Audi Concept Envisions Cabin of Cars in 2025 [w/video]
Starting in the early 2000s, Audi set the gold standard for car interior designs. Through the last decade, the German luxury brand has continued to raise the bar for ergonomics and ease use. The latest iteration is Audi’s virtual cockpit is a digital display that puts all the car’s controls in front of your eyes. But Audi is not content to rest on its laurels, and has envisioned what the cabin of its vehicles will look like in the years ahead. At the 2015 CeBIT (a consumer electronics show in Germany), the Audi James 2025 concept was unveiled. It is merely a design study for Audi, but it employs some elements that we could see on future Audis. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept
In the video below, you see a cabin that adapts for autonomous driving. Certain controls fold away, and some remain. There are three digital screens, retractable cup holders and a steering wheel that goes all I, Robot. Check it out here:
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The virtual cockpit screen is the first step. That is coming standard on the 2015 Audi TT, and will also make its way into the next generation Audi R8, A4 and Q7. From there, it’s only a matter of time before we see the self-driving elements enter the fray, and Audi has its vision for the ideal cockpit for when that time comes.
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