The Future is Today
Cuba seems to be changing cautiously, with the country heading towards new freedom. The new Audi Q2 enjoyed a very special appearance. Here, against the automotive backdrop of the 1950s, the compact SUV bears the message of a promising future.
New Scope for Creativity
Audi’s Board Member for Technical Development tells us about Audi’s most powerful motivators for the years ahead:piloted driving, artificial intelligence and electrified drives. And he reveals what Audi can learn from Apple.
Time of my Drive
Be it on the highways of America, in Shanghai city traffic or in downtown Berlin, Audi continues to push forward with piloted driving. The long-term vision is the fully automated vehicle – always driving itself when the “driver” doesn’t want to control his Audi himself. This creates new levels of freedom and wide-ranging opportunities. But what will we do with all this extra time?
Compact Computing Power
From audiophile pleasure to piloted driving – the electronics in an Audi are extremely powerful. These days, the black boxes are home to real supercomputers. And they are as visually distinctive as their jobs – to the layperson they look like the mass of buildings and streets that make up a major city.
They attracted enormous attention at the International Film Festival in Berlin, yet they could well become an everyday sight in the foreseeable future – self-driving cars in city traffic. The portfolio of sensors installed in Audi vehicles will soon be receiving a major boost – the laser scanner. It works with absolutely no restrictions in the dark, too, and identifies vehicles pulling into traffic extremely early, thanks to its wide-angle beam.
HERE and Now
The self-driving cars of tomorrow must be able to navigate with centimeter precision. A company called HERE, in which Audi is a shareholder, creates the digital map needed to achieve this – the HERE HD Live Map.
The Perfect Wave
Audi A5 Coupé
In 2007, the brand with the four rings created a piece of true design with the Audi A5. Now it is launching the second generation – with a sharper, even fresher look. One central design element is the three-dimensional shoulder line in the shape of a wave.
Mission to the Moon
The first Audi will land on the moon in 2017 – we talk to Frank Schätzing and take a look behind the scenes.
Needle in the Red
Ducati in the Superbike World Championship and the MotoGP
Hardly any other motorcycle brand is as inextricably linked with racing as Ducati. After a period of drought, the red racers are now very much on a winning streak – the result of a brand-new team and innovative technology. We take a look behind the scenes of Ducati Corse, where absolute secrecy is the norm.
Do it yourself
It was a revolution ten years ago, going on to achieve victory in Le Mans eight times. Audi brought the TDI into endurance racing. It’s time to try my hand at egine mechanics.
Audi R18 e-tron quattro vs. Eurofighter Typhoon
High-speed turns with enormous g forces, maximum acceleration and full concentration – that’s what characterizes everyday life for Audi racing driver André Lotterer and Eurofighter chief test pilot Geri Krähenbühl. We talk to two men who live their lives at the limits