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AI:me show car will preview the firm's vision of autonomy at this month's Shanghai motor show
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2 April 2019

Audi will be heading to the upcoming Shanghai motor show with a future-gazing concept car called the AI:me.

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The concept, previewed in design sketches released alongside the announcement, is described as “the vision of an automated driving compact car for the megacities of tomorrow”.

The AI:me's shape appears to evolve the brand’s design language significantly beyond production. Audi design boss Marc Lichte told Autocar last month that two concept cars “that are 10 or 15 years ahead” in terms of design will be revealed this year, with the second set to debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. He also confirmed that the AI:me would be electric. 

Audi used the 2017 Frankfurt motor show for a similar purpose, previewing the Aicon saloon and Elaine SUV concepts to show how advances in artificial intelligence and autonomy will shape the brand’s exterior and interior design. It’s thought the AI:me will also feature advanced artificial intelligence features, given its name.

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Peter Cavellini 2 April 2019


 Concepts nearly always look great, but as we all know, it’s a style excercise, just some of concepts style make it to the end result, it’s a shame.

Lapps 2 April 2019


Audi have found themselves in a situation where they are well behind the development curve in several areas of technology. That’s bad news when your Strapline starts with Voorsprong. 

So they have been flighting lots of “wouldn’t it be nice if” Projects. But their struggles with Dieselgate and many changes in top management will make it difficult for a few years yet. 

The Apprentice 2 April 2019

Or in other words... the

Or in other words... the apprentices are allowed to play with the CAD and 3D modelling tools as part of their training course and knock up something that whilst nice in thought, can and never will exist in practical terms. But I am a big fan of training so I don't have a problem with this, the world needs more engineers!  And its harmless enough if you don't have much new in real metal to show.

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