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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport charging process
The Discovery Sport of the 2021 year reaches a new dimension in terms of the digital experience. Because the equipment of the series now includes the ultra-modern Pivi-Infotainment system, which was first seen in the new Land Rover Defender. Pivi is ready for use right from the start - its own battery and a separate data plan ensure immediate operation, and there is almost no need to boot the system. The integrated data connection enables free software updates "over-the-air" at any time, whereby the updates can be started at the right time as required. In this way, users of the Discovery Sport always have the latest data for maps, apps or the vehicle system - without having to visit the workshop. The backbone of the infotainment system is a new, high-performance electronic vehicle architecture. In Discovery Sport there is infotainment either as a Pivi version or - from the Discovery Sport S - as an even more extensive Pivi Pro.
With fuel prices skyrocketing all over the world, efficient driving is now more important than ever, the key to economising fuel. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this measure can help reduce fuel consumption by between 6% and 12%. That’s why an expert from SEAT S.A. has come up with 7 efficient driving tips to save on fuel and spare your wallet. 1. Drive smoothly. Sudden speed changes, like quick acceleration or hard braking, increase fuel consumption. 2. Switch off the engine when stopping for long periods. If you keep the engine running when your car isn’t moving, the engine overheats and fuel consumption increases. 3. Maintain a constant speed. Changes in speed affect fuel consumption, so it’s preferable to maintain the same speed as long as the flow of traffic and the road allow. 4. Use the engine brake. “Whenever possible, try to stop gently by taking your foot off the accelerator, to take advantage of the opposite pressure that the transmission on the engine, before pressing the brake pedal” Ángel advises. 5. Air conditioning or lower the windows? Air conditioning is one of the non-driving factors that consumes the most fuel, between 4% and 10% according to the IEA, while lowering the windows at medium and high speeds creates a drag effect: air enters the car and generates aerodynamic drag that slows it down and makes the engine work harder to keep up. 6. Keep an eye on your tyre pressure. This is a key safety aspect, but it also affects efficient driving. 7. Plan your route. A planned itinerary is vital for saving money. Unforeseen events, having to stop for traffic jams or getting lost on unfamiliar roads can make your trip unnecessarily long, and consequently, increase fuel consumption.
The automotive industry is going through a massive transformation – and Audi is right in the middle of it. On the Spotlight Corporate & Business, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann, Head of Corporate Strategy Silja Pieh, Head of Digitalization John Newman, and Audi General Secretary Martin Primus describe how the strategy „Vorsprung 2030“ and its implementation in the future look like.