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Old 01-23-2013, 07:17 PM
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Waiting for BMW's Laser Headlamp technology as well
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I saw a bunch of YouTube videos on this today. Always loved their lighting.
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Post Every Audi Model Getting e-tron Option

From here: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...n-one-per-year

The term 'e-tron' will soon be as familiar in Audi's range as TDI or quattro, as the German automaker makes plans to offer a plug-in version of every one of its carsby 2020. Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler announced the launch of the China-only A6 L e-tron, a long-wheelbase, plug-in hybrid version of Audi's executive sedan. But the automaker will globally launch a new e-tron model every year, the end goal to "have an e-tron version of all key model series by 2020".

e-tron is Audi's marketing term for all its electrified vehicles, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid. It's named for the original e-tron concept, a two-seat electric sports car concept shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Since then, the name has spread to other concept vehicles, as well as a host of production models. The first of those to hit the streets will be the new A3 Sportback e-tron, a 204-horsepower plug-in hybrid version of Audi's four-door subcompact hatchback, on sale in the fall. Other confirmed e-tron models include an A8 luxury sedan and Q7 SUV--and Audi currently intends to put its all-electric R8 e-tron into production, too.

The range-wide e-tron plans means other popular models will gain a plug by 2020, most likely in the form of plug-in hybrids rather than battery-electric vehicles. That includes the small A1 subcompact, already previewed with a rotary-powered range-extended electric car, and the sporty TT--set to grow into a sub-brand in the coming years. The TT and its variants already sit on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, used by the A3 Sportback e-tron and other electrified models from the Volkswagen Group.

A plug-in range will also boost Audi's chances of success in China. Electric cars have been a particular slow-burner in the country so far, but several automakers, not least Tesla and luxury automaker Bentley, have plans to offer plug-in vehicles in the country to combat energy and pollution problems.
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Post Audi Announces Composite Springs to Save Weight

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You might not often think about them, but the springs in your car’s suspension are a key piece of technology—and one that has been largely unchanged for decades. The simple steel coil spring has served in effective anonymity—but its days may be numbered. Audi is planning to put a lightweight composite spring into production by fall 2014.

The glass fiber-reinforced polymer, or GFRP, springs will save about 40 percent of the weight of steel springs, cutting about 2.5 pounds per spring for a larger mid-size car. That amounts to a savings of 9.7 pounds total, half of which is unsprung mass.

Unsprung mass relates directly to a car’s handling and ride quality, and reducing it can yield even larger dividends than a similar weight reduction from the car’s sprung mass (i.e., from the car’s body). Ford has shown a lightweight concept car using similar composite spring technology, but hasn't announced any plans for production.

“The GFRP springs save weight at a crucial location in the chassis system. We are therefore making driving more precise and enhancing vibrational comfort,” said Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG.

But how durable are these GFRP springs? Can they take the same stresses as steel? Audi thinks they can. In addition to being larger in overall diameter and sporting a smaller number of coils, the GFRP springs are composed of long glass fibers twisted together then impregnated with epoxy resin. This glass-resin structure is then wrapped with more glass fibers at counter-poised 45-degree angles. The multi-ply structure is designed to support and absorb the stresses the spring undergoes during driving. Once formed, the spring is cured at more than 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit).

The GFRP springs are composed of resin and glass fiber, and therefore cannot corrode, and is impervious to a wide range of chemicals, including harsh wheel cleaners. Audi also notes that the production process consumes far less energy than the production of steel coil springs.
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Post Audi Abandons CVTs, Focuses On Conventional Auto And Dual-Clutch Transmissions

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German automaker Audi has decided to kill off its continuously variable transmission, in the next generation of its models. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, have long been available in several Audis, but the firm will now replace it with conventional automatics and dual-clutch transmissions.

The decision, Audi driving behaviour engineer Ralph Riegger told Motoring, was made on the basis that dual-clutch transmissions are now capable of delivering the fuel efficiency gains that previously only CVT models allowed. Called Multitronic, the CVT was available in a number of Audi models, including the A4, A5, A6 and A7.

"It isn’t being developed anymore," explained Riegger. "It served its purpose because it was very good for fuel economy."

CVTs have proven unpopular with some drivers, despite their theoretical benefits—the independent rise and fall of engine revs compared to road speed can be disconcerting, and gives drivers a "disconnected" feel. The new dual-clutch gearbox, by comparison, should prove more popular—allowing greater control and with seven ratios, providing a suitable mix of performance and economy. Despite Audi's decision, CVTs as a whole are expected to become more popular over the coming years, as customers become ever more concerned about fuel efficiency.
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Post Audi To Upgrade Its Vehicle Electrical Systems To 48 Volts

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The need for cars to get more efficient and the desire of customers to have more equipment in their vehicles are conflicting goals. Cars with complex electrical systems, dozens of ECUs and all manner of interior gadgets put heavy load on the alternator. That in turn means more engine power must be dedicated to driving these systems.

According to Audi, the existing 12-volt electrical systems in modern cars are being pushed to their limits. In cold weather particularly, various static‑load consumers can account for all the power being generated by the alternator, and batteries are no longer capable of meeting the demands of electronics-heavy vehicles. Audi's solution is a new 48-volt electrical system, previewed in the recent RS 5 TDI concept.

“It enables us to make more energy available," explains Audi head of technological development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. "That paves the way for new technologies with which we can make our cars more sporty, more efficient and more convenient to use.”

The new system would use a compact lithium-ion battery to complement an existing 12-volt power supply. While that sounds like even greater complication, the idea behind it is to give the regular 12-volt battery less work to do. For a start, the 48-volt system results in smaller cable cross-sections, meaning lighter cable harnesses and lower power dissipation.

It also turns the car into a mild hybrid—the 48-volt battery acts as an energy source whenever the internal combustion engine is turned off (as part of a stop-start system). As various electrical systems can be powered while the engine is off (such as steering and brake boosters) it also gives Audi various ways of starting and stopping the engine—engine-off coasting might be one example.

The larger capacity also has energy recovery benefits, says Audi. The savings aren't huge in isolation, but do add up over time—saving approximately one gallon every 600 miles or so. Or, to put a more real-world spin on the numbers, if your car does 30 mpg and you typically fill every 300 miles, you'll get an extra 15 miles out of every tank.
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Audi to reveal new design direction at Los Angeles motor show

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Audi plans to unveil the new design lineage to be adopted by its future models on a large saloon-cum-coupé concept at the Los Angeles motor show in November, sources close to the German car maker have revealed.

The new concept, which is also claimed to provide hints to the appearance of a four-door A9 model planned to sit at very top of the Audi range, has been created to preview a fresh design direction developed under the company’s new design boss, Marc Lichte – the man behind the look of the latest Volkswagen Golf and Passat.

Official details of the new coupé, which measures more than 5000mm in length and is based around the same MLB platform as the upcoming fourth-generation A8, remain under wraps.

However, an Autocar source privy to a series of design proposals of the new Audi suggest it boasts a highly technical look with a newly interpreted single frame grille, hi-tech laser headlamps, precise detailing within its aluminium body structure and defined shutline architecture.

“It builds on the design in place today but takes it to a whole new level. The design department is working very closely with the production department to give future Audi models a more technical look with added accuracy in terms of build – in keeping with their engineering,” said the source.

As well as previewing the exterior design of future Audi models, the new concept will also showcase new interior developments, including the future direction of the company’s new digital instrument cluster – as found on the new third-generation TT – and new connectivity options to be made available on the new A8 and its A9 sibling. The latter car is expected to join the Audi line-up in 2017.
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At the start of that I was considering having my dad hold off on his A8/S8 purchase but if the new one will not be around till 2017 then I know he won't want to wait that long.
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At the start of that I was considering having my dad hold off on his A8/S8 purchase but if the new one will not be around till 2017 then I know he won't want to wait that long.
He could get a CPO one, hold on to that for two or three years and then trade it for a new A8.

I have a feeling, based upon what we're seeing from other Audis and Mercedes that the next A8 is going to be a huge leap forward in technology and capability.
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At the start of that I was considering having my dad hold off on his A8/S8 purchase but if the new one will not be around till 2017 then I know he won't want to wait that long.
Yes... new Q7 will be presented in october and on Febr '15 you will get one in EU, in US in the summer '15.. the new A4 will be shown in Geneva 2015, and sold in June-July 2015 in EU; the new A5 in february 2016 (with the new Q5), the new A8 not before the end of '17 in USA, I believe.

Funny thing about the new Q7: my dealer went in february to the meeting in Germany for all the East Europe dealers... in the factory there was a car suspended 4m high on the ceiling by metal chains... the new Q7!
But when they came back and told about the new design, other dealers from other areas told that the Q7 that they were shown was compl. different!
It seems that Audi showed 3 different Q7 variants to their clients to watch the reaction at the new design of the SUV...
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Matrix LED Headlights

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From here: Audi Demonstrates Effects Of Matrix LED Headlights: Video

Audi has developed high-beam headlights that can detect other vehicles on the road and dim part of the light beam so that they don’t blind other drivers while at the same time continue to cast their full light in the areas surrounding the other vehicles. This works because the light beams are created using numerous LEDs—about 25 per headlight unit—spread over a grid, and these can then be individually controlled depending on the situation.
The technology is called the Matrix LED and at present only works when the driver switches on the high-beams and selects the headlights’ automatic function. The headlights get their instructions from a computer that processes images of the road taken by an on-board camera. In built-up areas like around town, the Matrix LED function only starts working at speeds above 60 kmh (37 mph), and out of town it’s activated at speeds above 30 kmh (18 mph).

In addition, the Matrix LED headlights also function as a cornering light. Using predictive route data supplied by the navigation system, the focus of the beam is shifted towards the bend even before the driver turns the steering wheel. These first two functions are demonstrated in the video above, but there’s one more benefit.

There is also a marker light that works together with the optional night vision assistant. As soon as a pedestrian is detected in front of the vehicle, individual LEDs flash briefly three times in succession to alert that person, who is then clearly visible to the driver.

The Matrix LED technology made its debut on the 2015 Audi A8, although we haven’t seen it in the U.S. yet. The reason is that local rules stipulate a car’s headlights must have separate high- and low-beam settings. However, Audi’s Matrix LED technology, which controls the high-beam function of the headlight, means the high-beam setting creates both high- and low-beam light. Audi, along with other automakers developing similar technology, is currently lobbying to get this rule changed.
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this aint got nothing on Laser!!! fucking Laser!!!
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this aint got nothing on Laser!!! fucking Laser!!!
Every time I hear you talk about lasers, all I can think about is Austin Powers, lol!!

" I want freakin Sharks, with freakin laser beams attached to their freakin heads!"

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Arrow DieselGate

There’s been plenty of bad news in the wake of Dieselgate, but this could be the worst of it. The
Audi R8 may be killed off as part of a vast cost-cutting plan at the German carmaker, brought about as a way for VW to recoup some of its losses brought about as a result of the emissions cheating scandal, according to media reports.

The cuts at Audi reportedly go far deeper than just the automaker’s mid-engined supercar. Citing German magazine Der Spiegel, Autocar reports that the cost-cutting plans could mean the loss of Audi’s widely-used MLB platform. Currently, Audi builds around 770,000 MLB-based vehicles per year.

If accurate, the loss of the MLB (which stands for Modularer Längsbaukasten, or “Modular Longitudinal Matrix”) architecture would be a far bigger blow than the loss of the R8—certainly for Audi, and potentially to the other luxury divisions of the VW Group. In addition to serving as the basis for the A4 and every larger Audi sedan, MLB is also the basic skeleton of the Audi Q7 and the Bentley Bentayaga.

To make up for the loss of the popular platform, Audi would reportedly move the smaller models currently built on MLB, such as the A4 and A5, to the MQB platform used for transverse-engined VWs such as the Passat and Golf. Larger vehicles like the A6 would move to the MSB platform introduced on the new Porsche Panamera.

Adding insult to injury, Autocar also says Audi will also not be receiving a massive planned research center at its Ingoldstadt headquarters; the company will also lose out on a new wind tunnel and crash test facility. The carmaker is also reportedly considering pulling out of Le Mans racing, as The Drive reported last week.While startling, the purported massive pullback at Audi isn’t without reason. Between the Dieselgate payouts and the VW Group’s massive push into electric vehicles in advance of its plan to sell three million EVs a year by 2025, the massive car conglomerate is looking to save money wherever it can.

Still...Audi, c’mon. You gotta find a way to keep the R8 around. You’re not gonna make Tony Stark go back to driving an Acura, are you?


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Well that really sucks.
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That's interesting....considering that all of the R&D is already paid for, along with the setting the factory and tooling, etc. Does that mean the R8 is not making money for Audi?

The same goes for the MLB platform...if it's already there, I'd have imagined it makes sense to keep using that platform, rather than moving A4, A5, to a VW platform....
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Lasers

Maybe someone finally got DOT approval for lasers?

Photo of the day: Audi R8 takes lasers to the US | Top Gear

Audi launches laser lights in America with a tasty R8 V10 Plus special

The Audi R8 has been equipped with laser headlights for a little while, but only now is such tech available in the US. It’s an occasion Audi has marked with the car you see here.

This is the R8 V10 plus exclusive edition (someone at Audi really doesn’t like upper-case letters). And we think it is excellent.

Alright, so perhaps supercars ought to be a lairy yellow rather than a flat grey. But we’re pretty taken by ‘Quantum Gray’, particularly as Audi has thrown in some ‘Solar Orange’ on the carbon sideblades to liven things up. Looks cracking, no?

It’s meant to be a moving advert for Audi’s ‘exclusive’ customisation scheme, and as such, its designers have gone to town on the design flourishes. The interior is a festival of Alcantara, carbon and orange detailing, while there are fixed-back racing seats inside, too.

There’s carbon aplenty on the exterior too, as well as those nifty headlights. Audi’s making 25 in total, with a price tag of $229,200. That’s around £185,000; spec a V10 Plus to that level in the UK (they start below £135k) and you’ll be doing very well indeed…
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Audi Admits Cheat Device in Automatic Transmission that can Distort Emissions During Testing
U.S. regulator found another cheat device in Audi car - report
Audi Confirms Emissions Irregularities With Automatic Gearboxes - Motor Trend

Earlier this summer, officials at the California Air Resources Board reportedly discovered a cheat device in the automatic transmission of an older Audi vehicle. The device, activated based on the angle of the steering wheel, has been used on both gasoline and diesel Audi models sold in Europe, the report said.

Under testing conditions, the software tells the transmission to shift more rapidly and in a way that lowers emissions, reports Sueddeutsche Zeitung, citing a VW document.

“Adaptive shift programs can lead to incorrect and non-reproducible results,” when tested, VW told Reuters in response to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung report.
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What defines "testing conditions"? The test and results were acceptable at time of testing, they should be allowed to pass on. At this point, it seems like more of a witch hunt than anything real.
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Testing conditions refer to when the car is undergoing government emission testing. The device means that the car knows when the car is being tested. And when it's being tested, it goes into a different mode, a mode that is different than the real world mode. This is cheating.
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^^^^^

Agree with Iforyou.

Volks/Audi engineers deliberately manipulates the engine operation mapping in order to reduce the level of harmful emission only under emission tests, but not under actual driving conditions.

With a global corporation as big as Volkswagen Group, this is cheating in a grand scale.
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Does anyone know how this AWD system is different from SH-AWD? The new quattro looks eerily similar.

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Does anyone know how this AWD system is different from SH-AWD? The new quattro looks eerily similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdP0XK2Dnn0
This has 2 clutches (one in the front and one in the back) vs the SH-AWD's one clutch at the rear that connect to the diff. One other thing stuck out to me, they had the words "all wheel control" mentioned multiple times in the video, that is mitsubishi speak for AWD....they should be careful if that's trademarked lol.
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This has 2 clutches (one in the front and one in the back) vs the SH-AWD's one clutch at the rear that connect to the diff. One other thing stuck out to me, they had the words "all wheel control" mentioned multiple times in the video, that is mitsubishi speak for AWD....they should be careful if that's trademarked lol.
Thanks. I'm not much of a mechanical guy (Chemical Engineer by trade), so some of this stuff goes over my head. The description is clear, but it seems functionally similar to the SH-AWD. Audi purists appear to be crying foul, but I don't think they wouldn't notice the difference. My A4 is the auto, so I don't have this on mine.
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Thanks. I'm not much of a mechanical guy (Chemical Engineer by trade), so some of this stuff goes over my head. The description is clear, but it seems functionally similar to the SH-AWD. Audi purists appear to be crying foul, but I don't think they wouldn't notice the difference. My A4 is the auto, so I don't have this on mine.
Lol no problem man. One other thing I forgot was that this system also relies on braking to send power to the other wheels (like a quasi limited slip differential) whereas Acuras have two individual clutches on each rear half axle that lockup and can send 100% of rear power to one wheel. The system in this Audi will never be able to do that, though other systems with active differentials can. Chemical engineer? NEAT!
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Does anyone know how this AWD system is different from SH-AWD? The new quattro looks eerily similar.
I don't think quattro ultra can do active torque vectoring. It does passive torque vectoring by braking the inside wheel like other cheap systems. There's something called quattro with sport differential though which does active torque vectoring. But I think that's only available on higher end Audi's.

It seems like quattro ultra can do 100% FWD. In fact, if I'm understanding correctly, a quattro ultra-equipped car is primarily a FWD car unless the situation requires AWD.

SH-AWD on the other hand is always AWD. I think the most FWD biased setting is 90%/10% F/R distribution as found in the RDX, TL, etc.

I can see that some Audi purists may not like the ultra system as it's not really a permanent awd system, let alone, a real quattro system.
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first diesel gate now this one.

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Audi and Volvo will use Android as the operating system in upcoming cars



Google has taken a major step toward turning Android into a complete operating system for cars that doesn’t require the use of a phone. The company announced partnerships with Audi and Volvo today, ahead of this week’s I/O developer’s conference, that will see those carmakers build new branded infotainment systems using Android 7.0 Nougat.

The manufacturer-tweaked versions of Google’s operating system will power the cars’ main touchscreen displays, as well as the digital dashboards behind the steering wheel. They will add new services like Google Assistant to the apps and integrations already available on Android Auto. But Android will now also control basic functions like heating and cooling, seat position, or opening and closing the windows. (It won’t go as far as controlling critical safety systems like brakes, though, according to Google.) Volvo says it plans to launch its Android on new models within two years, while Audi will show its version off in the new Audi Q8 Sport concept.The Q8 Sport Concept running Audi’s new Android-powered infotainment systemTaking over a car’s entire infotainment system — as opposed to just running on top of the one created by the manufacturer — has always seemed to be the endgame for Google’s initial efforts with Android Auto. Google has been reportedly working on it as far back as late 2014, when a report in Reutersindicated that the software giant was aiming to turn Android Auto into something that could control a car’s systems and wouldn’t require a smartphone.

Google officially exposed those ambitions at last year’s I/O conference when it showed off a Maserati Ghibli with a 4K, 15-inch vertical center touchscreen that was running a version of Android that could control everything from the radio to the HVAC system. This past January, Google and Fiat Chrysler (the parent company of Maserati) announced they were working on combining FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system with Android 7.0 Nougat — an apparent precursor to today’s news.

At that time, Google said this automotive version of Android would still be open source, and that it wouldn’t necessarily lock out Apple’s CarPlay (or even the Android Auto app). That still appears to be the case. Patrick Brady, vice president of engineering for Android, toldBloomberg News that Apple's CarPlay would still be able to run on top of this new embedded Android system. And a representative for Volvo tells The Verge that there is “no change in functionality with regards to CarPlay, nor is there a change in the many partners with whom we collaborate.”
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They are all dual screens, why do the audi ones look so much better
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I hate that it's a touch screen and I hate that it's android.

And dual screens are terrible
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What's wrong with Android? It's just as simple to use as anything Apple...
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What's wrong with Android? It's just as simple to use as anything Apple...
Android tends to be less secure, more prone to malware, but my biggest problem with it is Google's inability to get updates out in a timely manner.
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Lol, are you sure you want to get into the Android vs iOS debate here?

I wonder if someone is an Audi enthusiast and an Apple fan boy, would they consider buying a new Audi that runs Android......
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What's wrong with Android? It's just as simple to use as anything Apple...
I'm less concerned about usability than about security. Who will be responsible for rolling out updates and bug fixes? If it's anything like with Android smartphones, users will be F'ed. Google, Android handset manufacturers, and carriers have been known to be slow at rolling out bug/security updates. Then there are those Android handset manufacturers who just completely abandon their devices after 1 year.

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Lol, are you sure you want to get into the Android vs iOS debate here?

I wonder if someone is an Audi enthusiast and an Apple fan boy, would they consider buying a new Audi that runs Android......
There aren't just two operating systems.

I would recommend a QNX based solution, personally.
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Yea. But my question is, would it deter certain buyers if the whole infotainment system runs on Android. It seems like that's the route Audi is going at the moment.
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While some people (iphone users) certain would protest, but i don't think it is a deal breaker. At the end of the day, they still can stream most of whatever they need to stream via bluetooth.

Alot of the cars have Apple play only, we don't hear Android users boycott certain cars because of that. ( like me)
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Yea. But my question is, would it deter certain buyers if the whole infotainment system runs on Android. It seems like that's the route Audi is going at the moment.
Well, as long as it interfaces with CarPlay (a feature already available in Audi models), I don't think anyone will care as much what the infotainment system runs on. Especially because you can bet Audi and Volvo will both use heavily skinned versions of Android.

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While some people (iphone users) certain would protest, but i don't think it is a deal breaker. At the end of the day, they still can stream most of whatever they need to stream via bluetooth.

Alot of the cars have Apple play only, we don't hear Android users boycott certain cars because of that. ( like me)
I agree, but I think the implementation will be key. CarPlay will be available on both brands even if Android runs the rest of the infotainment.

I have truly been puzzled by cars that include just CarPlay. Android is way more phones overall.
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