The Audi virtual cockpit.
Concentrated. Focused.

With an exceptionally clear layout. The Audi virtual cockpit is a fully digital instrument cluster that is geared entirely towards the driver. All information appears in a 12.3‑inch TFT display with pin-sharp, high-contrast graphics. Brilliant by design, innovative beyond compare.

The Audi virtual cockpit amalgamates the functions of a central MMI monitor and a conventional instrument cluster within a unique 12.3‑inch TFT display. All functions and services are visualised using brilliant graphics with a three-dimensional feel and detailed effects. The driver has a choice of two views – the classic view and the “infotainment” mode.

The display layout changes depending on the view selected. Whereas the classic view is dominated by the round dials in the form of the speedometer and rev counter, additional functions such as navigation, telephone, Audi connect and media take a more prominent place in the “infotainment” mode. The displays for exterior temperature, time, mileages, as well as the warning and notification symbols appear in a fixed position along the bottom edge of the cockpit in both modes.

The display modes of the Audi virtual cockpit

Intuitive control structure
The “View” button on the leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel lets the driver switch between the two interfaces. In the “infotainment” mode, a central window dominates the view that provides plenty of room for displaying the navigation map or the various lists from the telephone, radio and audio functions. It is flanked on the left and right by the rev counter and speedometer, which appear as small round dials.
Focused on the driver
When the classic view is selected, the central window becomes smaller; the instrument dials – featuring black scales, red needles and white numerals – appear to be about the same size as today’s analogue displays. The LCD screen occupies a prominent position in the dashboard. At the ideal viewing height for the driver.

Besides familiar modes of operation, the MMI control panel now also takes its cue from the world of consumer electronics. The rotary pushbutton continues to be the control “lynchpin”, but the complexity of the operating levels and steps has been greatly reduced. This is because the components of the new MMI are more compact and powerful than ever. This is also obvious from the voice control, which has taken a major step towards operation using natural spoken commands.

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Fast, safe and fully digital

To ensure fast, reliable visualisation of content, Audi is the first car manufacturer to work with the Tegra 30 quad-core chip from the Nvidia Tegra 3 series. The graphics processor generates 60 frames per second, thereby making sure that the speedometer and rev counter needles are displayed with absolute precision. The Audi virtual cockpit is capable of showing all manner of different information – from assistance system graphics to the images from the rear-view camera to dynamic vehicle animations.