A sci-fi augmented head-up display
Also available on the new Audi Q4 e-tron is an all-new and pioneering augmented reality head-up display that projects key driving data onto the windscreen so that the information feels like it’s floating roughly 10m from the driver.
Using dynamic ‘drone-style’ animated floating arrows for navigation and visual hints for driver assistance functions such as lane assist, it helps the driver focus more keenly on the road ahead – especially in poor visibility conditions – while still putting key information right in the driver’s line of sight.
Powering this system is advanced software driven by 600,000 lines of code – 50% more than in the first Space Shuttle.
Extending the frontiers of inner space
On the outside, the Audi Q4 e-tron stands out from the normal SUV pack with its striking lines and proportions – particularly the short overhangs and long wheelbase that come as a result of the Q4 e-tron’s compact electric powertrain and the low-slung battery, which lies underneath the passenger compartment.
This also enhances interior space, with the extended 2.76m wheelbase (longer than most medium-sized SUVs) resulting in an interior that is 1.83m in length – similar to a large full-size SUV. The absence of a central transmission tunnel means a flat floor and more leg room for rear passengers, while the rear seats have a commanding position 7cm higher than the front seats, while still offering plenty of headroom.