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Audi increases deliveries by 7.0 percent in July

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“Audi is preparing itself rigorously for the future with new models and structures,” says Bram Schot, interim CEO and Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG. “At the moment we feel a positive response to our models, but in the coming months the largest model initiative in our history and the switch to WLTP proves demanding.” Europe performed positively, reporting a month-end figure of around 79,250 deliveries, up 14.3 percent. This is thanks to an extraordinary effect from the sale of models in stock. In response to the switch to the ... Read More »

Audi and Huawei sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

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“We are intensifying our joint research with Huawei in the area of Intelligent Connected Vehicles,” explained Saad Metz, Executive Vice President of Audi China, adding: “Our aim is to improve safety and optimize traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities. The concepts will initially be concentrated on the Chinese market.” Intelligent Connected Vehicles allow relevant information to be exchanged with the surrounding environment. To achieve this, cars need a high-quality, stable data connection. The expansion of this communication requi... Read More »

Audi fleshes out its corporate strategy and plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

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In order to release resources for the package of investments amounting to billions of euros, Audi adopted its Action and Transformation Plan towards the end of last year. It has the objectives of tapping into new revenue sources, improving cost structures and accelerating the corporate transformation with regard to new business models. That will considerably increase the scope for investment. By 2025, approximately €40 billion is to flow into strategic areas such as e-mobility, autonomous driving and digitization. This also applies to the digit... Read More »

Audi Brussels receives certificate for CO2-neutral automobile production

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Audi Brussels will start production of the first all-electric series-produced model from the Four Rings before the end of this year. It makes a statement with a range suitable for everyday use and with innovative, digital technology on board. Audi pursues a holistic approach with regard to sustainable premium mobility. For this reason, the company attaches great importance to the resource-conserving production of its electric SUV. Right from the start of production, Audi Brussels will produce the series version of the Audi e-tron prototype with... Read More »

Audi, Italdesign and Airbus combine self-driving car and passenger drone

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The dominant interior feature is a 49-inch screen, while interaction between humans and the machine is performed by speech and face recognition, eye-tracking and a touch function. The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. Audi is supporting the project with know-how on battery technology and automation. “Creativity is needed where new mobility concepts for cities and people’s diverse needs are concerned. Italdesign is an incubator for innovative technologies and radical prototyp... Read More »

Audi Short Film Award for “Solar Walk”

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Hungarian director Réka Bucsi from Budapest wins the Audi Short Film Award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival with her film “Solar Walk”. The 29 year old was able to convince the International Short Film Jury with her virtuoso animation film. It follows the journey of individuals and their creations in space. In its series of sequences and situations, “Solar Walk” recalls the liberating effect of automatic writing which was employed by the surrealists in the 1920s as the basis for a new kind of creativity. This year, the central ... Read More »

Good ideas from employees: AUDI AG saves approximately €108.6 million in 2017

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Audi places importance on quick and lean processes in its ideas management: Experts from the relevant departments examine the employees’ suggestions at headquarters and decided directly on implementation. An online tool informs the employees about how the process is progressing and ensures maximum transparency. An internal ideas agency accompanies and advises the employees. The Audi employees receive financial rewards from the company for suggestions that are implemented, the amount of which depends on the savings achieved. “We always encour... Read More »

Save the date: Audi CEO Stadler to give keynote address at first UN congress on artificial intelligence

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Audi CEO Prof. Rupert Stadler will talk about the ethical and legal issues connected with autonomous driving as well as the future world of work. The summit meeting will be attended by international experts from the fields of politics, business and science. Researchers from the MIT Media Lab and the Singularity University will hold discussions with representatives of the WHO and UNESCO as well as experts from Microsoft and IBM Watson. The event is organized by the UN agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the XPRIZE Foundation e... Read More »

UNIVERSUM ranking: Audi is a preferred employer

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Audi is highly attractive with its projects for the future, especially for engineering graduates. Four weeks after taking first place in the Trendence survey*, engineering students have now voted Audi as the winner of the UNIVERSUM survey. “The pursuit of innovation is deeply ingrained in our DNA,” explained Antje Maas, Head of Human Resources Marketing at AUDI AG. “Young development engineers can help us to creatively shape the transformation of mobility as well as the modern world of work.” Impressions of the many innovative jobs at Audi are ... Read More »

Audi aims to repeat 24-hour victory at the Nürburgring

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No race track in the world is longer and no field, arguably, as large as the one at the Nürburgring. This year, 157 entrants will be in the race. “On the Audi Sport customer racing calendar, the Nürburgring has been a highlight since 2009. There’s no other endurance race in which our GT sports car has been equally successful,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. Between 2009 and 2011, the Audi R8 LMS won the GT3 class three times in succession and achieved podium places in the overall classification. 2012 and 2014 saw Audi... Read More »

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