How much fancy tech can Audi shove into the 2019 Audi A8?
As much as Audi does not want to admit perhaps, the great body-A8 times has played a secondary role to the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
These two historic plates have been recently renovated with a lot of new features, but Audi is not content with staying in the background. This time it’s all about jumping.
A big grill and three huge screens
From the outside, it is evident that it is a new beast. The A8 is completely redesigned, with almost 90 percent of the front end covered with a new massive hexagonal grate.
The headlights are still 8 percent. At the rear, the taillights come together with a long strip of chrome and taillight. It’s like a Lincoln Continental, a comparison, I’m sure Audi would love to hear.
Look inside, and it is clear that we look at the future. The dashboard is low and wide, and there is almost no physical change to see – there is not one, not two, but three screens.
There is a screen in which was the caliber group, and a new version of the Audi MMI information and entertainment system lives within the second screen.
Just below the infotainment system is the third screen, which makes the functions of climate control and acts as a writing unit for information and entertainment. Since the two center console screens are compatible, it is not necessary for a physical controller to take up more space in the dashboard.
The second row is equal or more impressive on the A8L long wheelbase. A rear seat system makes a large removable touch screen controller between the seats, and there is not enough space there for an elephant. There is also a massager for the feet. Really.
Audi wanted to make sure that the A8 in 2019 could move from one end to the other with the Germans at the technology front, and got it.
In some models – it is not clear when it will arrive in the United States – the A8 in 2019 will be able to drive a semi-autonomous level 3. The system can take control of the vehicle on the road with a physical barrier separating the Incoming traffic at speeds up to 37 km / h. It supports starting, steering, acceleration and braking. This will give the driver plenty of warning when it is his turn to take the wheel.
You will also be able to park either a parking space or garage. The driver can be out of the car and activate the system from a smart device with lined flow cameras directly on the user’s screen to closely monitor the situation.
As we mentioned above, all Audi A8 will come with a smooth hybrid system of 48 volts, which delivers the extra juice to the electromechanical suspension. It also features an extended start and stop function and regenerative braking. You can also scrub the engine, increasing efficiency.
Its suspension system is coupled with cameras that monitor the road and can control the suspension to soften the bumps. Electric motors power the air suspension to adjust or affirm MS progress.
You can also increase the car in case of a side impact to reduce the risk of injury by diverting the firing of the stronger parts of the chassis.
The car also uses communication-vehicle-x skills, although it seems to be limited to recognizing traffic signals and information about hazards for now.