Since we’re all stuck indoors – or, at least, most of us – and we can’t do what we would otherwise in better times without Coronavirus, car makers are looking for ways to keep customers entertained. Audi decided to create a virtual tour of its Ingolstadt plant, which is available online.
Dubbed Audistream, this is a way to ‘virtually’ escape isolation. According to the German car maker this is a guided tour of its plant and it’s also interactive, allowing you to pause and check out certain aspects in detail. The tour can take as little as fifteen minutes, but it doesn’t cover all sections of the plant.
That’s not such a problem, though, as seeing everything would probably take a full day. The Ingolstadt plant is as big as Monaco, for example, and even has its own train station.
Audi is the first car manufacturer to offer such an initiative. Fans of the four rings will experience the Audi A3 bodyshop and the A4 assembly line, all from a safe and virtual distance.
The best part about all this is that you can do it from anywhere in the world. All you need is a laptop or mobile internet-enabled device, and you can access AudiStream free of charge. Virtual visitors will see how 2,300 cars are produced daily by 45,000 workers, moving through every part of the process, right up to the point when the engines are switched on for the very first time.
All along the way, visitors will learn all the technical and technological detail behind the famous Audi Vorsprung durch Technik philosophy, thanks to an experienced tour guide who can answer all those burning questions over a live interactive discussion or online chat. To book a 20-minute time slot for the Audi factory tour, users simply need to visit www.audi.stream