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Audi V2I toll payment tech integration arrives in select models this year

Audi V2I toll payment tech integration arrives in select models this year

Audi has announced in-vehicle toll tech that'll make commuting easier for frequent travelers. The automaker will be the first to offer vehicle-integrated toll payment tech, which will be available in certain models starting later this year. The system will be compatible with tolls in the US, Mexico, and Canada, enabling drivers to automatically pay for tolls anywhere in North America.

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2019 Audi RS5 pricing and packages revealed

2019 Audi RS5 pricing and packages revealed

Today we've learned the starting price of the 2019 Audi RS5 as well as pricing for a number of optional packages. The 2019 Audi RS5 will have both a Dynamic Package and a Dynamic Plus Package with alternate colors and variable top speed. There'll be a Black optic package as well as RS Drivers Assistance available, as well as a Navigation Package and a number of other upgrade packages.

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Audi, Porsche to jointly develop & share EV platform

Audi, Porsche to jointly develop & share EV platform

Audi and Porsche may be considered rivals in some circles, especially when it comes to each brand's high-end sports cars, but the fact is they're both owned by Volkswagen, and that means they're aligned when it comes to business needs. The two German manufacturers have revealed that they'll be working together to develop an electric car platform to be used in both brands' future models.

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2019 Audi A7 Sportback First Drive

2019 Audi A7 Sportback First Drive

While SUVs may seem the darlings of the automotive industry right now, there's definitely plenty of room to innovate and wow the crowd in other segments: especially when you have a long list of new things to show off, like Audi. While the 2019 A8 represents the marque's vision for sedans, the 2019 A7 Sportback embodies Audi's vision for those buyers who demand a sportier sedan. The A7, however, is not one that can be confined and defined inside a rigid box. Instead, it takes inspiration from both past and present, and in the process embracing coupe, sedan, and even wagon in a single body.

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Audi testing its own Smart Energy Network home battery system

Audi testing its own Smart Energy Network home battery system

Tesla may have made waves with its Tesla Energy home batteries, but more luxury car makers are looking to do something similar as they make the jump to all-electric vehicles. Audi is one of the latest, as the company has just announced its own "Smart Energy Network," which combines home energy storage, solar power generation, and electric vehicle charging.

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Audi MMI update integrates design and technology in one place

Audi MMI update integrates design and technology in one place

Who says concepts are just for phones and computers? Car makers have been putting out concept cars and outfitting them with forward-looking technology, some of which may never see the light of day. Some, however, do and they eventually get integrated into the car maker’s premium line. At Detroit, we sat with Audi of America VP of Product Management Filip Brabec to talk about the company’s plans to bring its technology, specifically its latest MMI system, from its luxury A8 to the rest of its premium brood.

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Silvercar Audi Q5 joins rental fleet amid 2018 expansion

Silvercar Audi Q5 joins rental fleet amid 2018 expansion

Silvercar made its name by offering a single, luxury car in a sea of frustrating rental companies, and now it's adding a second model to its line-up. The app-controlled rental firm was acquired by Audi last year, so it should come as no surprise that joining the existing A4 on Silvercar's books is the Audi Q5.

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Audi workers are testing exoskeletons to reduce strain on assembly line

Audi workers are testing exoskeletons to reduce strain on assembly line

Audi has rolled out a cool bit of tech for the people working some of its assembly lines. The tech is an exoskeleton that is designed to be a lifting aid worn on the body. The entire exoskeleton weighs about three kilograms. The device is a metal frame with elements on the upper and lower body as well as back and thighs that are connected with a support structure.

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Audi bakes Amazon Music into its latest car dashboards

Audi bakes Amazon Music into its latest car dashboards

Audi and Amazon have teamed up to offer native Amazon Music streaming support in the automaker's recent cars, all accessed through the vehicle's infotainment system. The integration sees select cars from Audi's 2017 and 2018 model years gain Amazon Music and Amazon Prime Music streaming support, beyond just playing it back over a Bluetooth connection from your smartphone.

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Inside the Audi Design Studio

Inside the Audi Design Studio

The Design Center houses some of the essential secrets of any automaker. It’s rare that outsiders are invited inside to see the inner-workings, let alone see presentations from the designers themselves. Audi invited us to Ingolstadt to tour its new design center, and explain what exactly is involved with bringing the new A7 from idea to production, and how technology has dramatically improved that process.

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Car subscriptions are here, but there’s no one-size-fits-all

Car subscriptions are here, but there’s no one-size-fits-all

Once upon a time in America, you went to your local auto dealership, gave them a wad of cash, and drove a car off the lot. Then came leasing, and drivers became temporary stewards of their cars in return for three year flexibility. Now, in the midst of an auto industry terrified of Millennial disinterest and general apathy, the hunt is on for the Next Big Thing in car buying. Only the way it's shaping up, you won't be buying a car at all.

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Audi made a 600HP 80’s-inspired TT for SEMA 2017

Audi made a 600HP 80’s-inspired TT for SEMA 2017

SEMA 2017 is upon us, and while the annual car tuning show may be best known for big wheels and go-faster stripes, Audi is bringing along something even the most sensible auto-fan can appreciate. The Audi TT clubsport turbo concept is the German automaker's latest folly, a performance coupe inspired by the Audi 90 IMSA GTO race car which dominated the late 1980s.

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