Audi is pressing forward consistently with its electrification offensive: at a world premiere with celebrity participants, the Four Rings company presented the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. These all-electric models represent the brand’s entry into premium e-mobility in the compact segment. At the second digital Celebration of Progress, in the company of Audi experts and international guests, the Four Rings demonstrated the highlights of the SUV/CUV: typical e-tron design, cutting-edge display technologies and impressive spaciousness.
The new Toyota Prius Plug-in Highlights
" Clear the stage for the new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: With a fifth seat, new colors and an upgraded interior. The price list in Germany starts at 37,200 euros. For over 20 years now, the Toyota Prius has played a pioneering role in alternative drives. The plug-in variant, which can be charged at the socket and charging station, combines the best of both worlds: long electric range and unrestricted suitability for everyday use. In EV mode, the Prius plug-in hybrid can cover up to 59 kilometers locally emission-free and almost silently. The fully electric top speed is 135 km / h. With a system output of 90 kW / 122 PS, the hybrid consumes just 1.3 liters of fuel and 9.9 kWh of electricity per 100 kilometers in the realistic WLTP standard cycle, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 29 g / km. The drive already meets the strict Euro 6d-Temp-EVAP-ISC emissions standard. "
Shhh! This project is secret! Or rather, it was. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1981 rally season, the only season that Walter Röhrl drove for Porsche, the Porsche Heritage and Museum department surprised the two-time World Champion with the newly restored 924 Carrera GTS from back then.
The possible uses of game technology and virtual reality applications are manifold in the automotive sector. The BMW Group, the first automotive company together with Epic Games to define and structure an enterprise licence for the industrial use of Unreal Engine, designed a self-developed mixed reality system. This is consistently used and expanded in vehicle development. The BMW iX is the first car that has been developed using the game engine we modified for our purposes. BMW’s use of Unreal Engine is invaluable, especially in the strategic innovation fields. You can very quickly create 3D renderings, for example, that take account of light effects and light reflections on different materials, among other things. But most importantly, it allows the functional and user experience to be brought to life and implemented in real time at a very early development stage. These advantages led to the early development of the technology into a global platform.