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Traffic-Curbing Electric Vehicles

The Conceptual Audi AI:ME Has a Level 4 Autonomous Design

— April 16, 2019 — Autos
The face of urban transportation will change dramatically in the near future as autonomous technologies are realized, which is being supported by new visions like the Audi AI:ME vehicle.

Unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019 as a Level 4 autonomous vehicle, the car is capable of offering passengers an inviting space that is a tranquil escape from the cityscape it traverses. The vehicle is capable of seamlessly providing transportation for private owners using an electric powertrain that delivers 170 horsepower or 125 kW.

The conceptual Audi AI:ME vehicle is positioned for urban environments and is focused on slower speeds given the constraints that the landscape inherently features. The vehicle can be manually driven, if desired, to keep it as driver-focused as possible during the shift towards autonomous transportation.
Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Technologies - Disruptive innovation opportunities can be found in the development of advanced autonomous technologies for urban transportation.
2. Electric Powertrains - The adoption of electric powertrains in vehicles presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the automotive industry, particularly in urban transportation.
3. Urban Environments - Developing innovative solutions for urban transportation in terms of design, convenience, and sustainability can lead to disruptive changes in the industry.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by integrating autonomous technologies and electric powertrains into urban transportation solutions.
2. Technology - The technology industry can play a pivotal role in developing advanced autonomous technologies and infrastructure to support the transformation of urban transportation.
3. Design - The design industry can contribute to disruptive innovation by creating user-centric and eco-friendly solutions for urban transportation in order to enhance the overall experience.
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