Audi Realigns Its Technical Development Division

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48646"] source: Audi AG CEO Markus Duesmann takes over additional Board of Management responsibility for Technical Development Chairman of the Supervisory Board Herbert Diess: “We thank Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler for 34 years of successful work at the Volkswagen Group.” Chairman of the General Works Council Peter Mosch: “The next steps are a matter for the boss: accelerating processes and modernizing structures in an employee-f...

Britta Seeger Meets Hildegard Wortmann: A Conversation About Driving Fun, Emancipation, and Strategy

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47936"] source: Mercedes-Benz.com From: DRIVE, Stuttgarter Zeitung Supplement, May/June 2020. Interview: Mirella Sidro. Photos: Philipp Mueller. As members of the management board of Daimler AG and Audi AG, Britta Seeger and Hildegard Wortmann represent the growing number of female managers who are putting their stamp on the auto industry. A conversation about driving fun, emancipation and strategy. DRIVE : Ms Seeger, Ms Wortmann, what was yo...

Audi museum mobile at Audi Forum Ingolstadt Has Reopened

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47575"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG, mlmomentum The restart of production at Ingolstadt isn't the only facility opening there...Audi AG recently announced that the Audi museum mobile is now open for visits. This is a fascinating museum for the Audi enthusiast and should be on your list if you ever make it to Ingolstadt. Packed full of iconic race cars, concepts, and vehicles, the museum mobile is more than an art museum; it's a walk throug...

Corona Pandemic: AUDI AG Takes Stock After Difficult First Quarter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="28211"] source: Audi AG Volumes and key financials significantly impacted by regulatory and economic consequences of corona crisis Lockdowns and closed dealerships worldwide: Audi delivered 352,993 cars to customers in a difficult first quarter Revenue of €12.5 billion, operating return on sales of 0.1 percent Net cash flow of approximately €1 billion, net liquidity of €18.8 billion CFO Arno Antlitz: “Audi is in a ro...

Elegant – Efficient – Evolutionary: The New Audi A3 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46263"] source: Audi AG Design with a focus on the extended lateral line and coupé-like roof TDI and TFSI engines with high efficiency and strong performance Digital cockpit and touch display as standard, multitude of connect services The second generation of an Audi success story is here – the A3 Sedan. The compact four-door model is digitally and fully connected – from the infotainment through to the assist systems. Beneath the elegan...

Audi Production Gradually Restarts in Europe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46036"] source: Audi AG The Audi plants in Europe will slowly return to normality by the end of the month Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler: “The focus is on a safe working environment” General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch: “Numerous measures are being taken to ensure that the employees’ health is protected” Audi will gradually initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe during the coming...

Video of the Day(s): A Virtual Factory Tour of Ingolstadt

  [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45074"] words: Bill, source: Audi AG Who here has never been to Ingolstadt *raises hand*? Wait...I'm the only one? Ok well I guess I'll watch this stream myself. Audi knows that we are all cooped up so they are trying to alleviate our boredom through a coloring book, tech talks, a 4-hour tour of the Australian countryside and now a virtual tour of Ingolstadt. If you are interested, you will have to book an interactive tour onl...

Financial Year 2019: Audi AG Achieves Its Financial Targets and Sets a Course for Long-Term Competitiveness

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44216"] source: Audi AG CEO Bram Schot: “Exceptional situation due to corona: we are focusing on protecting our employees, contractors and guests and making the right business decisions in this volatile environment.” In a difficult environment, Audi achieves its financial targets for 2019 Operating profit of €4.5 billion; 8.1 percent operating return on sales is within forecast corridor for 2019 Net cash flow slightly above...

Volkswagen AG Plans to Take Over All Audi Shares and to Place Audi at the Head of Volkswagen Group Development

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="25295"] source: Audi AG Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG: “We are pooling our strengths for a competitive positioning. With Markus Duesmann, Audi will take the lead for research & development at the Volkswagen Group” Audi CEO Bram Schot: “The new structure will strengthen Audi’s role within the Volkswagen Group” Peter Mosch, Deputy ...

Virtual Training and Intelligent Algorithms: Audi Is Counting on “Smart Logistics”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43450"] source: Audi AG Digital technologies are increasingly simplifying international logistics Experts with extensive IT skills are in high demand Shelves that label themselves, cooperation in virtual spaces, and high-performance computers that make autonomous decisions: In the Supply Chain department at Audi, this is no longer a future vision - as is demonstrated by selected examples at different production sites. The company teste...

Where Innovation Happens: Experts Discuss Ideas For Future Mobility At The MQ! Innovation Summit In Beijing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39724"] source: Audi AG MQ! Innovation Summit for the first time in China Gaby-Luise Wüst, President of Audi China: “The future is being made in China” Innovative ideas and future mobility solutions elaborated in 13 workspaces Under the motto #neverstopquestioning, Audi has gathered pioneers, visionaries and technical experts from all over the world in Beijing for the third MQ! Innovation Summit. The core question r...

Audi Increases Upfront Expenditure For Electric Mobility

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39507"] source: Audi AG Consistently electric: plans for upfront expenditure totaling approximately €37 billion by 2024, thereof about €12 billion solely for electric mobility CFO Seitz: “The planning round supports our course of accelerated electrification.” Audi Transformation Plan has freed up more than €4 billion since it was started Fundamental agreement on Audi.Zukunft has positive implications for long-term competitiveness ...

Audi Concludes Fundamental Agreement With Works Council On Economic And Forward-Looking Realignment

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39509"] source: Audi AG Platform-oriented allocation of models to plants and optimized plant capacities to make German sites sustainably fit for the future Job guarantee for AUDI AG employees agreed upon for the next decade Positive impact on earnings totaling around 6 billion euros until 2029 A new era is dawning. Audi is taking sustained action for greater economy, flexibility and secure jobs. The Board of Management a...

Markus Duesmann to be new Audi CEO

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38413"] source: Audi AG Duesmann to succeed Bram Schot on April 1, 2020 Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Diess: “Markus Duesmann will do everything in his power to leverage the great potential of the Audi brand” / “Thank you to Bram Schot for his very successful work in a critical phase” Chairman of the General Works Council Mosch: “We expect courage to take the lead through technology” / “Bram Schot started the cult...

Dynamic Driving Simulators: Why They Will Make Decisions About The Audis Of The Future

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38241"] source: Alexander Stiehle  for Audi AG Developing, testing, and experiencing the feeling of driving — in the driving simulator, engineers test the driving performance of new Audi models before they hit the roads. Audi author Alexander Stiehle was “on the road” in one. He had heaps of fun and, while he was at it, learned how the simulator saves time and money during development. One minute and 54 seconds — the results of my fi...

Digital Trends: Audi Balances Carsharing, EVs, And Sports Cars As It Prepares For The 2020s

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="33622"] source: Digital Trends Digital Trends sat down with some of Audi's top executives to learn about how the company sees itself evolving during the 2020s. Audi introduced two completely different cars during the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. Its go-fast Audi Sport division presented the second-generation RS 7, a 600-horsepower fastback powered by a sonorous V8 engine. The company also unveiled a highly futuristic design study named AI:Trail (...

Audi Delivers Around 155,350 Automobiles In July

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32367"] source: Audi AG WLTP extraordinary effects had a major impact on deliveries in prior-year period Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “Managed to clearly stabilize sales situation year-on-year” China up 6.0 percent, setting new record for July deliveries Audi delivered around 155,350 automobiles to customers worldwide last month. This represents a decrease of 6.1 perce...

After A Challenging First Half of the Year: Audi Group Confirms Earnings Forecast for 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31295"] source: Audi AG Audi Group after six months of year: revenue of €28.8 billion; operating profit of €2.3 billion; operating return on sales of 8.0 percent Ongoing high level of net cash flow of €2.3 billion due to spending discipline CFO Alexander Seitz: “With the Audi Transformation Plan, we are taking consistent action against numerous adverse factors” All-electric Audi e-tron to be launched a...

Audi Closes May with Around 151,900 Automobiles Sold

source: Audi AG Growth in Western Europe Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Expect positive momentum in the second half of the year” Model changeovers have adverse effect on business in United States and China AUDI AG delivered around 151,900 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. As such, deliveries were down 5.4 percent year-on-year. In Western Europe, the company closed the month over last year (+1.5%); the increase in demand in...

Audi Delivered Around 140,300 Automobiles to Customers in April

source: Audi AG Model changeovers and challenging market environment impact deliveries to customers Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Renewal of our product range still requires a major effort” Deliveries down 5.9 percent since the start of the year AUDI AG delivered around 140,300 cars to customers worldwide in April, down 12.8 percent year-on-year. Model changeovers affecting volume models such as the Audi A6 continued to have an adverse e...