Alex Hitzinger will be the head of the “Artemis” project, reporting directly to Markus Duesmann as of June 1, 2020. Hitzinger was until now Board of Management Member for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, as well as Senior Vice President of the Volkswagen Group with responsibility for autonomous driving. “I value Alex Hitzinger for his strengths in innovation and implementation. We need both qualities to make major technological advances,” stated Audi CEO Duesmann, who also has overall responsibility for research and development at the Volkswagen Group. “I am also relying on his expertise to integrate future achievements into new products together with the development departments of our major Group brands. In the medium term, I expect ‘Artemis’ to provide a blueprint for a fast and agile development process at the Group, as agile as in a racing team.” … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
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Of course, the RS Q8 stands as the heaviest of the three, tipping the scales at 5,071 lbs (2,300 kg). It's also the most expensive at £104,000 (~$128,000). Of course, it has the biggest engine, as well – a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that makes whopping 600 hp (447 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of pulling force. … [Read more...] about Watch Audi RS Q3 Face More Powerful RS4, RS Q8 In A Drag Race
The Q5 Sportback will also receive the Q5’s updated interior. This is a midcycle refresh, so customers should expect modest changes. Rumors suggest the dash-mounted infotainment touchscreen could grow to 10.1 inches while Audi will likely update the software with its MMI infotainment system. While there’s no word on the crossover’s powertrain, we expect the current lineup of engines to continue service, though there could be a few tweaks to improve emissions and fuel efficiency. … [Read more...] about Audi Q5 Sportback Spied For First Time With Coupe-Like Profile
The Audi Q3 makes maneuvering easier thanks to functions such as the park assist. It steers the SUV automatically into and out of parking spaces. The driver only has to accelerate, brake and shift gears. If the driver wants to reverse out of a parallel parking space or a tight entrance, cross traffic assist is activated. The system monitors the area behind the vehicle using two radar sensors and alerts the driver in critical situations. The four 360 degree cameras provide another useful function. They show on the large infotainment screen the immediate surroundings of the Audi Q3 when moving at speeds up to 10 km/h (6.2 mph). Touch operation allows the driver to switch between various views. In addition to the virtual bird’s eye view, the reversing camera view and the front and rear 180° panoramic view, there is a detailed view of the front and rear wheels. This enables the driver to maneuver precisely up to the curb. … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi Q3 Gets Athletic New Look And Even More Tech
Audi customer teams have stressed that the current Class 1 cars, which use four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo engines introduced last year, will be too expensive to run without factory support, while BMW driver Timo Glock has said that the DTM’s hopes of surviving will continue to “dwindle more and more every day” until a solution is found. … [Read more...] about DTM made the “same mistakes” as ITC – 1996 champion Reuter