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 optional Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment plus add-on package also features other innovative services, including Google Earth. Using high-resolution satellite images it provides a more lifelike display, making it easier for drivers to find their way around. The same applies to the new, detailed 3D models of many major European cities. The hybrid radio is also included in the specification. Depending on a station’s signal strength it automatically switches between FM, DAB and the online stream to ensure optimum reception at all times. In conjunction with the optional Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment plus package, the natural voice control responds to inquiries not just with information stored onboard, but also with the detailed knowledge from the cloud – the same feature already premiered in the Audi A8. The online cross-referencing improves both the detection rate as well as the results. That way it is easy for the Audi Q3 to find special … [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