Audi’s combination of Quattro and the new Ultra Technology is a top performer – especially in everyday use. Prototypes consume about 0.3 liters less fuel per 100 kilometers than conventional all-wheelers.
Scientists in Berlin have said they aim to land two rovers on the moon next year. The mission for the Audi Lunar Quattro is to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
Audi also installed emission-cheating software in some 24,000 luxury models, according to German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. His admission follows ructions at Volkswagen over health-damaging exhaust gases.
The German carmaker has confirmed reports that police raided its headquarters and several offices in Germany. They were searching for clues about the role Audi played in the VW diesel emissions scandal.
Germany's engineering and design prowess puts its automakers in a unique position to lead the charge to a future in which cars drive themselves. But that charge requires data - and that's where Silicon Valley comes in.
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