to Preserve the nature and to travel in 4X4 are for many two conflicting concepts. But not for Audi,who has completed at the iaa in Frankfurt the presentation of their electric models with a prototype, the AI:TRAIL , able to leave the asphalt skn generate any type of emissions. This model is now revealed, is in addition to the already well-known Aicon, AI:I, and AI:RACE, vehicles, sports, family, and competition, and also exposed these days in the Lounge.
With an exterior length 4.15 metres and a width of 2.15 meters, the capacity of the Audi AI:TRAIL to get away from the paved roads is immediately apparent. Even when you are stopped, the height of 1.67 meters, and the huge wheels of 22 inches with tires 850 mm are an indication of its excellent off-road capability. With a height above the floor of 34 inches, can wade through water with more than half a metre deep.
Designed as a true 4X4, its features and capabilities call attention to the cars and protitipos more normal, pensandos for driving on city and highway. It is assumed that a car of these features, which will cicular in nature, do not have easy access to points of loading, so designers have focused their work on achieving a great reduction of weight to increase your self-use.
According to the manufacturer, is capable of traveling between 400 and 500 miles on the road or in fast tracks (according to regulation WLTP), and more than 250 in extreme situations and practicandoconducción off-road.
To meet these requirements, the vehicle is designed to reach a maximum speed of 130 km/h on the road. The electronics of the AI:TRAIL continuously monitors the flow of energy and the consumption to get elmayor savings possible even during off-road riding.
The car uses four electric motors, each of them located close to the wheels, with a total output of 435 HP .
As each wheel is powered individually, the AI Trail can dispense with the differential and locks, and the electrical does not have a gearbox.
Another striking aspect of the vehicle is its appearance, with an interior glass-walled polygonal shapes, and that leaves us with a capacity for four passengers.
The windshield covers the front of the vehicle as if it were the cockpit of a helicopter , leaving a clear view for all occupants from virtually any angle.
The interior is very diaphanous, with pedals, a steering wheel, in the form of a yoke, a few buttons, and a smartphone connected to the steering column, as the only elemetoss visible.
the second row of asiientos are, in reality, two chairs hammock, formed by two panels of fabric that form a seat and a backrest. These seats allow the occupants to relax not only in the interior of the passenger compartment, as can be extracted from the vehicle and used as movable chairs.
When the AI TRAIL is stopped, a few drones drone can illuminate the surrounding area from his position on the roof. They can also illuminate the interior through the panoramic roof transparent if you prefer to stay inside the vehicle.
The drones, which are coordinated fully automatically by the AI:TRAIL, often fly at least in pairs. If necessary, they can also provide an intensity of additional light, or illuminate the area around the vehicle to join up to form groups of up to five drones. The occupants can simply use the control software on their smartphones to configure the layout desired.
in Addition to a high level of aid to laconducción and driving semi-autonomous, the electronics also helps the driver to overcome the sections irregular in the 4X4 driving and if necessary, the systems warn the driver if they are about to overcome critical limits are difficult to control, as the distance to the ground or the angles of attack and output.
they can Also keep the vehicle on the road, within the limits of the system, such as a lane-keeping assistants are working in conjunction with the cruise control . Depending on the circumstances, this places the vehicle in the Level 2 automation. However, it requires that the driver be alert at all times. Assistance systems smart provide effective support and contribute, without doubt, to improve the security, thereby easing considerably the task of the driver.Updated Date: 11 September 2019, 22:30