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New Audi A4 B9 video briefly details technology features

The new Audi A4 B9 is back in another promotional video and this time we get to check out some of the most important technology features.

First up, the fancy digital instrument cluster (aka “Audi Virtual Cockpit”) is an optional feature available only if you go for the MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch setup. It consists of a 12.3-inch fully digital display with a 1,440 x 540-pixel resolution and works at 60 fps, so the user experience should be silky smooth.

There’s also smartphone integration allowing you to manage the device straight through the infotainment system thanks to support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto. You just have to hook up your into the USB port your iPhone running on at least iOS 7.1 or an Android smartphone that must have the 5.0 Lollipop or up operating system.

The video continues with the optional matrix LED headlights that in low-beam mode resemble an eye and use 11 light diodes requiring just 20 watts of power. As for the full beam, the light is produced by twelve LEDs with three reflectors and there’s a camera on the inside that provides data, so the control unit will know when to switch these LEDS on and off individually or even dim them in one of the 64 available stages.

Lastly, there’s the optional Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System featuring no less than 19 loudspeakers, a 16-channel amplifier and a total power of 755 watts. It offers support for 3D sound based on a new algorithm developed by Audi in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen.

Sounds good? The new A4 is now available across Europe and will hit stateside next year.

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Adrian Padeanu

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