The new model line’s assistance systems perfect ease of driving and safety. Included as standard in the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is the ‘Car2X’ local warning system, which utilises signals from other vehicles and the transport infrastructure to spot hazards in real time. Also included as standard: the ‘Front Assist’ emergency braking function and, in the MPV, the ‘Lane Assist’ lane-keeping assistant. With new software, new assistance functions are also making their way into the ID. family. Available as an option is ‘Travel Assist with swarm data’, which facilitates partially automated driving across the entire speed range and, for the first time, assisted lane-changing on the motorway. Also new: the ‘Memory Function’ for automated parking on a previously saved route.
Intelligence against the blackout - Audi e-tron is ready for grid-serving charging
If many electric cars charge at the same time, the lights go out in the street - this is a fear that skeptics of electromobility paint as a gloomy vision of the future. Audi has found a clear answer to this in a model test: intelligent and grid-serving charging relieves the strain on the power grid and can thus help to further increase acceptance of electromobility. The Audi e-tron models and the connect charging system are already ready for this today. In a research project, Audi, together with the company GISA and other partners, has mapped an overload scenario in the local power grid: Several electric cars are charging simultaneously at high power in a street that is supplied by a local grid transformer. So-called grid-serving charging is intended to counteract overloading with intelligent management of charging processes and avoid grid overload.
With a pencil, paper and loads of talent. That’s how the design of the CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept began, revealing the design language of the brand’s future series production 100% electric SUV that will reach the markets in 2024. This is the story behind the creation of a concept that is set to shape the future of the most extreme electric vehicle in racing competition.
All-electric mobility reaches the very heart of the BMW brand. The BMW i4 is the brand’s first electric vehicle focused squarely on driving dynamics. Locally emission-free driving pleasure, compromise-free premium quality and customer-oriented individualisation come to the traditional core of the midsize segment for the first time. The BMW i4 combines BMW’s fabled sporting prowess and a range that also convinces over long journeys with the elegant design, spaciousness and practicality of a four-door Gran Coupé.