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. Tailored to markets with growing urbanization, this lifestyle concept was developed at Audi Research & Development in Beijing and focuses on young, progressive drivers.
The concept car is super cool as it has an electrically powered multifunctional longboard, integrated into the rear bumper of the car. The board has a premium design and is made of carbon fiber and aluminium. The longboard also charges automatically while loaded in the car.
The longboard is integrated with the car’s navigation and calculates the quickest and best possible mode to travel. If it suggests the longboard the system will also find the most convenient parking place for it.
The multi-functional longboard has a battery range of more than 12 kilometers and reaches a maximum speed of 30 km/h. The board can be utilized in three riding modes: In “scooter mode”, the phone is conveniently clipped to the unfolded handlebar to display directions. The speed is adjusted via remote control attached to the right handlebar grip. A backpack can be conveniently clipped onto the steering rack. With the handlebar folded down in “sports mode”, the rider controls the speed via remote control in his hand. In a third mode, the board serves as a transport device for luggage or shopping bags: Connected wirelessly to a smartphone or smart-watch, the board automatically follows its owner.
Travelling fast and conveniently is one of the biggest concerns worldwide and Audi’s step towards making this possible will be welcomed by commuters happily.