Audi was awarded by Auto Bild and Computer Bild as winner of their Pioneer Award in recognition of its piloted driving technology.
After tallying approximately 320,000 votes, the brand with the four rings emerged from the reader poll for the “Connected Car Award,” sponsored by Auto Bild and Computer Bild, with three awards out of the eight categories.
In the Telephone category readers rated Audi phone box, which pairs a mobile phone with the car, as the best technology.
For Navigation, Audi’s map display with Google Earth images was voted best.
In the Internet category, the participating readers chose Audi’s combination of LTE and Wi-Fi as their preferred technology. Audi said the high-speed mobile communications standard delivers high data volumes to the car, and the Wi-Fi hotspot transfers them to mobile devices.
“We are obviously delighted at our success in the Connected Car Award,” commented Ricky Hudi, Head of Development Electrics/Electronics at Audi. “We have put a lot of hard work into this area in recent years. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved. Such an award is both a motivation and an encouragement to come up with yet more pioneering technological achievements.”
The awards ceremony will take place in early January at the International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.