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DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum Opens in Berlin, Including Audi

by on 28 April 2015 in Industry News

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The place to experience mobility in thecapital All twelve Group brands under one roof Berlin, Germany – Volkswagen AG will be opening a new communication platform, the Volkswagen Group Forum DRIVE, in Berlin on 1 May 2015. Following extensive remodelling with a completely new design, the former Automobil Forum on the Unter den Linden street will […] More…

Ferdinand Piech Resigns as Chairman of Volkswagen Group Advisory Board

by on 25 April 2015 in Industry News

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It just may be an understatement to call this the end of an era. Confirmed today via a statement from the Volkswagen Group, advisory board chairman Dr. Ferdinand Piech has resigned from his post. While a bit of a surprise, the resignation is not altogether out of the blue. Piece had distanced himself in recent […] More…

FourWord: Motor Trend Editorializes (former Audi) Cadillac Boss Johan de Nysschen and You Won’t Believe What Happens Next

by on 24 April 2015 in Industry News

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Look Motor Trend, we know we’ve had our issues with you in the past. We’re not always happy with your comparison article winners, but they make for spirited debate. Our long-term R8 got dinked by a cleaning guy with no clue and an errant vacuum while on display at one of your regional auto shows and your event insurance to cover it was sub par (meaning non-existent). We’re sometimes jealous of the access you get to manufacturers as one of the larger of the print mags. None of that is terribly important in the grand scheme, but when former Audi of America chief and now head of Cadillac Johan de Nysschen talked a little smack toward the German marques on Facebook, we think it brought out the worst in you.
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Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Fired by BBC

by on 25 March 2015 in Industry News

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If you haven’t heard any news about Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson as of late, then you likely live under a rock. Here at this website, we’ve been following the rumors but hadn’t run a story yet, mainly because much of what we were hearing wasn’t more than unconfirmed rumor. Well, unfortunately, today the story’s moved beyond that.
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Delphi Launch Coast-to-Coast Piloted Drive with Audi SQ5

by on 20 March 2015 in Industry News

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Audi made headlines leading up to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show with a piloted driving road trip from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. Months later, OE supplier Delphi plans to beat that feat by managing a piloted driving road trip that begins at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The trip will traverse some 3,550 […] More…

QuattroWorld Joins VerticalScope

by on 18 March 2015 in Industry News

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In a note to readers on his discussion forums today, QuattroWorld.com site owner Josh Decker shared news that his site will be joining VerticalScope. Based in Toronto, Canada, Vertical scope is a large network of community websites including a sizable portfolio of automotive titles. More…

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Premieres in Geneva

by on 3 March 2015 in Industry News

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The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car showcases a vision of Bentley design and performance   A suite of attractive design upgrades and features for Continental GT family Flying Spur offers even more bespoke four door luxury Geneva, Switzerland – Bentley unveils the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept at […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Announces Port of Jacksonville, FL as Its Southeastern Port

by on 11 February 2015 in Industry News

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., today, joined Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold, state and local dignitaries, as well as AMPORTS, one of the largest auto processors in North America, to announce the Port of Jacksonville, Fla. (JAXPORT) as VWGoA’s Southeastern U.S. port. Factory-new Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley vehicles will be imported and distributed through the port. VWGoA plans on transporting 100,000 cars within one year, and approximately 550,000 units in the next five years through JAXPORT. More…

NVIDIA Launches Tegra X1 Mobile Super Chip at CES 2015

by on 5 January 2015 in Industry News

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Though it may not have four wheels and go down the road like stink, the announcement of the new X1 super processor from NVIDIA at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show is still very significant to Audi enthusiasts. More powerful than the fastest computers in the world back in 2000, this new chip will likely find a home in future Audi products thanks to the close cooperation between NVIDIA and Audi. More…

Go Park Yourself: NVIDIA DRIVE PX Applied to Parking

by on 5 January 2015 in Industry News

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Here’s how to make an entrance: Step out of your car. Pull out your phone. Then press a button to tell the car “Go Park Yourself.” That’s the vision of the future presented in the first public demo Sunday of NVIDIA DRIVE PX by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, kicking off the International Consumer Electronics Show. […] More…

Audi AG Electronics Development Boss Ricky Hudi Speaks at NVIDIA’s CES Press Conference

by on 5 January 2015 in Industry News

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Digital technology is a core tenet of the Audi’s Vorsprung durch Technik mantra. Audi has been forward thinking on this, which is why Audi’s electronics technology chief Ricky Hudi was a guest speaker at the NVIDIA press conference at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
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Powered by Tegra X1, DRIVE PX Auto-Pilot and DRIVE CX Cockpit Computers Deliver Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Unprecedented Graphics in Cars

by on 5 January 2015 in Industry News

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As a major technology partner to Audi, any automotive release from NVIDIA is highly relevant to covering the Audi world. At CES this week, NVIDIA launched a new infotainment hardware platform DRIVE CX and piloted driving with the DRIVE PX. Each are powered by NVIDIA’s new Tegra X1 chip. More…