Audi’s Updated MMI Infotainment System to Debut in Audi Q5
AUBURN HILLS, MI - Automotive multimedia technology company Harman/Becker revealed this week
that the latest version of its Multi Media Interface (MMI) 3G Infotainment
System will debut this fall in the 2009 Audi Q5 SUV, according to www.motortrend.com.
The two companies have collaborated on multiple vehicle systems since early
1989 and are looking to begin a new age of dynamic in-car multimedia with the
will be able to select various points of interest on the widescreen navigation
monitor that reproduces true-to-scale three dimensional terrain, thanks in
large part to a high speed NVIDIAr graphics card. In addition, the system
boasts photorealistic depictions of points of interest, offers a bird’s-eye
view of more-distant destinations, and also has an automatic close-up
zoom feature that can be used at busy intersections.
The navigation system has maps of 44 European countries, the continental United States and Canada pre-programmed into its
onboard hard drive. All mapping functions can be can be navigated via
Connectivity features include Bluetooth and IPod
capability, as well as USB media storage units.
The compact premium Q5 SUV is set to make its debut this fall across Europe and
will go on sale in the North American market at the beginning 2009. Like its
A4/A5 siblings, the SUV has been built to accommodate multiple powertrains
ranging from inline-four cylinders to big V-8s. Models coming to the United States
will initially employ a 286 horsepower 3.2L direct-injection V-6 mated to a six-speed
automatic transmission, , according to www.motortrend.com.
In addition to the Q5, it is expected Audi will offer the Harman/Becker MMI
Infotainment System will be rolled-out on select premium trim models initially,
including the upcoming 2010 A7 four-door coupe.