Tag: Audi AI:ME

By on April 15, 2019

Audi’s pitching more than just new models at Auto Shanghai this month; it’s promoting a new way to drive. The AI:ME Concept is a summonable, self-driving urban electric, aimed at reshaping the company’s business model — or at least examining that possibility. While Audi refers to the vehicle as a highly specialized premium automobile that can be ordered as needed and offers “extensive possibilities for individualization as part of an on-demand offer,” the company also noted the AI:ME “need not pass into permanent personal ownership.”

The automaker was careful not to use the phrase, but these vehicles would operate under a loosely defined subscription or rental model where customers book a car via their smartphone or computer, stipulating how they need it to be configured for their journey. From there, the vehicle makes its way to the designated pickup point and applies the final adjustments based on previously established seating, climate, lighting, entertainment, and control preferences. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Inside Looking Out: They desperately needed this ability in late 1941. Too late now.
  • ToddAtlasF1: Saturn launched the 3-door SC coupe in 1999, two years before Chris Bangle’s first hard to look at...
  • Lynchenstein: They’re dividers so the plants in your organic herb garden don’t mess with one another....
  • ToddAtlasF1: What percentage of Americans live in single-family homes with garages? The same people forcing Americans...
  • 28-Cars-Later: That actually looks somewhat appealing, unlike the current which resembles a clown car.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Timothy Cain, Canada
  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States
  • Moderators

  • Adam Tonge, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States