Audi

  • Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

    Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

    Nokia has announced that it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of automobile makers for €2.8 billion ($3.07 billion), ending months of speculation over its future. The Finnish company confirmed that it will hand the business over to AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG (Mercedes) in a deal that is expected to close in the first quarter of next year. Read More

  • Audi Tests Self-Driving Cars On Florida’s Roads

    Audi Tests Self-Driving Cars On Florida’s Roads

    Self-driving cars are making their way to Florida. Well, to “connected car” testbeds in Florida, that is. Automaker Audi was recently the first to try out a section of highway in Tampa, which has been designated by the state as a testbed for automated driving. Here, Audi tested an initial version of “Piloted Driving” – something it calls “Traffic Jam… Read More

  • Audi And T-Mobile Bring New Data Plans To Drivers As Low As $15/Month

    Audi And T-Mobile Bring New Data Plans To Drivers As Low As $15/Month

    T-Mobile has always been the data provider behind Audi’s Connect infotainment system, which some would call the best connected car system on the market. But the two companies have announced some new data plans which could help Audi owners save a buck or two on connectivity. The new plans let customers purchase unlimited data for $30 month-to-month, or sign up for yearly contracts at… Read More

  • Audi Canada Creates An iPad-Controlled Slot Car Test Track With Real-Time Video From The Cockpit

    Audi Canada Creates An iPad-Controlled Slot Car Test Track With Real-Time Video From The Cockpit

    Generally speaking, I don’t care much about cars, but Audi Canada, together with Toronto-based ad agency Zulu Alpha Kilo and Slot Mods USA have managed to use cars in a way that piqued my interest by building an iPad-controlled test track. The best part? Players get a driver-perspective point of view of the RC cars in action in real time. Read More

  • Review: The Audi A7, A Transformer In Disguise

    Review: The Audi A7, A Transformer In Disguise

    The Audi A7 is different. The executive five-door fastback sits nearly atop Audi’s lineup, starting out at $59k with my tester wearing $80k on its window sticker. Excluding limited run sports models, a fully decked-out A7 is the third most expensive car Audi sells, placing only lower than the massive A8 sedan and R8 supercar. Still, even looking like a modern and practical station wagon… Read More

  • Hybrid Motoryacht Design Powered By Diesel And Electric Jet Skis

    Hybrid cars have been around for a while, but one German grad student is taking the concept to the water. A new hybrid propulsion motorboat designed by Stefanie Behringer, would reduce drag thanks to its three-hull, or trimaran, form. A jet ski attaches to either side of the main hull, helping stabilize the boat. While the jet skis are electric-powered, the 49-foot long watercraft is also… Read More

  • Audi Releases Details Of The A3 e-tron

    Audi has just announced details of another EV to be produced under their e-tron moniker in the form of the A3. The A3 e-tron is a battery electric vehicle, similar to the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster. The Audi has a front mounted electric motor powered by two lithium-ion batteries, one in the middle and one in the rear, with 26.5 kWh of total energy. Total output of the A3 e-tron is just… Read More

  • Audi Gets Into The Bike Game, Presumably To Compete With McLaren

    Earlier this week we saw that McLaren got together with Specialized to make their exquisite Venge road bike. Apparently Audi felt left out of the party, and has announced the fruits of its collaboration with Portland bike-maker Renovo: the “duo” series. The bikes’ primary differentiating feature is, of course, the wood frames. Audi has built them out of “woods selected… Read More

  • Select Audi Vehicles To Soon Pack Constant T-Mobile Connectivity For Google Earth And More

    High-end Audi vehicles pack more technology than many office complexes and the company is going to tap the services of T-Mobile (now AT&T?) for constant Internet connectivity. The Audi Connect infotainment suite brings real-time news, weather, traffic, fuel prices, WiFi hotspot along with Google services such as Local Search and Google Earth to the car. The vehicles will come with a… Read More

  • Audi A6 Will Be Launched With Internet-Powered Nav, Google Maps And Inrix For Traffic

    Audi was once known as the German car that came with all-wheel-drive. That notoriety is changing and Audi is becoming a huge player in the tech game; their interfaces are fantastic and run with exceptional speed and style. And now, they are bringing the internet to their navigations systems: the Google maps of navs, if you will. Read More

  • Trustafarians Return To Luxury With The Audi A6 Hybrid (Video)

    Green vehicles were the focus of this weeks North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Many carmakers are finally coming out with product lines full of new electric or electric-hybrid vehicles. And by “many,” think “everyone” in some way — even Porsche. So, it comes as no surprise that, along with the new Audi A6, comes the A6 Hybrid. The A6 Hybrid is part… Read More