Audi has managed to obtain a connectivity award given by prestigious publications auto motor und sport and CHIP. It was part of a survey organized by the two magazines in which more than 42,500 readers were asked to select the best connectivity features among the offerings from automobile and smartphone manufacturers, as well as software companies and phone service providers.
In the “Connectivity Awards 2014”, Audi managed to triumph in the Telephone Integration, Navigation, Connected Cars, Sound System and Entertainment/Multimedia categories. The awards ceremony is programmed for September 17 in Stuttgart, Germany. Audi won in these categories thanks to their phone box, MMI navigation plus system as well as the Bang & Olufsen Sound System and the LTE wireless communication standard.
The Audi connectivity award in the “Connected Cars” category has to do with the 12.3-inch TFT configurable digital instrument cluster installed in the third generation TT which was selected as being the best-connected car. Known as the Audi virtual cockpit, the display combines the instrument cluster with the MMI screen into a central digital unit, establishing “new standards with dynamic animations and precise graphics.”
Audi’s Head of Electrics/Electronics Development, Ricky Hudi, declared after the winner of the connectivity award was announced that „electronics play a key role in vehicle connectivity. Our team has worked hard here over the last few years. Awards like this spur us on to further pioneering achievements.”