Electric Vehicles

Audi Shows Thin-Film Display with Haptic Feedback

January 07, 2016

Audi is showing a large thin-film display with integrated haptic feedback for automotive use at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The human machine interface concept features the AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) displays that use MMI touch response to recognize familiar touch gestures inside the automobile. Mobile devices such as smartphones and smartwatches can be seamlessly connected, according to Audi.

The new operating and display concept is underpinned by the next generation of Audi’s Modular Infotainment Platform, MIB2+. Its enhanced computing power enables it to control several high-resolution displays. The MIB2+ is prepared for the latest wireless communication standard, LTE Advanced.

Several other automakers have incorporated haptic feedback, including Lexus.

Audi showed several other innovations at CES including its Audi e-tron quattro battery-electric sport SUV concept expected to enter production in 2018. Three electric motors with total output of up to 370 kilowatts enable all-wheel drive and electric torque vectoring where power is distributed to the rear wheels as necessary to improve dynamics and stability. The 95 kilowatt-per-hour battery provides a range of up to 310.7 miles.

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