The infotainment systems featured in the Audi allroad quattro concept are just as trendsetting and progressive as everything else in the car. They include a 3D off-road navigation system controlled via the MMI operating system. A compass as well as a display presenting the car's current longitudinal and lateral angle are also integrated in the screen.
A new feature is the option for the driver to interactively record non-digitalized routes while driving. Then, once activated, the system will register the route taken including all bends and even differences in elevation.
A digital camera next to the interior mirror provides the further option of integrating real-life photos in the screen.
The driver is able to activate the screen and its presentation functions in three different modes: as a three-dimensional topographical map with colored shading, as a map with integrated elevation lines, or as a true-to-life picture with references to local vegetation. The photos provide a visual reference to recognizable points and highlights along the way, such as road junctions or buildings.
Audi's MMI system is able to use both radio and TV stations as well as the DVD changer as sources for the infotainment function. Audi Rear Seat Entertainment, in turn, comprises two 7-inch monitors integrated in the headrests, enabling the passengers at the rear to enjoy either TV programs or a DVD film. All control elements for the system are housed conveniently in the center console media compartment, where there are also various connections for electronic equipment, including USB slots. This even allows the passengers to enjoy DVD games with joystick control on the road - certainly a very pleasant entertainment option not only for children on a long journey.
ERL - High-Tech development in the USA
Audi Road Vision and the OLED display, hydrophobic coating and infra-red sensors: These components and modules featured on the Audi allroad quattro concept are just some of the many innovations developed by the Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Palo Alto, California. This high-tech think-tank belonging to the Group, with a team numbering 40 research specialists in the meantime, has been developing new technologies for Audi cars and other brands within the Group since 1998. Right in the heart of Silicon Valley, ERL uses its direct contacts to leading manufacturers in the US electronics industry and direct proximity to the world-renowned Stanford University to cooperate closely in creating innovative applications and systems for implementation in future generations of progressive vehicles.