Audi and HERE Technologies are continuing to integrate their services for even greater customer benefit.
In the new Audi A8 luxury sedan, the automobile manufacturer offers an array of technologies and services created by the map developer.
Audi participates in HERE together with other companies. Both sides plan to intensify their collaboration in future.
The progress is already evident in the map view with direct destination input.
The latest version of Audi’s modular infotainment platform (MIB2+) offers a navigation map with much clearer graphics. It combines highly detailed 3D models of cities worldwide with correspondingly realistic representations of many buildings.
One of the highlights is the new hybrid navigation. Route calculation takes place primarily online on HERE’s servers, and in parallel on board the car.
It takes account of the overall traffic picture throughout a region.
The system even includes events far off the planned route if they could potentially have an impact on it. Information is permanently updated at frequent intervals.
The data transfer between the car and the HERE backend uses the currently fastest mobile communications standard LTE Advanced.
This constant exchange and the high computing power of the HERE servers create scope for new functions: If the driver discovers that a section of their route becomes blocked at short notice, they can obtain a local diversion directly and very easily.
If they want to change the suggested route, they can enlarge the section in question on the display, then simply trace the new route with their finger and activate it.