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Audi details infotainment system inside 2016 Q7 at NAIAS

Audi of America’s Pom Malhotra is providing some interesting details about the infotainment system installed in the recently unveiled 2016 Q7. The video was recorded in Detroit this week at the North American International Auto Show where the vehicle made its world debut with a cabin which Audi says obtained the best-in-class aeroacoustics results thanks to the premium acoustic insulation.

At the heart of the interior is the latest development of the 7-inch MMI system with a bigger touchpad from where the driver controls just about all functions of the car. Each input on this touchpad is followed shortly by an acoustic and haptic information and the driver has the possibility of entering characters as well as performing multi-finger gestures to zoom in on a map.

The main functions of the 2016 Q7 can be accessed by using the rotary push button and two rocker switches while the multifunction steering wheel also provides easy access to some of the car’s functions. Opt for the more expensive MMI navigation plus and you get a larger 12.3-inch TFT screen which serves as the digital customizable instrument cluster, as seen in the third generation Audi TT. Instead of the standard 7-inch MMI screen, the optional feature brings a larger 8.3-inch display while the rear seats can get 10.1-inch tablets.

Adrian Padeanu

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