Another year more Audi leads the AUDI market in vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive, having registered a 32 per cent of comprehensive transmission models rather than follower mark immediately during the year 2015. In a market where the penetration of the AWD fails to 7 percent, the enrollment of Audi quattro wheel drive vehicles assume 22.9 percent of the total sales of the brand. The Audi Q5, Audi Q3 and Audi A4 are the models that add up to higher number of sales with wheel drive quattro, accumulating more than two-thirds of the sales of Audi models with all-wheel-drive.
Under the name quattro, Audi offers up to four technical different variants of traction at all four wheels, depending on the type of vehicle, engine and your needs. From the small Audi A1 to the luxurious Audi A8, Q models, the Audi TT and Audi R8 sports and high performance S and RS versions. In total, are 111 combinations available to vehicle, body style, engine, and transmission. But if you use different lines, editions and trim levels, the figure rises to 260 versions.
Quattro in the world
In its worldwide sales total Audi sells half of its cars with this 4 x 4 traction, while in Spain they pose a 22.9 in a segment which does not exceed 7%.
In the general progression registered in the Spanish market for 2015, Audi has enrolled 9.866 vehicles with traction to all four wheels, 2.121 more than the previous year, representing a 27 percent advance. The protagonists of these sales have been the Audi Q5, with 3,325 units sold with the Audi A4, the Audi Q3 with 2.403 and integral transmission, A4 allroad quattro, with a joint turnover of 1,010 units. While in the Q5 4 X 4 versions exceed 77 per cent of the total, the Audi Q3 records 40 percent of its sales with this type of transmission.
The pioneer of this process was in 1980 the so-called Audi quattro, a coupé with engine 2.2 turbo 200 horses in which the adaptation of an integral transmission coming from an all-terrain military court, served to show how the distribution of torque between the four wheels dramatically improved grip and safety floorings of low adhesion. And from there to the legendary Audi quattro in the World Rally Championship, with two branded titles and many other pilot obtained between 1982 and 1984.
Later the quattro system would be incorporated even in the prototypes of the strength of the 24 hours of Le Mans, thus obtaining three new absolute triumphs in this famous test using quattro technology, joining the previous ten victories in 2012.
According to Keogh to Car & Driver, autonomous vehicles will be introduced in our lives progressively. Little by little, driving attendees will be more advanced, increasing their autonomy with the passage of time. Without going any further, the new Audi A4 and Audi Q7 are capable of circular themselves in jams thanks to the adaptive cruise control. While it is true, they do so at a maximum speed of 37 km/h, and every 15 seconds need driver to take the wheel, but hey, it's a first step.
Subsequently, autonomous cars could begin to circulate in areas specially designed for this purpose in major urban helmets, before giving the total jump to 100% autonomous driving. In Audi is considered one of the greatest challenges facing this type of vehicle is the interpretation of traffic lights and road signs, especially at the crossroads of four very common intersections in some countries like the United States.