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Does anybody know if this unit will be available to purchase as a part from a dealer or only as an option during purchase of MMI equiped cars?
 

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Got this link in a spam from audi today:

http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/experience/technology/Audi_Music_Interface.html

Sure looks like it is working on a MMI system. I know their first iPod kits earlier this year did not.

Being a noob at this, what prevents it from working in a RNS-E? Is it the firmware in the head unit or not having the correct connector on the back?


I appreciate your definitive "No." NSX Jr. but that is so against the spirit of this forum!
 

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The MMI systems are transferring audio/video via fiber optic ring while the RNS-E is using a point to point copper cable. So it's a complete different system with no chance to work together without additional hardware.
 

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veteq said:
Someone might produce an interface so that the AMI will work with RNS-E. Just give it some time.
I doubt it.

The B8 A4 due in late 2007 or early 2008 will use MMI, the A6, A8 & Q7 already use MMI.

So it looks like the future is MMI - why should anyone spend time and money developing an interface for the RNS-E when it is "on the way out"?
 

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yeloshak said:
I appreciate your definitive "No." NSX Jr. but that is so against the spirit of this forum!
Sorry I am un-spirited, but as Dirk says above, the MMI system is completely different from the RNS-E (even though the RNS-E claims to be MMI on the startup screen). The MMI system works over fiber optics and the RNS-E works over wires.

Besides, this question has already been covered about 5 times on this forum.
 

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I can see there is some interest on this AMI unit, but I guess nobody has an idea if it will be available as a stand alone part for purchase or only as an optional accessory in a new car with MMI?
 

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Ciccio21 said:
I can see there is some interest on this AMI unit, but I guess nobody has an idea if it will be available as a stand alone part for purchase or only as an optional accessory in a new car with MMI?
The audi website specifically says that it is currently available to order only with new cars and that a retrofit kit is in the works.
 
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