Audi redlight countdown clock Automotive News 

The Audi Red Light Countdown Clock Gamechanger

Audi is leveraging vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology by making a red light countdown timer available in some of their 2017 Q7, A4 and A4 allroad models. The implications of what this can do for the safety and awareness of the driver on the road are endless. How does it work? The Audi Red Light Countdown Clock is not a smartphone app—it’s a cloud-based platform that is integrated directly into the automaker’s communication system, and is visible on the instrument panel display. It taps into the traffic signal and road sensor data…

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Video: Mike Jackson on 2016 Audi Q3 at Detroit Auto Show

As Audi continues to gain market share in the highly-contested Premium Luxury segment, part of their strategy for success has included more entry-level offerings like the 2016 Audi Q3. Although the Audi Q7 SUV was the focus of attention at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Audi Q3 received a mild styling update that is very indicative of how the company will move forward in the future. The small Q3 crossover from Audi uses the company’s 2.0 TFSI engine in either front-wheel drive or available quattro…

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2016 Audi Q7 Automotive News 

2015 NAIAS: 2016 Audi Q7 gets redesigned, loses over 700 pounds

Audi came to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with the much anticipated next-generation Q7 Crossover/SUV. While the biggest highlight for the new 2016 Audi Q7 is that it has been completely redesigned and revamped, the outstanding news is that the Q7 has lost over 700 pounds. “The new Audi Q7 is a statement of our competence,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “Weighing 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) less, it sets the benchmark in its class. It is around 26 percent more efficient and is equipped…

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AutoNation’s Top 10 Cars To Look Forward To in 2015

The year 2014 is behind us so it’s only right that we take a look at the exciting new vehicles that will grace your local AutoNation stores in 2015. We’ve already seen some of the new vehicles that will hit stores in 2015 at the 2014 LA Auto Show, however, some of them will make their world debuts at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show later this month. In putting together the list, we focused on vehicles that we believe will generate the most buzz this year including the Ford…

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2016 Audi Q7 Automotive News 

2016 Audi Q7 Unveiled

Audi has confirmed that it will debut you the new 2016 Audi Q7 at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. For the new-generation of the Audi Q7, the premium SUV gets a total redesign inside out and also gets huge improvements in terms of technology and powertrain. “The new Q7 also marks the debut of the second-generation modular longitudinal platform, the Audi technology matrix for models with longitudinally mounted engines,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “Efficient development and manufacturing provide Audi with flexibility for offering new technologies and drive…

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