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AI and the future automotive experience

12 January 2017

The recent CES included a number of innovations and concepts pitched at the emerging world of autonomous drive. However, we also heard of new concepts that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the vision of the autonomous future.


ANALYSIS - The CFRP & aluminium Audi R8 V10 plus

19 December 2016

It might have a 449kW (610PS) V10 engine but without its lightweight hybrid platform, the Audi R8 V10 plus wouldn't have such devastating performance. How devastating? Top speed is 330km/h (205mph) and zero to 100km/h takes just 3.2 seconds.


Audi finds another niche with RS Q3 performance

6 December 2016

The 367PS RS Q3 performance might seem like a model which no-one asked for. Small sales numbers but big margins from high-priced niche vehicles such as this one are, however, what have helped to keep Audi ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.


Audi's Q2 makes the case for petrol

7 November 2016

The new Audi Q2 begins deliveries to UK customers next weekend (12th November), but before then the UK motoring press were invited to a first drive in the Suffolk countryside in early November.

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HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


INTERVIEW: Danny Shapiro NVIDIA

2 July 2014

For two decades, NVIDIA says it has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. Its technologies are finding applications in video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Automotive can now be added to the list. Ian Adcock spoke to the company's marketing director, Danny Shapiro, to find out more.

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Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Toyota Motor Europe has announced. SsangYong will also have a concept at the show: a 4.7m long seven-seat SUV.


Chinese Audi dealers demand US$4bn to cover losses

17 February 2017

Audi dealers in China are demanding CNY28bn yuan ($4bn) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes-Benz overtake the luxury brand last month, Bloomberg reported.


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi...


Bosch US$328m diesel settlement but no liability

3 February 2017

Bosch has followed hard on the heels of Volkswagen in reaching civil settlements of US$328m in the US in connection with VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles, although the German supplier is at pains to stress "no acknowledgement of the alleged facts, no acceptance of any liability."


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales increase 11% in January 2016

3 February 2017

Audi of America’s January sales increased 11% to 13,201 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans performed well, with the Q3, Q5 SUVs and the A4 and A6 sedan models leading the volume gains. After its seventh consecutive year of record sales in the US, Audi...


VW agrees settlement with private plaintiffs/USFTC

2 February 2017

Parent company Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America said they had reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding around 78,000 affected vehicles with three-litre TDI V6 diesel engines in the United States.


Audi strike bellwether for Hungary labour pressure

26 January 2017

Hungary's Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (MAJOSZ) says today's (26 January) walkout by Audi workers in the country is symptomatic of severe wage pressure being exerted from dire labour shortages.


just-auto Plus only Audi Mexican plant rolls off 8-millionth Audi

20 January 2017

Audi is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big,...


Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.


just-auto Plus only Samsung Exynos processors selected for Audi

18 January 2017

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, on 18 January 2017 announced its participation in the Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) as a partner supplier of Exynos processors, its own System-on-Chip (SoC) solution, for...


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.


Investors want VW reforms, more transparency

12 January 2017

Volkswagen investors have demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal.


just-auto Plus only Paice agrees settlement with VW/Audi/Porsche

12 January 2017

Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, and the Abell Foundation announced on 11 January 2017 that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche regarding Paice’s hybrid vehicle patents. Terms of the...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group sales surge 10.9% in 2016

12 January 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced on 5 January 2017 that its annual sales exceeded 3m units again in 2016, with its wholesale deliveries and terminal sales surged 9.2% and 10.9% year on year to 3.106m and 3.147m units respectively. FAW-Volkswagen, a...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales surge 12.2% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volkswagen Group China on 10 January 2017 announced year-end results for 2016: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.98m (3.55m; +12.2%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong...


just-auto Plus only Audi global sales up 3.8% in 2016

10 January 2017

Audi AG increased its global sales to around 1,871,350 automobiles in 2016, 3.8% more than in the previous record-breaking year 2015. During the ongoing, wide-ranging renewal of the model range, sales increased in all core regions: in Europe (+7.6%), in North...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Audi stresses AI on driverless Q7 at CES

6 January 2017

Audi says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key technology for piloted driving – that’s why Audi and strong partners from the electronics industry are jointly developing game-changing know-how in the field of machine learning. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Audi is presenting the Audi Q7 deep learning concept, a piloted driving car made possible thanks to collaboration with Nvidia.


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales grew 13.7% in December 2016

5 January 2017

Audi sales in the United States grew 4% in 2016 for a total of 210,213 vehicles, surpassing 2015 as the brand’s best annual performance. December 2016 sales increased 13.7% to 23,195 vehicles. December 2016 marked the best-ever month of sales in Audi...


just-auto Plus only Intel acquiring 15% ownership stake in HERE

4 January 2017

Intel has agreed to purchase a 15% ownership stake in HERE, a global provider of digital maps and location-based services, from HERE’s current indirect shareholders: Audi AG, BMW AG and Daimler AG. In conjunction with Intel’s acquisition of a...


just-auto Plus only HBPO opens new front-end module plant in Mexico

23 December 2016

HBPO, the auto industry’s leading supplier of modular front-end systems, has opened a new facility in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico, to support assembly of Audi’s Q5 luxury SUV. The 89,000-square-foot HPBO facility currently produces Q5 front-end...


just-auto Plus only Enel/Verbund/EV carmakers join over EVA+ project

23 December 2016

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) is an electric mobility project to be carried out in Italy and Austria for which a grant agreement worth a maximum of EUR4.2m (US$4.38m) has already been signed with INEA, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency delegated...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.9% in November 2016

19 December 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group rose by 7.9% to 899,400 units in November. The Company delivered 9.38m new vehicles from January to November 2016, an increase of 3.1%. "November was a strong month for all our Group brands. We are headed for a...


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales up 4.3% in November 2016

13 December 2016

Audi continues its course of growth: The brand’s deliveries increased by 4.3% to around 154,050 units in the past month. Demand rose sharply in Europe where two important new models, the Audi Q2 and the Audi A5, were launched on the market only recently....


just-auto Plus only Audi China selects Parkopedia parking service

9 December 2016

Parkopedia, the world's largest parking service provider, announced today that it has been selected to be the new provider of Audi China's premium in-car 'Parking Info' Audi connect service. The Parkopedia premium parking service will be...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


just-auto Plus only Audi launches Traffic Light Information services

7 December 2016

“The launch of this technology is another in a long list of firsts for Audi that have positioned us as the industry leader in connectivity solutions,” said Audi of America president Scott Keogh. “V2I applications and services like Traffic...


Audi extends job guarantee for 61,000 to 2020

6 December 2016

Audi is extending its employment guarantee for around 61,000 employees in Germany for a further two years until 2020, with the current deal to be followed by further negotiations with the General Works Council.


just-auto Plus only Audi Q2 deep learning concept displayed at NIPS

6 December 2016

It’s one of the world’s most important specialist conferences for artificial intelligence: Every year the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) presents advances in the fields of machine learning and computational...

Audi news

Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Gene...


Chinese Audi dealers demand US$4bn to cover losses

17 February 2017

Audi dealers in China are demanding CNY28bn yuan ($4bn) to cover losses over the past three years...


just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to...


Bosch US$328m diesel settlement but no liability

3 February 2017

Bosch has followed hard on the heels of Volkswagen in reaching civil settlements of US$328m in th...


just-auto Plus only Audi US sales increase 11% in January 2016

3 February 2017

Audi of America’s January sales increased 11% to 13,201 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans perf...


VW agrees settlement with private plaintiffs/USFTC

2 February 2017

Parent company Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America said they had reached proposed agree...



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