Sunday, 7 March 2010

2011 Audi A8 Is Stacked With Gadgets New Audi Sedan Comes With Google Earth, WLAN, More Tech Toys

Are you in the market for a new car? Might I suggest the all new 2011
Audi A8 full-size sedan, that will come loaded, and I mean absolutely
loaded, with tech toys (I'm sure thats what Audi calls them) for the
German automotive connoisseur. These tech features include, a Google
Earth navigation system, a 19-speaker sound system, and an internet
connection and WiFi network. That's right, your car can be connected to
the internet.
The internet connection is provided to the car via a UMTS (3G)
connection, and the car then spits that out via a WiFi network, perfect
for browsing your laptop while going 65 mph down the highway (also,
ideally, perfect for browsing the web while a pal drives). The WiFi
network's usefulness doesn't stop there, as you can use it to wirelessly
stream music from your MP3 player to the car's speakers. No contracts
are required for the 3G connection (probably built into the car's price,
similar to the Amazon Kindle and other things of that nature). The car's
navigation system streams satellite pictures from Google Earth, giving
you a (theoretical) preview of your surroundings, instead of the bland
roads and streets that most GPS systems give you.
Looking for a Burger King but don't want to bother typing it in with an
on-screen keyboard. The navigation system has a handwriting
recognitionย system that lets you 'write' your desintation on screen
with a stylus – honest – for those who don't care to use the
onscreen pad.
But let's go back to the sound system, shall we? The flagship Audi will
come with a 19-speaker sound system from Danish stereo company Bang
Olufesn, and will bring you a grand total of 1400 Watts of Power. The
steering wheel comes with a vibration-cancelling motor, and the seats
come with hot and cold massage motors. Yes, please.
Oh yeah, the Audi features a night vision heads-up-display that's
augmented with thermal vision, in case the Xenon-powered headlights
aren't enough for you. The 'intelligent pedestrian detection' software
analyzesย your current situation and determines if you are at risk from
a possible encounter with a pedestrian or animal. Yeah, really. How it
does this, isn't really explained.
So,ย undoubtedlyย the 2011 Audi A8 is packed with enough goodies to make
the TFTS reader green with envy. Want yours? Expect this loaded
full-size car to start hitting Audi dealers this July. The A8 will set
you back a cool $80,000 in the United States.
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