Published on April 27th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Presents Connected Mobility Concept at Beijing
At Auto China 2016 in Beijing, Audi presents the Audi connected mobility concept, a concept car based on the Audi Q3, the brand’s urban compact SUV. The concept offers sporty and multi-functional mobility for megacities with dense traffic and road restrictions
An electrically powered multifunctional longboard, measuring 1.05 metres in length, is integrated into the rear bumper of the car for convenient storage and removal. To ensure permanent usability, the device is charged automatically while loaded in the car. The board’s premium design includes superior materials such as carbon fibre and aluminium.
The car’s infotainment system is linked to the smartphone calendar of the user. Based on the destination and planned arrival time, the system will calculate the fastest mobility mix based on real-time traffic data.
In case the longboard option is faster, the system will recommend a parking space nearby so that the driver may continue the commute to the destination with the electric board.
The multi-functional longboard has a battery range of more than 12 kilometres and reaches a maximum speed of 18mph. The board can be used in three riding modes: ‘ Scooter’, ‘ Sport’ and a final mode which turns the board into a transport device for luggage or shopping bags. It can also follow its owners automatically.