Audi Connect to Offer Internet Radio and Google Street View
It wasn’t too long ago that Audi announced that it would be fitting its cars with a new broadband internet connection based on the ultra-fast LTE mobile connectivity standard. Now as the latest initiative in the ‘Audi Connect’ vehicle networking strategy the automaker has upgraded the system to offer internet radio and Google Street View functionality. The system already had the ability to connect drivers directly to Google, giving them access to a huge number of up-to-date points of interest, and information on weather, travel data, breaking news and traffic updates. With the new Audi Music Stream application, drivers can now tune in to international radio stations via the Internet and the smartphone app lets drivers tune into radio stations via the Internet and store them in their Audi infotainment system.
To access the phone’s music library wirelessly the smartphone can be connected to an MMI Navigation Plus system via WLAN. Navigation is made easy by the Google Street View functionality that provides high- resolution aerial and satellite images, photos, land formations, street names as well as business information whilst on the move. The system also pre-loads data for your selected route and merges them with information from MMI navigation plus. The Bluetooth online car phone’s UMTS module makes 360-degree panorama pedestrian’s eye-view images available.