• 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

  • Review: 2011 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

    One of the greatest things about the tech industry is that it’s dynamic, mainly because it follows Moore’s law.  The auto industry on the other hand is relatively static and in more recent years have taken a back seat to in-car electronics. Why? Well first, it’s quite an investment—more than you might think. The electronics must pass certain regulations and try to keep… Read More

  • Video Test Drive: Audi R8 E-tron

    The first ever electric vehicle with Quattro is still a few years away, but we were invited to Ingolstadt, Germany to try one out. E-tron is the name of Audi’s new line of electric vehicles including an R8 and an A1. We didn’t get to drive the red concept E-tron that’s all over the internet, instead we drove one that looked and drove more like a real production car. Read More

  • Audi Launches iPhone App For Monitoring Your Car

    Here’s another round of iPhone car monitoring apps, this time from Audi. It’s no secret that VW and Audi are gunning for top positions on the market, and if they keep up on their technology it might just happen. Take for instance this iPhone app, it works by using the cars OBD-II port to read out large amounts of data. The data includes everything from emissions information like… Read More

  • Audi's Chairman, Rupert Stadler, To Keynote CES 2011

    The automotive space is quickly turning into a gadget wonderland and so it feels right to have the chairman of one the world’s most advanced auto makers speaking at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Ruper Stadler joins the list of keynote speakers that includes Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, CEA President Gary Shapiro, Verizon’s CEO Ivan Seidenberg, and… Read More

  • Test Drive: Audi's R8 V10 Spyder

    When you think of a supercar, speed and power are usually the things that jump to your mind — not gadgetry. Keeping that in mind, when I was invited to drive Audi’s new R8 Spyder, I jumped at the chance. It wasn’t until later that I started looking into the vehicle and realized that while the R8 is a supercar, it’s a special breed of supercar that uses technology to… Read More

  • Monday Morning Marketing Quarterback: Which Superbowl Ads Scored On The Web?

    Monday Morning Marketing Quarterback: Which Superbowl Ads Scored On The Web?

    With the Super Bowl yesterday came the time-honored Super Bowl commercials, each costing $2.5 million for a 30-second spot.  Even Google got in on the game with its first ever spot receiving rave reviews (although the commercial wasn’t new). But which commercials went beyond TV to score on the Web?  Reprise Media released a report that ranks Super Bowl advertisers based on the level… Read More

  • The 2011 Audi A8 bests K.I.T.T. in the gadget department

    Cars are increasingly becoming more circuits than gears and the 2011 Audi A8 is a prime example of this transformation. There is likely more tech packed in the full-size Audi sedan than the International Space Station. In fact, if you think the laptop steering wheel table is the ultimate driver distraction, click the read link below to see what the flagship Audi packs. Read More

  • A look at how the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory (VAIL) is changing the world

    Volkswagen is taking great strides in making the roads safer and remove the dangerous fun from driving by developing fully autonomous vehicles. I had a chance to talk to Dr. Burkhard Huhnke, director of the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) about the future of the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory (VAIL) at Stanford University and how the technology developed there… Read More

  • Are Chevy Volt buyers idiots? Audi's American president thinks so.

    The Chevy Volt is “a car for idiots.” Really? Dem be fightin words, Johan de Nysschen. Read More

  • Audi employs holographic sales rep

    It’s not quite as exciting as you want it to be, but an Audi dealership in Sydney has added a hologram of sorts to its sales department. It’s not projected by a maintenance droid and it’s probably just a 2-minute loop, but it’s still kind of cool. Read More