Audi is a German luxury carmaker based in Ingolstadt. It's one of Volkswagen's 12 brands and as such was involved in VW's emissions cheating scandal, with defeat devices built into some of Audi's diesel cars.
The auto maker has teamed up with BMW and Mercedes-Benz to buy digital map maker HERE from Nokia to create a platform where smart cars can share data on road and traffic conditions. This page collates recent DW content on the company.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to give his domestic car market a boost, investing heavily in the Hongqi brand. Once the preferred car of Chairman Mao, the brand is now having a comeback, taknig market share from Audi and Toyota. But government-subsidized mass purchases seem to play a role at least as big as the car's design and technology.