2013 Audi A3 Shows Interior at CES. As in the pictures on the concept of the Audi A3 at the Geneva Motor Show last year, these cars gives a clean layout and keep a minimum number of buttons. In the middle with 7 inches diagonally, 0.4 inches thick pop-up screen by using the latest version of Audi’s MMI is designed specifically for small cars. Since there are space limitations, the use of separate touchpad and control wheel (as in the A6, A7, and A8) are not possible, so Audi engineers to combine the both. As the touchpad be provided at Audi, one in the 2013 Audi A3 can be used to input letters and numbers into the infotainment system and slight shift map navigation. It can work on other additional functions, such as swiping back and forth through the album browser functionality with the iPod is connected. In front of the “touchwheel”, such as the Audi engineers call it, is a key to the main navigation through the MMI system. One of the other special feature is the seek / next tack buttons are now integrated into the volume knob – it rocks right and left for the added functionality.
The A3 also has a MMX (Multi-Media Extension) board. Powered by NVidia Tegra system on a chip family (the A3 uses a Tegra 2), a plug-in boards are a little bit larger than a playing card runs all of the infotainment and instrument-cluster displays. The key to the MMX is a modular and separated from the car development cycle, so upgrades can be implemented in a short time. For example, the new Tegra 3 MMX that showing an Audi appearance at the CES can be swapped directly without the least modification, although Audi did not announce where we could see the Tegra 3 first.
The new architecture and faster processor (comparison with the old MMI system) allows performing a little bit interesting tweaks to the user interface. Scrolling through the main menu and the preview screen will display the corresponding function in the middle. When you adjust the car settings, the 3D models of cars completely given up on the screen and show users exactly as it is in the choose. Turn the brightness of the ambient lighting in the doors down, for instance, and the model will show a close-up of the interior with the lights getting dimmer. One another Audi innovation is quite interesting that is a “Phone Box” on the center console.
2013 Audi A3.
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