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Audi’s new R8 will be sporting headlights combining laser and LED technologies. The company says it’s revealing the conventionally powered R8′s headlights as the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car. The base R8 uses LED headlights which can be supplemented by a laser high-beam lighting module as an option, stated Audi. The […]

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Audi has just taken a huge step towards integrating fuel-cell technologies in its vehicles. Audi AG announced February 11 it has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, Audi stated the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian clean energy company until 2019. Per […]

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The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has been named the car with the most stable residual value in its class. This according to Auto Bild magazine and market research institute Schwacke, in Germany. The A3 e-tron stood out with the best residual value forecast among the compact cars, receiving the title “Wertmeister 2015.” Every year, Auto Bild […]

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Audi’s semi-autonomous A7 successfully completed the 560 miles drive between the Silicon Valley and Las Vegas. And the goal for this drive was not a gamble. Audi stated the mostly hands-free Audi A7 Sportback piloted driving concept has arrived in Las Vegas in time for the Consumer Electronics Show held until January 9. Starting in […]

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Audi will demonstrate the capabilities of its autonomous driving technology between Silicon Valley and Las Vegas. The German automaker said it is demonstrating that the era of automated driving is nearly here by having one of its cars cover more than 550 miles of piloted highway driving with journalists behind the wheel,. The long-distance test […]

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Audi’s 2015 A3 and S3 sedans, offering a mix of diesel, turbocharged and gasoline engines, have earned a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. This New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating is the highest crash test rating currently available, being added to IIHS Top […]

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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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CO2-neutral synthetic fuels is one direction Audi is aiming its fuel researches. The German automaker’s latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. Audi said it opened the plant November 14 with its project partners Climeworks and sunfire. Audi added with this collaboration, it is, […]

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We hear the question often: do hybrid vehicles really save money? Research company Vincentric, specialized in cost-of-ownership data, studied the matter. In releasing its most recent Hybrid Analysis, the company stated 10 of 31 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterpart. Over the past three years […]

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This weekend Audi will follow through on existing plans to tackle a race track with an autonomous version of its Audi RS7 sans driver. More than sedately piloting a street course, Audi will attempt to turn a hot lap in the 150-mph high-performance car with no human at the wheel. The previously reported goal of […]

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