The new Audi A5 Sportback* has a large, easy-to-read analog speedometer and tachometer as standard. Between them is the display of the driver information system (DIS). In the basic version, the DIS monitor has a 5-inch screen diagonal. The color Audi MMI display in the center console measures 7 inches. MMI navigation plus (and Audi design selection) bring a color 7-inch driver information system and an 8.3-inch Audi MMI display on board.
The MMI system is controlled via the control elements on the wide, asymmetrically split center console. The focal point of the terminal is the round rotary pushbutton. Its surface is home to the touch-sensitive touchpad option. The touchpad is used to input characters and also for multifinger gestures, enabling the driver to zoom in on the map, for example. The whole MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, including the intelligent free text search function. The new, more natural voice control system can recognize inputs made using everyday language, such as: “I’d like to call Peter” or “Where’s the nearest gas station?”
Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display
The Audi virtual cockpit is an alternative to the analog instrument dials for the new A5 Sportback. It assumes that MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is on board. The various display options bring the driver added convenience. Thanks to its resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels, the large (12.3 inch) TFT monitor displays richly detailed graphics.
The head-up display projects all relevant information onto the windscreen as easily comprehensible symbols and digits, minimizing driver distraction. The information appears to hover around two meters (6.6 ft) in front of the driver within a window area measuring 200 x 80 mm (7.9 x 3.1 in). The human eye registers the information extremely quickly – there’s no need to switch from the accustomed long-range vision.
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