Audi has luanched its new MMI in-car infotainment system in the A8 range
29 July 2008

Audi has launched its new and improved MMI (Multi Media Interface) in-car infotainment system for the flagship A8 range. Loaded with new technology, the system features a new joystick located on the control dial that can be moved in eight different directions to make menu selections.

The new system features a seven-inch LCD screen and a 40Gb hard drive, 10Gb of which can be used to store your favourite tunes. The rest of the storage capacity is used by the sat-nav, which utilises an Nvidia graphics processor to display 3D images of your surroundings in navigation mode, and logbook information.

The technological merry-go-round doesn’t end there because there’s a DVD drive, Bluetooth hands-free capability, an SD card slot, a USB port and an auxillary jack for MP3 players.Audi has confirmed that, in addition to the A8, it will fit the MMI Mk2 to the A6 and Q5 SUV “before long”.

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The Audi A8 is a highly capable and desirable luxury saloon that's very easy to live with, despite its flaws

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29 July 2008

Sorry to to be negative but why is this worthy of a news item?

Volkswagen have had a very similar system in the Golf and Passat for over a year now which is actually Touchscreen too. Not to mention Mercedes C-Class which has 30gb of space for music compared to Audi's 10gb.

Its also about time Audi upgraded the Sat Nav system offered in the A3 and TT which costs nearly 2k, but is almost a decade old!

30 July 2008

Let us hope that their sat nav as a consequence will at least do what a TomTom does at a quarter of the price then

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