Ingolstadt, Germany
Ingolstadt, Germany

Audi AG ) is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury automobiles. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide.Audi has been a majority owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group since 1966, following a phased purchase of Audi AG's predecessor, Auto Union, from Daimler-Benz. Volkswagen relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series.The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", meaning "listen" in German, becomes "audi" in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi's predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Advantage through Technology". However, since 2007 Audi USA has used the slogan "Truth in Engineering". Audi is a member of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Audi AG | Date: 2016-08-05

An operating medium tank arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an operating medium tank; a filling tube for refueling the operating medium tank, wherein the filling tube is fluidly connected on one side to the operating medium tank and on the other side has an insertion opening for receiving a refueling device; a guide insert arranged in the filling tube for guiding the refueling device; and a liquid separator including a separator chamber which is divided into a first sub-chamber and a second sub-chamber, wherein the first sub-chamber is fluidly connected to the operating medium tank via a ventilation line, wherein the second sub-chamber is fluidly connected to a filter device, wherein the separator chamber is fluidly connected to the filling tube for purging operating medium separated in the liquid separator into the filling tube, and wherein the first sub-chamber and the second sub-chamber are fluidly connected with each other via a labyrinth separator which is formed by the liquid separator and the filling tube.


Patent
Audi AG | Date: 2016-09-02

A method for determining an actual level of a vehicle, includes determining an actual level of the vehicle as a function of a distance between at least one wheel of the vehicle and a superstructure of the vehicle, wherein the distance is determined by means of a signal detected by at least one chassis sensor, wherein the signal includes at least signal portions that correspond to an own movement of the vehicle and signal portions that correspond to an excitation by a road on which the vehicle actually drives; filtering the signal portions corresponding to the own movement of the vehicle out of the signal detected by the at least one chassis sensor by means of a filter function; calculating the actual level of the vehicle from a difference between the filtered signal without the signal portions that correspond to the own movement of the vehicle and the signal detected by the at least one chassis sensor.


In a method for operating a hybrid drive device of a motor vehicle, a speed ratio between an electric machine of the hybrid drive device and an output shaft of the hybrid drive device is reduced by a transmission, when a temperature of the electric machine exceeds a first temperature limit value.


Patent
Audi AG | Date: 2016-08-12

A fastening structure for securing a component of an exhaust system to a body of a motor vehicle includes a bracket which is secured to the component of the exhaust system. The bracket includes a recess and at least one receiving opening. A bearing element is secured to the body and configured for attachment to the bracket. The bearing element includes a fastening pin which is received in the recess of the bracket. A safety device is configured for attachment to the bracket. The safety device includes a receiving hole for passage of the fastening pin of the bearing element, and at least one mechanical stop element configured for arrangement in the receiving opening of the bracket.


Patent
Audi AG | Date: 2016-08-26

An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine includes a muffler, a first exhaust pipe which is connected to the muffler for sound damping, and a second exhaust pipe which extends in terms of flow in parallel relation to the first exhaust pipe and extends through first muffler in the absence of a flow communication with the first muffler. The first and second exhaust pipes originate from a common exhaust pipe. A switching valve adjusts hereby a throughflow cross section of the second exhaust pipe.


A method for supporting a driver during a positioning of a motor vehicle for charging an electrical energy storage of the motor vehicle, includes detecting a charging device for charging the energy storage of the motor vehicle in a vicinity of the motor vehicle; determining a position of the charging device relative to the motor vehicle; determining whether the charging device is located within an activation region that is defined in relation to the motor vehicle as a function of a distance of the charging device to a vehicle-fixed reference point and a direction in which the charging device is located relative to the reference point; and operating the display device in a positioning mode in which the display device displays information regarding the positioning of the motor vehicle relative to the charging device, when the charging device is located in the activation region.


Patent
Volkswagen AG and Audi AG | Date: 2017-03-29

An interactive vehicle navigation system (100) provides not only navigation instructions to arrive at a destination but also a three-dimensional (3D) animated preview that provides a realistic view of a specified destination, including three-dimensional imagery of recognizable landmarks in the surroundings at the destination. The point of view from which the 3D animated preview is generated is selected as to provide a vantage of the locale that avoids obstructions to the users view, such as from a point of view that is higher than street level.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: ICT-28-2015 | Award Amount: 15.72M | Year: 2016

Bringing flexible organic electronics to pilot innovation scale (PI-SCALE) is a highly needed response to bridge the gap which exists today between promising laboratory scale results of highly efficient flexible OLED modules and mass manufacturing of high value-added products. The project will integrate existing European infrastructures into a European flexible OLED pilot line, which will operate in an open access mode and serve customers from along the value chain with individual product designs, validation of upscaling concepts, and system-level flexible OLED integration. The Consortium will connect the most advanced pilot line facilities with the best material providers and equipment manufacturers, creating a service that will offer substantial numbers of flexible OLEDs that can meet efficiency, durability and cost requirements of end users. Together with end-users for various markets, such as automotive and designer luminaires, PI-SCALE will demonstrate the capabilities of this pilot line doing process optimisation for product demonstrators to enable cost efficient production and facilitate an effective market introduction. In addition PI-SCALE will include a number of outreach activities to actively engage and educate interested users and suppliers for flexible OLEDs in interactive product concept development. PI-SCALE will not only support the market acceptance of flexible OLED products, but it will also ensure that prototype ideas from European companies will have the possibility of reaching a semi-industrial scale in a very short time.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: FCH2-IA | Phase: FCH-03.1-2015 | Award Amount: 106.22M | Year: 2016

Hydrogen Mobility Europe 2 (H2ME 2) brings together action in 8 European countries to address the innovations required to make the hydrogen mobility sector truly ready for market. The project will perform a large-scale market test of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles operated in real-world customer applications and demonstrate the system benefits generated by using electrolytic hydrogen solutions in grid operations. H2ME 2 will increase the participation of European manufacturers into the hydrogen sector, and demonstrate new vehicles across a range of platforms, with increased choice: new cars (Honda, and Daimler), new vans (range extended vehicles from Renault/Symbio and Renault/Nissan/Intelligent Energy) and a new medium sized urban delivery truck (Renault Trucks/Symbio). H2ME 2 develops an attractive proposition around range extended vehicles and supports a major roll-out of 1,000 of these vehicles to customers in France, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK. 1,230 new hydrogen fuelled vehicles will be deployed in total, trebling the existing fuel cell fleet in Europe. H2ME 2 will establish the conditions under which electrolytic refuelling stations can play a beneficial role in the energy system, and demonstrate the acquisition of real revenues from provision of energy services for aggregated electrolyser-HRS systems at a MW scale in both the UK and France. This has the further implication of demonstrating viable opportunities for reducing the cost of hydrogen at the nozzle by providing valuable energy services without disrupting refuelling operations. H2ME 2 will test 20 new HRS rigorously at high level of utilisation using the large vehicle deployment. The loading of stations by the end of the project is expected to average 20% of their daily fuelling capacity, with some stations exceeding 50% or more. This will test the HRS to a much greater extent than has been the case in previous projects.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: MG-3.4-2014 | Award Amount: 6.93M | Year: 2015

The past decade has seen significant progress on active pedestrian safety, as a result of advances in video and radar technology. In the intelligent vehicle domain, this has recently culminated in the market introduction of first-generation active pedestrian safety systems, which can perform autonomous emergency braking (AEB-PED) in case of critical traffic situations. PROSPECT will significantly improve the effectiveness of active VRU safety systems compared to those currently on the market. This will be achieved in two complementary ways: (a) by expanded scope of VRU scenarios addressed and (b) by improved overall system performance (earlier and more robust detection of VRUs, proactive situation analysis, and fast actuators combined with new intervention strategies for collision avoidance). PROSPECT targets five key objectives: i. Better understanding of relevant VRU scenarios ii. Improved VRU sensing and situational analysis iii. Advanced HMI and vehicle control strategies iv. Four vehicle demonstrators, a mobile driving simulator and a realistic bicycle dummy demonstrator v. Testing in realistic traffic scenarios and user acceptance study The consortium includes the majority of European OEMs (Audi, BMW, DAIMLER, TME and Volvo Cars) currently offering AEB systems for VRU. They are keen to introduce the next generation systems into the market. BOSCH and CONTI will contribute with next generation components and intervention concepts. Video algorithms will be developed by UoA and DAIMLER. Driver interaction aspects (HMI) are considered by UoN and IFSTTAR. Euro NCAP test labs (IDIADA, BAST, TNO) will define and validate test procedures and propose standardization to Euro NCAP and UN-ECE. Accident research will be performed by Chalmers, VTI and BME, based on major in-depth accident databases (GIDAS and IGLAD) and complemented by East Europe data. The work will be done in cooperation with experts in Japan (JARI, NTSEL) and the US (VTTI, UMTRI, NHTSA).

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