Audi is significantly expanding its mobility offerings in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, the brand is opening two new locations for Audi on demand, its premium mobility service. A year ago, the company launched its all-inclusive service in the city as a pilot project exclusively for customers living in a luxury residential complex. Now the service is available to the general public and offering even more flexible booking options. China is among the world’s lead markets for the urban mobility services provided by Audi. In addition to its presence in Hong Kong, Audi on demand also became available in Beijing starting in September 2017. The service also is offered in San Francisco and at Munich Airport.
Audi is making its employees fit for the digital future: Under the “data.camp” motto, the automobile manufacturer has started a further-training campaign focused on big data and artificial intelligence. Expertise in these areas is an essential basis for the development of cars driving in piloted mode, intelligent robots and digital mobility services. One important element here is Audi’s cooperation with the online platform Udacity.
The 10,000 euros prize money for the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017 goes to Ilmenau. In the finale for the competition, the team from AFILSOP prevailed against the heavy competition from seven other universities. During the third Audi Autonomous Driving Cup, students for the first time also completed tasks in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
The Four Rings achieved a successful start to the fourth quarter. AUDI AG sold around 158,750 premium automobiles worldwide in October, up 5.3 percent year-on-year. Among the core regions, deliveries grew in North America (+10.2%) and China (+14.5%) last month; sales in Europe were down 1.6 percent year-on-year. Since the return to growth in June, Audi managed to reduce consistently the cumulative year-on-year decline in sales month by month; around 1,539,500 deliveries worldwide since January are still 1.3 percent below the 2016 figure.
Audi has been voted best European car brand for the sixth time in a row in the Reliability Survey run by Consumer Reports. The renowned U.S. consumer magazine runs this survey every year among its readers and publishes the results. Audi took fourth place in the 2017 overall ranking, ahead of all its European competitors.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).