Audi Urban Intelligent Assist

The Audi Urban Intelligent Assist (AUIA) research has come up with some technologies and approaches to make the challenges of navigating the chaotic roadways of the world’s mega cities easy, safer and more efficient a generation from now. The AUIA research will be demonstrated through a display at the Audi stand throughout the Los Angeles Auto Show. The demonstration will highlight the advancements in predictive technology made by AUIA, harnessing the power of Big Data through algorithms, real time data, Human Machine Interface, advanced sensors, lidar/radar detections and other innovative approaches.

The AUIA demonstrator exhibit will currently focus on two primary applications – Audi Driver Centric Urban Navigation and Audi Urban Assistance. Audi Driver Centric Urban Navigation focuses on driver diagnostic information, generating the most comfortable and efficient route for each driver, offering recommendations about route planning, and providing route guidance tailor-made to each user to make each trip smart and stress-free. Audi Urban Assistance application focuses on determining critical information in urban situations, such as vehicle and pedestrian detection for intersection safety, available parking spaces near a destination or the governing traffic rules at the time of arrival.

AUIA is a project introduced by AUDI AG and the Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory in Silicon Valley. The project was collaborated with three leading California engineering research universities – the University of Southern California, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Diego. The Electronics Research Laboratory in Belmont, California, is a high-tech think-tank that has been developing new technologies for Audi cars and other brands within the Volkswagen Group since 1998. The ERL focuses on accelerating automotive innovation for future production vehicles.