The testers from the renowned car magazine â€œauto connectâ€ have made their decision: the Audi navigation system plus defeated the competition of ten systems from original equipment manufacturers. The results have now been published in a special issue. The Audi navigation system plus is available in the Audi A3, A3 Sportback, A4, A4 Avant, A4 Cabriolet and Audi allroad quattro models.
In the four categories Equipment, Handling, Route Guidance and Route Calculation, the Audi system performed particularly outstandingly in the disciplines â€œVisual and Acoustic Route Guidanceâ€ and â€œOperationâ€. The Audi navigation system plus achieved the highest possible scores for navigation system equipment and route calculation for overland driving.
â€œThe Ingolstadt company are the acknowledged trendsetters in the field of in-car electronics and multimedia â€“ and this was the case even before the highly acclaimed MMI infotainment and multimedia system which Audi offers in its A6 and A8 models,â€ commented the â€œauto connectâ€ testers.
The operating and display system of the navigation system plus in the Audi A3 tested follows the very same clear and intuitively comprehensible logic as the multiple-award-winning Audi MMI, introduced in 2002 in the latest-generation Audi A8.
Key features of the successful system are the fast DVD drive, two integrated memory card readers, the twin tuner for FM reception and a 6.5-inch TFT colour display with extended 3D map view. The split-screen function means that supplementary information, for example on the next three recommended turns, can be shown next to the map on the left-hand side of the picture. In addition the automatic multistage turning point zoom supports the driver by giving precise, in-depth information.
The Audi navigation system plus provides up to three routes to choose from â€“ short, fast or alternative â€“ and allows up to three stopovers. Incoming traffic announcements are automatically taken into account when calculating the route and can also be displayed directly on the map at the press of a button. The extensive selection of points of interest includes airports, car parks, exhibition and event centres, museums and theatres as well as cinemas and shopping centres.
The convenient telephone operation and the optional voice dialogue system with five European languages ensure that the Audi navigation system plus represents an outstanding offer. Within one year the installation rate in some models has more than doubled â€“ proof indeed of its great appeal to customers.