April 11, 2001

Audi Announces Partnership with OnStar

NEW YORK - Audi of America will partner with OnStar to bring telematics services to their customers beginning with the redesigned Audi A4 later this year, Audi of America Vice President Len Hunt announced today at the New York International Auto Show.

"Audi customers deserve and expect to have the latest safety and convenience features incorporated into the new, technologically advanced A4," Hunt said. "Introducing a state-of-the art telematics program into the A4, shows that Audi will use the best technology and capability available from around the globe to satisfy our customers' needs."

"OnStar is very pleased to have developed a relationship with Audi of America, which further validates the OnStar brand as the industry leader in the area of in-vehicle communications and services," said Chet Huber, president of OnStar.

"Audi telematics by OnStar" will offer customers a variety of safety, security and convenience features, such as automatic notification of air-bag deployment, remote door lock/unlock, stolen vehicle tracking, route guidance and concierge services. In addition, Audi owners will be able to retrieve personalized Internet-based information like e-mail and news reports through OnStar Virtual Advisor, or make hands-free cellular phone calls via a personal calling system. Eventually, Audi Telematics by OnStar will be available throughout the product line.

About Audi

Audi is an international developer and manufacturer of high-quality cars. The company has been distributing Audis in the United States since 1969. In 2000, Audi of America reported its all-time best sales year by selling 80,372 vehicles in the United States, the company's largest export market. Worldwide sales in 2000 were about 650,000 worldwide. Audi maintains production sites in Germany, Hungary, Brazil, China and South Africa. For more information on Audi of America, visit the Web site at www.audiusa.com.

About OnStar OnStar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Corp., uses GPS satellite technology and wireless communication to link the driver and vehicle to the 24-hour OnStar Center, where advisors provide real-time, personalized help. OnStar services include automatic air bag notification, stolen vehicle tracking, emergency services, remote door unlock, roadside assistance with location, remote diagnostics, route support, convenience services and concierge services. New services include OnStar Personal Calling, which allows drivers to make and receive phone calls in a completely hands-free, voice-activated manner through a powerful phone embedded in the vehicle, and Virtual Advisor. For more information on OnStar, visit the Web site at www.onstar.com