How might we create smart applications in a smart city?

Digitalization does not stop even at the automotive sector. Vehicles are able to communicate with each other and with traffic systems, making mobility smarter than ever. For cities, this opens up completely new possibilities with intelligent traffic control becoming increasingly simple. But to do so, it is important to know the requirements. Only in this way can vehicles and traffic be coordinated. The task in this workspace was to find out about these requirements and develop concepts for them.

In this workspace, it was important to look at the topic from two perspectives: that of daily commuters and that of travellers. In both cases, the participants were particularly interested in futuristic concepts. Vehicles should be fully connected and completely integrated into daily life. Exciting ideas included drone delivery of parcels directly into the vehicle via the panorama roof, digital pets, the possibility of networking while driving, and a social system to penalize drivers who do not obey traffic rules.

Michael Zweck

Senior Pre-Development Engineer Michael started at Audi in 2002 and has ever since held various positions within technical development departments. In 2011 he initiated the pre-developed project “traffic light information”. After three years he moved to the Silicon Valley to introduce this Vehicle-to-Infrastructure feature as an industry-first into the US-market.

Dmitriy Kuzikov

Senior Pre-Development Engineer Dmitry is one to always focus on innovative topics. As a pre-development engineer he is working on new fascinating customer solutions. After three years at the AUDI AG he moved to Audi China to focus on smart city features and 5G networks in megacities.