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Audi Swarm tail-lights put Speed Racer on the docket

Audi Swarm tail-lights put Speed Racer on the docket

One of the lesser-seen concepts that appeared earlier this year down deep in the Audi stand at CES 2013 was this magical bit of conceptual madness: the Swarm tail-light. This light recalls (as the title of this post implies) the fantastical visions of the brightly-lit future of the Speed Racer movie from the Wachowski tag team of excellence back a few years ago - complete with wild color combinations. What we're not sure of at the moment is if this greatness will inspire better driving or more distracted crash-ready action.

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Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

The folks at three of the biggest names in auto and/or audio have come together this month to bring on a beast of a system for the Audi Q7 for 2013. Bang & Olufsen have partnered with Audi as well as Fraunhofer IIS to bring on a "3D sound experience" for the next generation of Audi vehicles. Fraunhofer IIS, if you did not know, was the "main" inventor (as they say) of the MP3 and is an innovator of next-level audio experiences top to bottom - as any average Joe would tell you.

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Audi teams with Texas Instruments for Jacinto 5 processor integration

Audi teams with Texas Instruments for Jacinto 5 processor integration

The first car manufacturer to work with the Texas Instruments Jacinto 5 automotive infotainment processor has been announced today as being Audi with no less than their MIB High system. This collaboration will have on its mind power, real-time signal processing, and flexibility, all the while working with integrate a "rich collection" of automotive connectivity options and peripherals galore.

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Audi unveils new RS 6 Avant wagon

Audi unveils new RS 6 Avant wagon

Audi has unveiled a new groundbreaking performance car called the RS 6 Avant. The car is fitted with a powerful twin-Turbo V8 engine displacing 4L producing 560 hp and over 516 pound-foot of torque. The vehicle was designed with reduced weight for greater efficiency and improved performance.

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Audi abandons all electric R8 e-tron

Audi abandons all electric R8 e-tron

Let's face it; electric vehicles aren't exactly selling well. There a lot of reasons for this, one of the biggest being the fact that electric vehicle cost significantly more than a comparable gasoline vehicle. Another major reason is range anxiety.

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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet pairs sun with sports performance

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet pairs sun with sports performance

Audi's latest sports droptop, the RS 5 Cabriolet, has been officially revealed, a 450HP sun-lover capable of a 4.9s dash to 60mph while simultaneously getting you connected to the mobile web. The new four-seater convertible packs a V8 FSI direct injection 4.2-liter engine handmade in Audi's Hungarian plant, routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddles lurking behind the three-spoke, flat-bottomed wheel.

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Audi announces AMOLED rear-view display for R8 e-tron

Audi announces AMOLED rear-view display for R8 e-tron

Audi has announced that its upcoming R8 e-tron will be featuring a digital AMOLED rear-view "mirror" when it arrives later this year. This isn't the first time Audi has implemented such a display in one of its cars, as we saw this same technology in its Audi R18 race car. This means that conventional rear-view mirrors are out - at least in the R8 e-tron - and are being replaced with a 7.7-inch AMOLED screen.

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Audi completes purchase of Ducati

Audi completes purchase of Ducati

Last month, I mentioned that Volkswagen subsidiary Audi was eyeing the purchase of Italian motorcycle maker Ducati. Audi wants Ducati to expand its brand portfolio. The purchase of Ducati was approved by Audi's 20-member supervisory board this week. The approval to purchase makes Ducati the 12th brand Audi has consumed.

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Audi RS Q3 concept debuts

Audi RS Q3 concept debuts

Audi makes some very nice cars with meticulous build quality. The thing that always strikes me as odd about Audi is that many of them used a strange five-cylinder engine. Audi has unveiled a new concept car called the RS Q3 concept. The car was unveiled at Auto China 2012 in Beijing, and it uses a five-cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine.

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