- Four prizes in total at the “Connected Car Award 2014”
- Overall victory for new Audi TT: best connected car
- First places in the Navigation, Internet and Entertainment categories
Well connected: Audi was the most successful brand at the “Connected Car Award” organized by Auto Bild and Computer Bild. The four rings won four awards altogether. The brand took top spot in the Navigation, Internet and Entertainment categories. The Audi TT* came top overall in “Connected Car 2014.”
“The awards are testimony to our successes in the field of connectivity. Thanks to sophisticated assistance systems, connected infotainment and intelligent car‑to‑car communication we are creating connected reality,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. Ricky Hudi, Head of Electrics/Electronics Development, adds: “Our Audi connect services substantially boost road safety, drive comfort and efficiency. Awards like these confirm our consistent development work and encourage us to continue delivering pioneering services.”
Audi excelled in the “Navigation” category with the map display via Google Earth and Google Street View as well as with the point‑of‑interest search using voice commands. In the “Internet” category, Audi claimed victory with the high‑speed LTE data transmission, as the first automaker to completely integrate this standard into the car. In the “Entertainment” category, users voted the MMI touch and the Audi virtual cockpit into top spot.
The prize‑giving ceremony for the “Connected Car Award” will be held in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
*Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.5 – 4.2** (31.4 – 56.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 174 – 110** (280.0 – 177.0 g/mi)
**The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.