The ideal complement to MMI navigation plus is the optional Audi connect module (standard in the S8 and A8 L W12), a data transmission module that provides the connection to the Internet. In the A8 this is a UMTS module. In areas where no UMTS connection is possible, Audi connect steps down to an available EDGE connection.
Passengers in the new A8 can surf the web and e-mail with up to eight mobile devices via the WLAN hotspot that is included with Audi connect. The system uses LTE to deliver the tailored services of Audi connect to the driver – from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to Audi music stream web radio and online traffic information. The newest service, parking information, displays parking lots and parking garages at the current location, the destination or at any other location.
Audi connect uses the car’s antenna, which ensures optimal reception. A digital voice processor delivers excellent hands-free call quality, with voice signals transmitted via the sound system. One or two cordless handsets can be added to the system for discrete phone use, if desired. Encryption according to the WPA2 standard makes data transmission secure.
To use Audi connect, the driver simply has to insert a data-capable SIM card. The connection can also be established using the SIM Access Profile of a compatible cell phone. No additional fees or separate contracts are required. Audi recommends a flat rate due to the potentially large volumes of data.
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.