At the beginning of next year, Audi will sell its brand new A8 generation, the German builder’s flag ship unit. As 1 of the brand new option of the auto, Audi launched a variety of services Google and info to the luxurious sedan through the network.
This is how it works, the Germans said: 'the Audi online services allow the new A8 to retrieve up-to-date information from the internet via the optionally integrated GPRS/EDGE modem in the MMI navigation plus'.
'The user can search online with Google for points-of-interest directly from within the MMI, the versatile search engine accepting such free text search queries as 'delicatessen' or 'shoe boutique'. The results are then displayed on the onboard map or used as destinations for route calculation'.
And it's done with the multimedia interface's help, an 'operating concept incorporating a touchpad – known as MMI touch. Also included are an integrated hard disk for navigation, phone and audio data and a graphics processor capable of generating high-quality, three dimensional images'.
'The MMI analyzes navigation data predicatively, relaying information to the control units managing the automatic cruise control with Stop & Go, adaptive lights and the 8-speed tiptronic gearbox so that these systems can precisely adapt their function to conditions well in advance'.
All these services, unfortunately, will be available only in wisely selected markets. Meaning that if your state doesn't support this application, it won’t be very helpful to you. Only in vacations maybe.
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