The German prestigious brand announced on Wednesday that Audi launches the first integrated-toll payment technology in US on select vehicles this year. Normally, drivers should register with a state’s tolling agency and receive the proper transponder to use a fast lane. Or, drivers must actually stop the vehicle to pay a toll with cash. This new technology is called the Integrated Toll Module (ITM).
The car was designed by the German automaker Audi AG as a replacement for Audi R15 TDI. Like its direct predecessor, R18 is equipped with a turbocharged diesel engine, but the reduced capacity – 3.7 liters in the configuration of V6. In addition, the R18 prototype the first time since 1999 implemented a closed cabin design. Every year Audi R18 TDI wins a victory in the competition at Le Mans. However, Audi, as well as auto companies such as Peugeot and Toyota, is trying to equip its hybrid cars to reach a new level of racing and try to win with the new power plant. Brand new prototype hybrid Audi R18 has already been seen during a secret test drive on the track at Sebring (USA). The new hybrid will fully meet all the requirements of the races of Le Mans. According to preliminary data, the hybrid model of the Audi R18 will participate in next year’s competitions FIA World Endurance Championship 2012. With the new hybrid engine, the exterior of the car dramatically changed.
Audi demonstrated an improved version of Q3 crossover called Audi RS Q3. Q3 RS prototype was presented last year, and already this year at the Auto Show in Detroit, Audi introduced a concept, equipped with the engine power of 314 horsepower. There are some specifications of the concept of Audi RS Q3. The main feature is a new crossover in terms of its engine. The car driven by a 2.5-liter turbo engine, power is 360 horsepower, which is 46 hp more than the Audi Q3 Vail. Up to 100 kilometers per hour new crossover accelerates in 5.2 seconds.
Samsung Electronics announced an hotel hospitality solution for the new Holiday Inn London Stratford City, situated next to the Olympic Park. Samsung has partnered with Fingi Inc., a Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program partner, to enable Holiday Inn London Stratford City to offer residents’ a full suite of hotel services, remote control of room settings and a special Samsung & Holiday Inn ‘Olympic Newsletter’ with the latest updates from London 2012 – all on the new GALAXY S III Smartphone. Holiday Inn, owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), is the Official Hotel Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympics.The joint solution combines the GALAXY S III with a fully customizable app to provide a complete connectivity and room control solution. The mobile solution provides a flexible, scalable and easy-to-install solution through a downloadable Holiday Inn for Android app.
Czech company Skoda Auto in 2013, plans to launch sedan Skoda Octavia third generation, which is sometimes referred to as Skoda Octavia III. The previous generation Skoda Octavia cars have earned a deserved reputation of practical and reliable vehicles that can serve their owners for years without significant damage. Because Octavia model is very common in a variety of commercial and government organizations who want to save on the one hand, car park, on the other – to get cars from the prestigious class with a nice design. But for individuals interested in the new generation Octavia has grown significantly – for the same reasons. The design of the new Octavia in general is positive emotions. There are some clearly visible differences from the previous car in the series. For instance, LED lights, located in front of the car, got kind of oblique parallelepiped, and placed them under the fog lights. Really changed the appearance of wings sedan. And stands out all the car radiator grille with chrome trim will bring the views of all others.
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich and engineers at Audi AG developed the Avatar-based Virtual Co-driver System or AviCoS.