Audi

  • How does the Lucid Air stack up against the competition?

    How does the Lucid Air stack up against the competition?

    Now that we know that the Lucid Air will start at $60,000 (before applying the federal tax credit that’s available for electric vehicles), people are going to start comparison shopping. The first competitor that springs to mind is that other all-electric luxury sedan, the Tesla Model S. The Air is significantly less expensive than the Model S 60, especially at the base level, where the… Read More

  • Nvidia and Audi aim to bring a self-driving AI car to market by 2020

    Nvidia and Audi aim to bring a self-driving AI car to market by 2020

    Nvidia announced several new partners for its efforts to bring autonomous cars to public roads in a production capacity today, but the biggest by far was Audi. Nvidia is working with the carmaker to bring its AI driving tech, which is available thanks to its latest in-car autonomous computing hardware and software, to market by 2020. Nvidia’s partnership with Audi is not entirely new… Read More

  • Audi axed its electric supercar, per report

    Audi axed its electric supercar, per report

    The Audi R8 e-tron is dead if a report from Car and Driver is to be believed. The production version of the car was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and apparently Audi produced fewer than 100 vehicles — which sported a $1.1 million window sticker each. When announced, the e-tron seemed like a key part of Audi’s future. Built in the same vein as the R8, the e-tron sat on top… Read More

  • Daimler begins testing Smart car trunk delivery service with DHL

    Daimler begins testing Smart car trunk delivery service with DHL

    Packages delivered to the trunk of your car isn’t an entirely new concept; last April, Amazon started testing a service to do just that in partnership with Audi and DHL in Munich. Now, Daimler is getting in the action, with a pilot project also including DHL and Amazon, as well as Allyouneed fresh and Fashion ID that will drop packages in the trunk (“boot” for the Europeans… Read More

  • More details on Audi’s Tesla Model S competitor emerge

    More details on Audi’s Tesla Model S competitor emerge

    Audi’s upcoming four-door luxury electric car will have a 311-mile range, along with Level 4 self-driving features (essentially full autonomy, for those keeping track) and three separate electric motors, according to a new report from Autocar. The car is set to go head-to-head with the Model S, based on these new stats, and will likely be called the “A9 e-tron” when it goes… Read More

  • 2017 Audi A4 driver assistance review

    The 2017 Audi A4 has an all-new suite of advanced driver assistance systems, joining Volvo, Honda, Ford and others in making semi-autonomous safety features available in cars we can buy today. Activating the adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping systems isn’t intuitive; there’s a second stalk under the turn signal stalk where the driver can control these features. But once… Read More

  • Audi’s latest cars will be able to tell you when traffic lights are going to turn green

    Audi’s latest cars will be able to tell you when traffic lights are going to turn green

    Imagine never having to stop for a red light again – Audi’s upcoming traffic light information system won’t get you all the way there, but it will help you stop with the guesswork around when a light is going to change from red to green. The feature will provide a countdown of exactly when a traffic light will switch from stop to go, starting a few seconds before the… Read More

  • Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech

    Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech

    Audi is joining others like Daimler in focusing future investment on emerging tech categories like electric vehicles and self-origin cars, according to CEO Rupert Stadler. Speaking to German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung (via Reuters) this past weekend, Stadler said that in addition to targeting up to 30 percent electric vehicle sales for Audi overall by 2025, the company is going to create… Read More

  • How the VW diesel settlement breaks down in dollars

    How the VW diesel settlement breaks down in dollars

    On Tuesday, June 28, Volkswagen finally announced an agreement with US federal regulators (including the FTC), private plaintiffs in the United States, and 44 states to settle its TDI diesel case to the tune of about $15 billion. In case you need a refresher, in fall of 2015, researchers discovered that VW had engineered the software governing its TDI diesel engines to behave differently… Read More

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