• Feb 29, 2012
Audi has dropped the details on seven new technologies it is working on, some of which are still in early development, while others will be on the road within the next few years. They span the spectrum from furthering Audi's commitment to lightening its vehicles through the extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber composite to new infotainment concepts and its continued push for electrification through its e-tron program.

We've assembled all of these technologies into an easily digestible gallery, outlining each program, what it aims to accomplish and when (or if) we'll see it in production. Check it out.


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      intarsiagrinder
      • 2 Years Ago
      What America needs is a nice "little" 4 door wagon similar to the Toyota 1969 Corolla that ran nicely at 30 MPG around town and get 44 MPG on a trip. It wasn't fancy, but it sure was affordable.
      Dwayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      cool stuff, but WTF Audi!? where is my Audi Quattro, haven't heard much of it since the unveiling of the concept.... .
        1STH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dwayne
        it's likely not happening----the concept was a frankenstein build of all sorts of stuff, likely too expensive to make it that form (lightweight, truncated chassis, etc)....so there's a slim chance it may pull through, however unlikely.
      MiralDesai
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now make iRobot2!
      Hi Jerry!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great, all we need is more junk on cars to jack the prices up even further. Cars are already overpriced as it is, without adding anymore needless stuff on it. I really miss bench seats, a wing glass on the front doors, chrome bumpers, and a full size spare tire. Man, I miss the good old days!
      ricton738
      • 2 Years Ago
      My grandma drives an Audi. The only complaint she has is ..when she hits 110 mph, with the top down,..her false teeth tend to fly out!
      Edee
      • 2 Years Ago
      We dont have enough distractions on the road now...so we light it up some more. I cant understand why they let those halogen blue lights to be put in to headlights they a are worse than high beams of regular headlights
      MICHAEL
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about better gas mileage!!!!
        hugozoon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MICHAEL
        by the time these improvments come out we will not be using gas!
          jhernadi
          • 2 Years Ago
          @hugozoon
          There is no financially feasible replacement for gasoline. It works. Its there. We are fools not to use it.
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Multi-touch pads that are separated from a screen doesn't seem like a good idea. For example, laptops with touchpad don't work well from a gaming prespective. A multitouch screen itself would be much better. But touch screen functions can be made obsolete if voice control can be improved. I'm surprised that not that many manufacturers are working to improve voice command. Also, it would be nice if cars could communicate with each other, sending data about their position on a traffic grid. That could aid in accident avoidance if it could be implemented to already existing collision avoidance systems.
        R3TRO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
        I HATE talking to machines, not sure why but it always makes me feel uncomfortable. I don't like the automated phone services. I don't like Siri. I don't like bluetooth headsets. We are becoming so freakin' lazy that we have to command computers with voice instead of pushing a button or two?! The car parks for you now too? Seriously if you can't parallel park your car without computer assistance, than maybe you shouldn't be driving. I'm turning into my dad. Never thought I'd see the day when I think technology is getting out of hand. We are starting to live in a cold disconnected digital world. The PlayStation generation is officially here.
      leiderpoppop
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Audi is a fine looking car and I w ish I could afford one
      Alice Mason
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a Baddddddddddd car.
      sandralee9023
      • 2 Years Ago
      How cool is that !
      cmax383666
      • 2 Years Ago
      great,No gas but it would look nice in the drive..also it will very likly confuse another driver thinking it is some sort of police car.Thinking about it we wilkll not need manned police cars they are going to be remoe operated and we can cut down on police .
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