• Jul 5th 2010 at 10:31AM
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Audi Cam in action – Click above for high-res image gallery

Handing your pride and joy over to a service tech is a nerve fraying experience. While the vast majority of service personnel out there are well trained, courteous and quick about their work, there are bad apples in every bushel, and you never know exactly who's getting their hands on your keys. Audi is looking to put some of that worry aside with a new program that the company is calling – brace yourself – Audi Cam.

Think of it as lifecasting for your mechanic. When you bring your vehicle in to the shop for repairs, you're connected to a technician via a two-way radio and a headset video camera. If there's any sort of problem, the tech can contact you over the radio and vice-versa. Even better, owners get to sit in the comfy waiting room and watch the action from screens there. The company is hoping that the move will give owners some added peace of mind by giving them a peek into the inner workings of the dealership shop.

For now, it appears that Audi Cam will only be available in Europe. But who knows? It might just make the jump across The Pond and into a dealership near you soon.

[Source: Audi via World Car Fans]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I feel we will see a prerecorded video.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At best this would slow down the repair process. Im usually more worried about getting in and out in a timely fashion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are Audi engineers so hardcore they have to wear military-style MOLLE gear with PALs ladders on them?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, the Audi engineers look more like the Master Chief.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Audi R8 is such a beautiful car, with a perfect engine noise and is overall great. If I was to get any supercar, this would be the one, even over a Bugatti, Ferrari, or Lambo
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