We recently brought you news that Audi would be fitting its cars with a new broadband Internet connection
based on the ultra-fast LTE mobile connectivity standard as the latest initiative in the automaker's 'Audi Connect’ vehicle networking strategy.
Audi's system also has the ability to connect drivers directly to Google, giving them access to a huge number of up-to-date points of interest, as well as information such as weather, travel data and breaking news and traffic updates.
Now Audi has announced that it has upgraded the system yet again, this time so that it offers Internet radio and Google Street View functionality.
Starting with the new Audi Music Stream application, drivers can now tune in to international radio stations via the Internet. This smartphone app lets drivers tune into radio stations via the Internet and store them in their Audi infotainment system.
A driver’s smartphone can be connected to an MMI navigation plus system via WLAN. If there’s nothing worthwhile on the radio, drivers can simply access their phone’s music library wirelessly via the MMI, choose a file and play it.
Navigation with Google Earth images and Street View, meanwhile, gives drivers high- resolution aerial and satellite images, photos, land formations, streets and their names as well as business information whilst on the move.
The system pre-loads data for your selected route and merges them with information from MMI navigation plus. The Bluetooth online car phone’s UMTS module makes true-to-life 360-degree panorama pedestrian’s eye-view images like the one above available in-car.