Audi unveiled a compact electric car concept with a stand-alone level 4 unit and a winter garden interior.
While Volkswagen arrived at the Shanghai motor show with its incredible concept of electric SUVAudi focused on the compact car format of the city with the : ME. Five collected and full-bodied with 4.30 meters in length and 1.90 meters in width. Equipped with a level 4 autonomous driving technology, this concept car was designed primarily as a rolling show that seeks to recreate domestic environment, playing with materials, textiles and large electrochromic glass surfaces to .
With a wheelbase of 2.77 meters and a height of 1.52 meters, the Audi AI: ME offers a spacious interior in which you access through doors. Without a central pillar or tunnel for transmission, it really gives the impression of being in a living room. The backseat suggests a two-seater sofa whose backs fit the walls perfectly. Audi has even incorporated spacers into in the area of to simulate a where you come to push . According to the manufacturer, the presence of plants accentuates the sense of closeness with while helping to purify the environment.
On-board instruments, including the steering wheel and pedal, retract into the compartments and passengers can interact with the car's information and entertainment features via tactile and voice interfaces,to navigate , play or watch a movie, and even detect .
A ride aboard the Audi AI: ME. © Audi
Future Audi " intelligent and empathetic "
Outside, a network ofTriangular built-in bodywork will serve both for lighting and visual communication with other road users when AI: ME is running in stand-alone mode. This propulsion is equipped with an electric motor of 125 kW that carries 170 horses fed by a battery of 65 kWh whose autonomy is not indicated.
specifies that the AI: ME is intended for predominantly urban use, for between 20 and 70 km / h. Thanks to a and a relatively low (unspecified) weight, the city would be energetically efficient. " Long distances in terms of kilometers are less relevant than the ability to make good use of runtime "In other words, the Audi AI: ME will not necessarily take us very far, but the journey will be more enjoyable.
Of course, this concept is unlikely to be marketed as it is in the near future. But some ideas and technologies should expand for the future electric rings brand models.promises us that his future models will be " intelligent and empathetic », Able to adapt to your environment and your passengers. A discourse common to all .
What to remember
- Audi introduced a new electric concept car with autonomous driving.
- The German manufacturer sought to recreate a domestic environment for the interior of this compact city.