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MMI navigation plus in the RS Q3** and the RS Q3 Sportback** offers the same functions as in the large Audi models. For example, it recognizes the driver’s preferences based on previous journeys, allowing it to generate suitable route suggestions. It also draws on the system’s statistical empirical values of driving times and traffic loads. The route is calculated online on the servers of the map and navigation provider HERE, using real-time data for the traffic situation. If the data connection is lost, MMI navigation plus switches to the on-board routing, which runs in parallel. There are four free updates for the map every year; if desired, they can be uploaded to the car over the air.
Everything is connected: Audi connect and Car-to-X
MMI navigation plus is also joined by the Audi connect services onboard the new RS Q3** and the new RS Q3 Sportback**. They are the perfect addition to the navigation system. Data transfer is based on the LTE Advanced standard in almost all European countries via a
SIM card permanently installed in car, the Audi connect SIM. These services include traffic information online, the point-of-interest search as well as information on parking spaces and filling stations, which appear directly on the navigation map – as necessary, also with dynamic additional information such as prices and availability. Further connect services are online media streaming, online news and Twitter and e-mail inbox access.
A Wi-Fi hotspot for the passengers’ mobile devices completes the Audi connect portfolio. It also supports the 5 GHz band and allows download rates up to 300 Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s. As an option, the customer can add on data packages conveniently from the car.
For its wide-ranging Car-to-X services, the RS Q3** and the RS Q3 Sportback** use the fleet’s swarm intelligence: Suitably equipped vehicles report moving into and out of parking spaces so that forecasts on vacant roadside parking spaces appear in many towns and cities. The cars from the swarm also warn each other of hazardous spots such as fog or black ice and report current speed limits.
Sound experience: telephony and listening pleasure
A variety of hardware modules supplement the infotainment portfolio of the RS models, including the Audi phone box. It links the owner’s smartphone to the vehicle’s antenna and charges the phone inductively. A further function called voice-over-LTE helps to connect faster and makes it possible to use high-speed data transfer and high-resolution voice telephony at the same time in digital quality.
The Audi smartphone interface establishes contact with the customers’ iOS and Android smartphones and transfers their Apple CarPlay or Android Auto environment to the MMI display. For the iPhone, this even works wirelessly with MMI navigation plus. There are two USB ports in the center console for connecting smartphones physically. They offer a loading and data function for playing music from a portable media player via the loudspeakers in the car. One of them is compatible with type C with fast transfer rates and a symmetric port for easy connection. Customers can order two optional USB-C ports in the rear for charging devices.
The Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with virtual 3D sound that delivers up to 680 watts provides special listening pleasure. It drive 15 loudspeakers, six of which generate the virtual 3D sound. Four of these are located in the area of the instrument panel, where they use reflections from the windshield. The other two are positioned in each of the D-pillars. An algorithm that Audi developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute adds impressive breadth and depth to the sound. A digital radio tuner completes the hardware of the infotainment program.
** The collective fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this press information.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.