for producing the synthetic fuel Audi e gas

    Audi is expanding capacities for the production of its sustainably produced e gas. Effective immediately, the Viessmann Group is the first partner company to produce additional quantities of the synthetic fuel in a new type of biological process. The pilot plant in Allendorf in the German state of Hesse was officially opened on Monday.
  • 02/11/16
    Culture and Trends

    Electrifying ride: Audi brings stars into the spotlight emission-free

    The Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen opened the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The star ensemble around George Clooney and the appearance of Berlinale jury president Meryl Streep at the premiere triggered a flurry of flashes on the red carpet. Also premiering was the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro, which chauffeured the stars to the red carpet purely on electric power and emission-free. Audi has been one of the primary partners of the Berlinale since 2014 and not only provides the fleet, but also stages the Berlinale Open House, a comprehensive side program for film fans and trade visitors.
  • 01/19/16
    Company

    Audi Foundation for the Environment awards prize for master’s dissertation on climate protection

    Audi’s Foundation for the Environment (Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH) awarded its Sustainable Resource Management Award (SRM Award) on Monday evening for the fifth time. With this prize, the Foundation for the Environment each year recognizes the best dissertations of the degree program for sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This year, the prize goes to the Australian Samuel Gordon Munro for his master’s dissertation on carbon absorption in the semi arid Mongolian steppes. The winner receives prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 12/07/15
    Company

    The future is HERE: Tomorrow’s mobility begins with real-time digital maps

    Intelligent real-time maps, location-based services and highly-automated driving: the future of mobility lies in a digitized world – one that can be reached through the products and services of HERE. First-rate maps and a new understanding of location-based services are the foundation for HERE to continue on its successful growth course – as an open, independent and value creating company. This is to the benefit of the many hundreds of HERE customers from multiple industries.
  • 11/26/15
    Company

    School lessons for refugees: Audi helps job seekers

    Audi and the city of Ingolstadt are helping refugees to obtain German school qualifications and to qualify for vocational training. About 20 migrants aged 18 to 25 will be able to attend school for a total of 24 weeks starting in January 2016. Additional classes are already being planned for the coming school years. The automobile manufacturer is providing financial support for these lessons from its immediate aid fund for refugees. Since September, Audi employees at various of the company’s sites have initiated numerous support projects.
  • 11/25/15
    Company

    Medical gloves for improved ergonomics in production at Audi

    Audi’s Production division is improving ergonomics as well as health and safety in its factories. Employees at the plants in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr are currently testing new medical gloves. These so called production orthoses reduce pressure stress with many assembly tasks by more than 50 percent. It is planned to put the special glove into series application this year.
  • 11/17/15
    Culture and Trends

    Audi brings automated parking to the Boston area

    Audi and the city of Somerville are planning joint innovations for the city of the future on the east coast of the USA. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. They agreed to develop an urban strategy for Somerville, applying technologies for swarm intelligence or automated parking, and networking cars with traffic lights.
  • 10/30/15
    Company

    Hybrid locomotive at Audi plant in Ingolstadt

    This Audi drives on rails: A 1,000 horsepower plug in hybrid locomotive manufactured by Alstom replaces the plant locomotives previously used at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt as of today. This means that components and finished Audi models will now reach the plant’s loading stations in a more climate friendly way.
  • 10/02/15
    Company

    Audi wins Digital Transformation Award

    Audi is placing increasing importance on social media tools and is using them to establish new forms of cooperation. As a result, the company this Thursday received the Digital Transformation Award in Berlin. Mattias Ulbrich, Head of IT and Organization, accepted the prize in the Corporate Culture category.
  • 09/16/15
    Company

    Audi CEO Stadler meets G7 ministers: “Artificial intelligence can save lives”

    A crucial breakthrough has been achieved at the International Motor Show (IAA) in establishing the legal framework of piloted driving and parking. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented his national strategy for this key technology on Wednesday in Frankfurt. He also welcomed EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of the other G7 nations. Using the new Audi A4 and the concept car “Jack,” he presented the current state of driver assist systems to the visitors. The Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Prof. Rupert Stadler, advocated “seizing this unique chance to save 900,000 lives per year, since more than 90% of all traffic accidents are caused by human error.”
  • 09/10/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Emergency aid for refugees: AUDI AG providing € 1 million

    Audi is moving quickly to help: the carmaker is making € 1 million in emergency aid available for refugees. The company is using the funds to support aid initiatives at its production sites in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr.
  • 07/15/15
    Technology

    Audi e-gas plant stabilizes electrical grid

    July 15, 2015 – The Audi e gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony produces CO2 neutral fuel, and it also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. After successfully completing a test sequence, the plant is now qualified for participating in what is known as the electricity balancing market.
  • 06/30/15
    Company

    Audi Production Lab: journey into the future

    In the Audi Production Lab, production planners of the premium manufacturer are working together with experts from various departments of the company on innovative technologies for the production processes of the future. A promising technology is hand projection. In the future, it could support production employees with testing and installing components.
  • 06/09/15
    Company

    Stadler demands systematic digitalization of urban infrastructure

    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees digitalization as an historic task for society. He emphasized this fact in a speech on Tuesday at the Economic Conference organized by the Economic Council of the CDU. He pointed out that multiple challenges still exist in the field of transport infrastructure so that digital mobility technologies can fulfill their potential.
  • 06/08/15
    Company

    Audi publishes new Corporate Responsibility Report

    The Audi Group has published its new Corporate Responsibility Report in which it reports transparently on its targets, activities and key figures in the five core areas of products, the environment, employees, society and finance. The new issue focuses on the future topics of alternative drive systems, digital connectivity and internationalization. In addition, three special online topics examine these megatrends with multimedia content and expert interviews.
  • 06/03/15
    Company

    Economists honor Rupert Stadler

    The Association of University Lecturers in Business Administration (VHB) has elected Rupert Stadler as the “Science Oriented Entrepreneur of the Year.” In his laudation, the Chairman of the Roland Berger Stiftung, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, emphasized that Prof. Stadler as CEO of AUDI AG stands for “sustainability in corporate management and a high awareness of values in moral terms as well as with regard to the quality of products.”
  • 05/21/15
    Technology

    Researchers produce first Audi “e-benzin”

    Audi logs another success in the development of sustainable, synthetic fuels: Collaboration partner Global Bioenergies has produced the first batch of Audi “e-benzin”.
  • 04/21/15
    Technology

    Fuel of the future: Research facility in Dresden produces first batch of Audi e-diesel

    Audi has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2 neutral fuels: A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e diesel.
  • 03/09/15
    Company

    Innovation Forum: Audi is presenting pioneering technologies

    Pioneering technologies from the areas of development and production were shown in an Innovation Forum organized by Audi today in Ingolstadt, on the eve of its Annual Press Conference. 300 international journalists were guests in the Technical Development and Production divisions. They viewed the company’s new Lighting Assistance Center, Wind Tunnel Center and various stations depicting milestones along the way to the intelligently connected factory.
  • 02/26/15
    Company

    Chairless Chair for improved ergonomics in Audi’s production plants

    The health of its employees has top priority for Audi. For this reason, at its plant in Neckarsulm, the company is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities: the so-called “chairless chair.” This high-tech carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
  • 02/11/15
    Company

    Audi buys fuel-cell patents from Ballard Power Systems

    AUDI AG has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian clean energy company until 2019.
  • 01/27/15
    Culture and Trends

    Audi highlights new content at the Berlinale

    As the main partner of the Berlin International Film Festival, Audi promotes innovative projects and highlights new content. The Berlinale Open House discussion format – a collaboration between the Berlinale and Audi – features 30 events that assemble prominent guests at the Audi Berlinale Lounge. In addition, the Audi Short Film Award is being presented for the first time this year. The award honors outstanding directing talent in the Berlinale Shorts category. The Audi Programmkino arthouse cinema program in Ingolstadt is simultaneously showing selected films from previous editions of the Berlin International Film Festival.
  • 11/25/14
    Company

    Audi Hungaria: energy efficiency through supply of geothermal heat

    The drilling has already begun: An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Győr. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 megawatt hours of geothermal energy per annum and will cover about 6 percent of total heat requirements.
  • 11/19/14
    Models

    The Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro

    It covers over 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) on one tank of fuel – and its exhaust emits nothing more than a few drops of water: The A7 Sportback h-tron quattro uses a powerful, sporty electric drive with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear. Its drive configuration makes the emission-free Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro a quattro through and through, with 170 kilowatts of power at its disposal – a new departure in fuel cell cars. There is no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles. As an e quattro, the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro features fully electronic management of torque distribution.
  • 11/19/14
    Company

    Audi’s production wins innovation prize

    Audi’s production has won the “Best Open Innovation Award” in the category “Best Cross-Industry Innovation.” The Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute for Innovation Management of the Airbus Group at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen recognizes the most innovative companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with this prize. Alois Brandt, Head of Technology Development Innovation Management, and Felix Schwabe, Innovation Management Production, accepted the prize on Audi’s behalf at the flagship event “Innovation 2014” in Munich on Tuesday evening.
  • 11/10/14
    Culture and Trends

    More space and better quality of life in cities: Audi introduces the “Urban Agenda”

    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler presented the cornerstones of his “Urban Agenda” on Monday, announcing that networked mobility technologies for the mega-cities of tomorrow will be a key market. At the presentation of the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 in Berlin, executive board chairman Stadler said: “If we succeed in decoding the DNA of mobility, the city will become predictable.” Then it would be possible to avoid traffic congestion and to enhance the quality of life. Digitalization would then bring about a new cooperation of the car and the city. Audi therefore plans to grasp this “once-in-a-century opportunity” by using new technologies to improve the flow of information between cars and urban infrastructure. Stadler announced worldwide development partnerships with major cities.
  • 10/07/14
    Culture and Trends

    Audi discusses mobility concepts of the future

    Audi’s second Stakeholder Forum in Berlin: The company discussed the mobility of the future with approximately 120 participants today. The interdisciplinary discussion focused on automobile connectivity with infrastructure, road users and mobile applications. The automobile manufacturer wants to further intensify the open exchange of opinions and experience with experts from the fields of business, science and politics.
  • 10/03/14
    Models

    eCar Award for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Audi scores with its plug-in hybrid strategy. At the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines, Audi took first place with the A3 Sportback e-tron* and the TT offroad concept car.
  • 09/04/14
    Company

    US$ 22 million for environmental protection: Audi México starts water projects

    Audi México is pursuing its environmental strategy with a focus on water. In cooperation with the State of Puebla, more than 100,000 trees will be planted in the area of San Jose Chiapa. The project aims to replenish the aquifers and maintain the region’s biodiversity. This is the first of many water projects connected with the construction of the automobile plant and production of the new Audi Q5* as of the year 2016.
  • 08/25/14
    Models

    Even more powerful and efficient – the new 48-volt technology from Audi

    Audi is to upgrade part of its vehicle electrical system from twelve to 48 volts. The move represents another technical building block for facilitating the integration of new automotive technologies while increasing the power and efficiency of its cars.
  • 06/12/14
    Company

    German Federal Parliament to drive efficient Audi ultra models

    The transport service of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) has added 66 especially efficient full-size sedans to its fleet: With CO2 emissions of only 114 grams per kilometer (183.5 g/mi), the Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra is one of the lowest-consuming premium cars in its segment. In the coming days, AUDI AG will be handing over the keys for the first cars of the efficiency fleet.
  • 05/14/14
    Company

    Audi México se centra en los proveedores locales

    Audi México crea puestos de trabajo en la región TLCAN gracias a su ambiciosa estrategia de expansión. A medio plazo, un porcentaje superior al 65% de las piezas suministradas por los proveedores para el Audi Q5* deberán proceder de América del Norte y a largo plazo, incluso hasta el 90%. De este modo, en los próximos diez años se podrán crear más de 20,000 puestos de trabajo, de los cuales, alrededor de 1,000 se concentrarán en un parque de proveedores ubicado al sur de la planta de Audi en San José Chiapa. Con motivo del comienzo de las obras se reunieron hoy el Responsable de Compras en el Consejo de Dirección, el Dr. Bernd Martens y el Gobernador de Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas. Está previsto que el parque de proveedores JIS (just in sequence) se ponga en marcha, en una primera fase, a finales de 2014. La producción en serie de la segunda generación del Audi Q5 para el mercado mundial se iniciará en 2016.
  • 05/14/14
    Company

    Audi México sets focus on local suppliers

    Audi México is creating jobs in the NAFTA region with its ambitious localization strategy. In the medium term, well over 65 percent of all sourced parts for the Audi Q5* will come from North America, with this to increase to 90 percent in the long term. More than 20,000 jobs could be created over the next ten years, roughly 1,000 of these at a supplier park south of the Audi plant in San José Chiapa. Audi Board Member for Procurement Dr. Bernd Martens and Puebla Governor Rafael Morena Valle Rosas were on site today for the groundbreaking ceremony. The first phase of the JIS (just-in-sequence) Supplier Park is scheduled to begin operation in late 2014. Series production of the second-generation Audi Q5 for the global market begins in 2016.
  • 04/15/14
    Company

    Maximum transparency: Audi receives DEKRA certificate for carbon footprint

    The Audi Group has calculated its corporate carbon footprint and is the first premium automobile manufacturer to be certified according to the international standard ISO 14064. For this purpose, the Group made a detailed assessment of emissions in all automobile lifecycle phases. Experts of DEKRA Certification GmbH and DEKRA Certification Inc. reviewed and confirmed the basic data sources and calculations. With the corporate carbon footprint, Audi is making its company-wide greenhouse-gas emissions transparent along its entire value chain. This will enable the Group to analyze them even more systematically and to reduce them more effectively in the future.
  • 04/10/14
    Culture and Trends

    “The Next Leap in Mobility” – start of the Audi Urban Future Award 2014

    Four fundamental breaks with the past show the way to the future of urban mobility. This conclusion arises from research and dialogue with urban planners, architects, sociologists and mobility experts in the context of the Audi Urban Future Initiative. With the theme “The Next Leap in Mobility”, four interdisciplinary teams are entering this year’s Audi Urban Future Award to validate theses about urban change in four cities: Berlin, Boston, Mexico City and Seoul. The competition entries relate to specific current urban development projects. A jury with an international composition will present the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 in October to the best proposal.
  • 03/27/14
    Models

    Audi energy: Audi and LichtBlick offer green electricity

    As an accompaniment to the market launch of the A3 e-tron*, Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. The cooperating partner is the Hamburg energy provider LichtBlick SE. With Audi energy, the A3 e-tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically.
  • 01/27/14
    Company

    Audi agrees on strategic cooperation with the Technical University of Dresden

    Researching for “Vorsprung durch Technik”: AUDI AG and the Technical University of Dresden today entered into a strategic partnership with the goal of making further progress with technical innovations. Under the roof of the “Ingolstadt Institute of the Technical University of Dresden” (INI.TUD), the two partners will carry out joint research in areas such as lightweight construction and manufacturing technology. On the occasion of signing the agreement at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, professors of TU Dresden presented their latest research work on the subject of mobility.
  • 01/21/14
    Company

    Audi launches strategic partnership with Global Bioenergies

    Audi is launching a strategic partnership with Global Bioenergies. The carmaker will work with the French biotechnology company to promote the development of non-fossil fuels. In addition to the Audi e-gas and e-diesel projects, the research into e-gasoline is part of Audi’s persistent efforts to find alternative fuels.
  • 01/07/14
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Initiative at the International CES electronics fair

    How many minutes will I spend stuck in a hold-up today? How long will it take me to find a parking space? Commuters all over the world ask questions like this – among them more than 330,000 people who commute daily to work in the city center of Boston. The population of Boston increases during the day by 41 percent – a huge challenge for its transportation systems. At the International CES in Las Vegas (6 to 10 January 2014), the Audi Urban Future Initiative shows on the basis of research results how commuters move through the city and provides an outlook on how technologies can contribute to efficient and comfortable travel from A to B.
  • 08/04/13
    Models

    Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra: Versatile marvel of fuel economy

    Audi has unveiled the brand’s most fuel-efficient production model. With 81 kW (110 hp) of power output, the Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra consumes just 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (73.50 US mpg). This equates to an astounding 85 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer (136.79 g/mile). This versatile marvel of fuel economy is now for sale. Customers can take delivery of the Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra starting in September. The base price in Germany will be 25,200 euros.
  • 06/25/13
    Models

    World premiere: Audi opens power-to-gas facility

    Audi opens the e-gas plant in Werlte today making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. It begins with green electricity, water and carbon dioxide. The end products are hydrogen and the synthetic methane: Audi e-gas.
  • 05/16/13
    Company

    Audi publishes its first Corporate Responsibility Report

    At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the company presented its Corporate Responsibility Report 2012, in which it reports on targets and activities in the field of sustainability. Audi intends to take a leading role also in this respect. The company assumes responsibility in the five key areas of products, environment, employees, society and business operations.
  • 05/14/13
    Culture and Trends

    Maxim Vengerov at the Audi Summer Concerts

    Award-winning violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform with the Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra at the conclusion of Ingolstadt’s year as a UNICEF Child Friendly City on June 30. The concert begins at 7.00 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Ingolstadt city theater. A joint effort between the City of Ingolstadt and UNICEF Germany, proceeds will go to the UNICEF Child Friendly City initiative in support of the community of Legmoin in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
  • 05/03/13
    Culture and Trends

    Factsheet: Audi Urban Future Initiative

    Audi Urban Future Initiative: Background.
  • 05/03/13
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Initiative: The City as a Test Laboratory for Future Urban Mobility

    In 2050 seven billion people will be living in cities: What forms of mobility will exist? And how will they be networked? Audi and the renowned Columbia University reflect the most urgent questions of future mobility with five hypotheses, which are now publicly presented for the first time. Furthermore, with the Boston City Dossier, Audi is investigating the specific shaping of intermodal mobility. The brand with the Four Rings is presenting both projects at this year’s Ideas City Festival, run by the New Museum in New York (1 to 4 May).
  • 03/19/13
    Culture and Trends

    2013 Audi Summer Concerts “In foreign lands”

    The theme of the 2013 Audi Summer Concerts is “In foreign lands” from June 26 to July 28, outstanding stars of classical music will interpret works by composers whose experiences in different countries and with different cultures can be heard in their works. During their 17 concerts, up-and-coming stars as well as internationally renowned soloists and ensembles will present a diverse program in Ingolstadt, Neuburg, Eichstätt and at Schloss Leitheim.
  • 02/28/13
    Company

    Audi involved in standard for sustainable aluminum

    AUDI AG is joining the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative to help develop a global standard for sustainable aluminum. As a pioneer of unitary aluminum car bodies, the company is taking the opportunity to influence the entire value chain of one of its most important materials – one of the objectives of Audi’s corporate-responsibility strategy.
  • 10/18/12
    Company

    CAM Study: Audi offers best CO2 balance of premium carmakers in Germany

    According to a study by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), among premium carmakers Audi is the brand that offers the best CO2 balance with CO2 emissions of 144.5 grams per kilometer (232.55 g/mile). The market researchers studied CO2 emissions of new car registrations in Germany.
  • 10/11/12
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Award: Exhibition in Istanbul envisions tomorrow’s cities

    Tomorrow’s urban life and mobility are key issues for Audi. The exhibition for the second Audi Urban Future Award shows how people will live and work in their cities in the future. From 12 October five international architecture offices are presenting their visions in the Hasköy Spinning Factory in Istanbul. The exhibition opens officially today and will continue until 26 October.
  • 09/28/12
    Company

    Sustainable logistics in the automated small load carriers warehouse (AKL)

    From the A4 to the R8 super sports car, from low-volume manufacturing all the way to large-scale production – the Neckarsulm site is home to an enormous variety of product and production types. This complexity poses a challenge for logistics in particular. Every day, automobile suppliers from all over the world deliver a wide variety of parts for the different models. Smooth incoming goods procedures are organized by the employees in the automated small load carriers warehouse (AKL).
  • 09/28/12
    Company

    Dates and facts: Environmental protection in the paint shop

    New buildings aren't the only ones at the Audi site in Neckarsulm to be optimized with regard to environmental aspects. Older buildings are being renovated as well. The paint shop is just one example. Already in operation for 17 years, the paint shop is continually implementing both small- and large-scale measures to help conserve resources.
  • 05/16/12
    Culture and Trends

    Audi presents a new perspective on mobility

    The Audi Urban Future Award 2012 has set itself the aim of working out a new understanding of future mobility in collaboration with the six participating offices of architects and urban planners. This is the purpose of the exchange of ideas between Audi experts and architects from conurbations ranging from São Paulo to Tokyo at the“Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue” – the event that starts off the second cycle of the Award.
  • 05/09/12
    Technology

    High-voltage battery technology at Audi: Core competence at the Ingolstadt site

    Research, development and testing for the lithium-ion battery: AUDI AG is setting new standards in the development of high-voltage (HV) technology. On the eve of its 123rd Annual General Meeting, the Company opened its high-voltage battery project house in Gaimersheim near Ingolstadt. In this competence center, Development, Production and partner companies are working together for the first time to construct a prototype for these special battery cells.
  • 03/01/12
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Award 2012: Roadmaps for future mobility in the city

    Audi would like to continue to learn from cities – and to play a part in shaping the urban future. For the second round of the Audi Urban Future Award in 2012, six international architecture offices will take a close look at six metropolitan regions: Boston/Washington, Istanbul, Mumbai, Pearl River Delta, São Paulo and Tokyo. Using these urban areas as an example, the participants in the Award will create for them customized visions for individual mobility in the future. The most innovative and forward-looking project will receive the second Audi Urban Future Award in October in Istanbul.
  • 11/30/11
    Culture and Trends

    Design Miami: Streets without limits

    In the future, streets will communicate with every road user – this hypothesis is put forward by architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in their vision of mobility of the future. Visitors to Design Miami/ 2011 (November 29 to December 4) can discover what the architecture group’s idea actually looks like. In cooperation with AUDI AG, they have created the interactive LED installation “Urban Future”. At its heart is the Audi A2 concept: an integral part of the future model that connects to its environment.
  • 09/13/11
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Summit 2011 discusses “cities of the future”

    The cities of this world will change. Space, time, air – resources are becoming scarce. How can we create a good quality of life in the cities of the future, and in what ways will people be mobile? Yesterday, at the first Audi Urban Future Summit in Frankfurt am Main, the experts were in agreement: dialogue and cooperation are the key to a better future. Specialists from a great variety of disciplines discussed the future of urban mobility in The Squaire at Frankfurt Airport.
  • 07/14/11
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Summit 2011

    The look of the city of the future remains an unknown. It would be too simplistic to conceive it only from the perspective of an automobile maker. Audi is therefore seeking to involve international experts in the debate in the context of the Audi Urban Future Initiative. The Audi Urban Future Summit will take place on 12 th September, immediately before the 64 th International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. It will focus on the subject of “ENERGIES – What forces will change the cities of the future?”
  • 03/09/11
    Culture and Trends

    Foundation of the Audi Urban Future Initiative

    The Audi Urban Future Award 2010 was the first step. Now Audi is linking this architectural competition to the long-term Audi Urban Future Initiative. Audi will hold constructive discussions with renowned experts about urban development and urban mobility, and incorporate the results into the work of the company on a permanent basis.
  • 06/01/10
    Models

    Audi successful at Michelin Challenge Bibendum

    Audi has made a successful start to the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2010. Right at the start of this forum for sustainable mobility in Rio de Janeiro, the brand with the four rings recorded two victories. Audi is very proud of these two main prizes – overall victory in the rally with the lightweight A5, and the design award for the Audi e-tron electric sports car. The standard version of the A3 1.6 TDI, the brand’s third model in the Challenge Bibendum, also put in an outstanding performance. Audi interprets these successes as confirmation of its strategy for the future shape of mobility.
  • 05/28/10
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Award in London

    With the Audi Urban Future Award, Audi brings six international architectural firms together in a competition to develop models and visions of the future interplay between mobility, architecture and the city. The participants met to exchange thoughts with Audi experts in Ingolstadt and then elaborated their ideas as part of a workshop in London. The finale is in August; the projects will then be on display during the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
  • 02/24/10
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Award – the facts

    The award will be bestowed for the first time in 2010, and thereafter every two years. It is endowed with a prize of 100,000 Euro. For each award cycle, six international architectural firms will be invited to develop their vision for the future of a particular theme. The Audi Urban Future Award 2010 focuses on architectural and urban planning concepts with respect to mobility in an urban context. A dedicated website will monitor the progress of each contribution throughout all stages of development, and the process will also be documented and discussed in publications. Additionally, an integral part of the first award cycle will be an internal workshop on the selected theme, to be followed by a public conference. Finally, all six visions for the future will be presented in a comprehensive exhibition in Venice parallel to the 12th Architecture Biennale, and an international jury will select the winner. www.audi-urban-future-award.com
  • 02/24/10
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Award – the concept

    The Audi Urban Future Award aims to establish a dialogue on the synergy of mobility, architecture and urban development by means of a tangible view into the future, without losing sight of the perspective of the Audi brand as an automobile manufacturer.
  • 02/24/10
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Urban Future Award: Visions for the City and Mobility of Tomorrow

    The urban life of the future will inevitably necessitate a careful examination of sustainable energy management and adapted forms of mobility. As a globally active automobile manufacturer, AUDI AG is aware of the responsibility it carries with respect to this development. With the Audi Urban Future Award, Audi is promoting architectural and urban planning visions. Six international architectural firms are participating in the competition for the most highly remunerated German architectural award.

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