The Audi Virtual Cockpit is the coup de grâce to all other instrument clusters. It turns what the driver sees behind the steering wheel into a stunning display of Google Earth mapping. It also provides for a very practical, user friendly interface. Customisable and unique readouts are available when switching from eco mode to sports mode, with the screen transforming from a serene theme to an aggressive one. It allows access to reams of information within your field of vision usually reserved for centrally mounted displays. The Audi TT uses the display exclusively, with no second screen in sight for example.
In other Audi vehicles it’s joined by the usual MMI controller and tablet style screen. But as Trevor Long demonstrates it’s certainly a worthy winner of the 2017 EFTM Best in Car Tech Award.
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.