Attractive graphics: the Audi virtual cockpit
As an alternative to the analog instruments, all information can be displayed tack-sharp and in high resolution in the Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch, 1440 x 540-pixel TFT display. Working in the background is a high-performance Tegra 30 chip from Audi’s cooperation partner NVIDIA. The Audi virtual cockpit is available in combination with MMI navigation plus.
Operation is via the multifunction steering wheel, with which the driver can also change the view. In the infotainment view, the focus is on a central window showing the navigation map or telephone, radio and media lists. The tachometer and speedometer are depicted as small dial instruments on the right and left. In the second, classic view, they appear about as large as analog instruments, and the center window is correspondingly smaller.
In keeping with MMI logic, the Audi virtual cockpit modifies the color scheme of the display according to the base menu being used – orange for the Media menu and green for the Phone menu, for instance. At the lower edge are permanent displays of outside temperature, time of day and odometer readings as well as warning and information symbols.
At eye level: the head-up display
Another high-end feature in the display and operating concept of the Audi Q2* is the head-up display. It projects driver-relevant data as colored graphics onto a glass panel in the driver’s direct field of view. The driver’s eyes remain on the road at all times and do not have to adjust as they are already accustomed to distance viewing. When the system is started, the 10 x 5 centimeter (3.9 x 2.0 in) panel rises up electronically from the instrument panel behind the instrument cluster.
The height of the panel can be adjusted to match the seating height of the driver. The MMI can be used to choose the information displayed, such as navigation symbols or information about the assistance systems.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.