Audi is proud to announce they have won a 2015 L.E.A.D.E.R. Award in the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) category. The award was given by Automotive News Europe and the Automotive Intelligence Center of Bilbao in Spain who considered Audi has made significant contributions as far as the development, excellence and research in the global automotive industry.
The jury believes Audi has what it takes to establish new standards in the development of lightweight design and piloted driving thanks to models such as the second generation Q7 3.0 TDI which is a whopping 325 kg lighter than its predecessor along with the A7 piloted driving concept car which managed to complete an impressive 560-mile piloted drive from Silicon Valley in California to this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hackenberg Member of the Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development, received the 2015 L.E.A.D.E.R. Award during a special event organized on June 10 at an Automotive News Europe gala event in Birmingham, UK. Speaking at the ceremony, Hackenberg mentioned “I’m very pleased that this award highlights our pioneering role in lightweight design and piloted driving. Audi will continue to bring its automobiles to new levels of convenient, connected and efficient premium mobility.”