With the optional augmented reality head-up display in the Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking a huge step forward in display technology. It reflects important information via the windshield on two separate levels, the status section and the augmented reality (AR) section. The information provided by some of the assist systems and the turning arrows of the navigation system as well as its starting points and destinations are visually superimposed in the corresponding place on the real-life outside world as content of the AR section and displayed dynamically. They appear to be floating at a physical distance of roughly ten meters (32.8 ft) to the driver. Depending on the situation, they appear considerably further ahead in some cases. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them, and they are extremely helpful in poor visibility conditions.
The new Ferrari Roma Highlights
"As part of an innovative communication campaign in the social media, witty details about the Ferrari Roma have now been published. To illustrate the concept of the new Dolce Vita, the car was staged at various symbolic locations in the Italian capital and received much praise and applause from all sides - the public as well as the critics. The latest coupé from Maranello is characterized by harmonious proportions and elegantly balanced volumes, in the tradition of the legendary GT models from Ferrari with a front-engine. The Ferrari Roma, timeless and refined, has a number of unique technical features that place it at the top of its segment in terms of performance and driving pleasure. These include, in particular, a new drive train with an 8-speed gearbox, the use of the 5-position Manettino for the first time in a Ferrari GT and the unique power-to-weight ratio. All of this makes the Ferrari Roma the most powerful front-mid engine V8 2+ in Ferrari history, and the most fun to drive. Not to forget that it also offers outstanding seating and driving comfort for everyday driving".
With the arrival of winter, the outside temperature in many European countries is below freezing first thing in the morning. We know the general effects of the cold on our vehicles, but how does it affect plug-in hybrid cars? Below are four tips to get the most out of your car this winter.
BMW M GmbH is refreshing the high-performance models of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé BMW X4 two years after their launch. In addition to new design features drawn from the BMW X3 and BMW X4, which have likewise been revised, along with M specific changes and a new operating concept, the new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition also offer increased pulling power. The most powerful BMW in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with a peak output of 375 kW/510 hp – now also used in other BMW M models – has a maximum torque which has been increased by 50 Nm to 650 Nm, enabling a 0.3-second improvement in the time required for the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h to 3.8 seconds. This puts the BMW X3 M Competition and the BMW X4 M Competition on a par with high-performance sports cars. The top speed is electronically cut off at 250 km/h. This limit is raised to 285 km/h in conjunction with the optional M Driver’s Package. The market launch of the new models is due to start in August 2021.