When it comes to technology in cars, there are no more advanced lot than the Germans. From the first FM car radio offered by Blaupunkt, to the introduction of passenger airbags as standard equipment in the Porsche 944, to the release of the Smart Car (perhaps not quite as significant as the last two), German auto manufacturing and technology have always gone hand in hand.
And in recent years, the most significant tech advancement has come from Audi. With what, you ask? You guessed it: their Virtual Cockpit.
The Audi Virtual Cockpit offers a completely unique and futuristic dashboard experience, entirely changing the game of dashboard technology. In this post, we explain the Audi Virtual Cockpit, tell you what we love about it and why you should consider it on your next Audi upgrade!
What is the Virtual Cockpit?
Modern auto manufacturing has increasingly turned to electronics and digitisation, and this has revolutionised many aspects of our cars. Included in this is the dashboard, with car manufacturers now offering virtual dashboards in place of physical dials and instruments.
Audi was one of the first car manufacturers to offer this with their Virtual Cockpit. The Audi Virtual Cockpit is an entirely-customisable and configurable dashboard system; instead of physical dials, you can configure the screen to display whatever you like! It allows you to change the sizes of your speedometer, swap out the tachometer for a GPS display, add trip computer information and many other things.
What we love about the Audi Virtual Cockpit
Lots. We love lots of things about the Audi Virtual Cockpit, which we believe is one of the world’s best virtual dashboards. Some of our favourite things about the Virtual Cockpit include:
- Total control over your dashboard experience
Traditional dials and instruments are so rigid. You have no choice in terms of what you’re seeing behind the steering wheel, which is one of the most important parts of the driving experience.
With Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, you configure the dash however you like. It’s malleable, and it can be changed at will.
- Better adaptability to driving conditions
This malleability isn’t just a cool thing to have when you feel like playing around with your dash; it can also improve the driving experience when you’re driving in different conditions. Say you’re driving on the highway instead of around town. You can increase the size of your mileage display while reducing the size of the tachometer, for example.
- Increased reliability of instruments
And on top of this, all dashboard issues can be fixed with digital troubleshooting, rather than traditional dash components which require physical work to repair.
Thinking of going virtual on your next Audi? Whatever your decision, bring your Audi into German Service Shop for its next service. We service all of Melbourne’s luxury Euro vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mini and Volkswagen. We are a genuine dealership alternative, giving your Audi a top-quality service without the overcharging and over-servicing which dealership mechanics are known for. Book in with German Service Shop today.