Audi’s next-generation infotainment system will start rolling out this summer, the automaker has confirmed, with most 2021 vehicles set to get its upgraded Connect system.
The Audi Connect system will look much the same as the infotainment UI that’s in the current Audi range. Depending on the model, that can be split across two touchscreens in the center console, or condensed into one; it can also feature Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, the digital instrumentation cluster.
However there’s more to Audi Connect than meets the eye. For a start, it’ll feature Audi’s first implementation of the myAudi app. When inside the vehicle, the Audi MMI (multimedia interface) and Audi virtual cockpit becomes the mechanic of use.
The myAudi app is the central nervous system for Audi connect and allows digital access to the vehicle, anywhere and at any time. It is through this point that the driver can access important vehicle information, manage data and configure and set up certain services. Once activated, the app connects the vehicle with the driver’s everyday life. At any time and from anywhere, the driver will be able to call up real-time information about the vehicle and keep an eye on the fuel level, range, service appointments, and warning messages.
In the background there’s a new Linux-based OS running everything, along with HD voice communication support.
According to Audi, models getting Audi Connect will include the new Audi A4, Audi Q2 (late arrival), Audi TT, and Audi R8. More models will follow on after that. Expect the first so-equipped Audi A4 cars to arrive in dealerships in October 2020.
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