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Audi Launches iPhone In-Car Integration

Topics:  Audi

Audi Launches iPhone In-Car Integration

Anthony Fontanelle
August 15, 2007

Audi AG recently launched the iPhone in-car integration, a high-technology venture with Apple. The feature will allow Apple mobile phone users to integrate their phones in all Audi models.

Apple, the best-selling mobile phone and electronic equipment company which has sold over 270,000 iPhones in the first 30 hours of its launch in the United States, is looking forward to sell the innovative phones outside America. In a survey, it was found that every third Apple fan would definitely like to buy the phone and, what is more, do it “right away.”

Audi offered a new optional Music Interface for the A5, A6, A8 and the Q7, allowing owners to fully integrate Apple's new iPhone with their car's MMI interface, Leftlane revealed. Alongside the standard hands-free functions (accept/reject call/hands-free), the mobile phone preparation supports the display of the signal strength and the provider’s name, in addition to the transfer of the telephone directory including the icons “Work”, “Home”, “Mobile” and the call lists, the report continued.

Shoppers and drivers alike would not be entertaining doubts about Audi A6 parts and other mentioned product lines from the automaker in regard to their compatibility with the mobile phone. The German automaker has enhanced its auto parts accessories and equipment to blend with the fresh and innovative iPhone in-car integration offering.

Drivers who do not enjoy a music-free ambiance will enjoy the Audi Music Interface. The feature enables shoppers to take pleasure in the iPhone’s music playback function, allowing users to navigate conveniently through their music compilations by artist, track title, playlists and genre.

The German automaker and Apple have been working hand in hand to ensure the full functionality of the iPhone in all Audi product lines. In addition to making telephone calls, the Audi music interface (available as an optional extra for the A5, A6, A8 and Q7) allows customers to enjoy the iPhone's music playback function in supreme quality via the in-car sound system. What is more, thanks to the Audi MMI, customers can navigate conveniently through their music compilations by artist, track title, playlists and genre – in exactly the same way they are accustomed to from their iPod.

As of yet, it is not apparent whether the fresh option offered will be available to current Audi owners. If it will be offered, shoppers intimated their desire to learn the upgrade process. Additionally, the consumers intend to know if the German automaker plans to start manufacturing this functionality into new vehicles.

Separately, the German automaker has added a 1.4-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with direct injection technology to the A3. Askaprice revealed that the new engine is available in the A3 and A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI models outputs 124 horsepower and is available from £16,365. The 1.4 replaces the 114 horsepower 1.6-litre model that produces 148lb-ft of torque from 1,500rpm, hitting 62mph in 9.6 seconds, topping out at 126mph and returning 43.5mpg. What is more, carbon emissions are at 154g/km.

The German automaker is continuously improving its lineup and features to cope with close competition in the auto industry. Additionally, Audi also is absorbed in producing new products to serve the next-generation drivers.

Source:  Amazines.com

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