Audi urbansphere – Audi is developing its own adaptions to modern transport needs with a strong focus on the internal layout and space within a vehicle.
They say their urbansphere concept offers a radical vision for the future of urban travel.
Originally conceived for use in traffic-dense Chinese megacities, they believe it is also suitable for any other metropolitan centres.
The concept offers the largest interior space of any Audi to date.
Audi describes it as a lounge on wheels and a mobile office, serving as a third living space during the time spent in traffic.
In the vehicle., automated driving technology removes the need for a steering wheel, pedals, or displays, which becomes a mobile interactive space.
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There will be a need for governments to manage the applications of these technologies to avoid massive congestion from mobile offices, where sitting in traffic is not as big a problem for those who can work or entertain themselves, compared to crticial functionsw such as the delivery of freight.
Audi skysphere, Audi grandsphere, and Audi urbansphere are the three concept cars that the brand with the four rings has developed to showcase its vision for the world of premium mobility of tomorrow. In the process, Audi is creating a vehicle experience that goes far beyond the purpose of merely spending time in a car to get from point A to point B.
Sphere number 1: The electrically driven roadster Audi skysphere concept debuted in August 2021. It presented a spectacular vision of a self-driving GT that transforms into a self-driving sports car with a variable wheelbase.
Just a few weeks later, Audi unveiled the second model in the sphere series, the Audi grandsphere concept, at the IAA 2021. This large four-seater sedan exemplified the brand’s ambition to define the future of progressive luxury.
What both concept cars have in common with the Audi urbansphere is that the entire concept is based on level 4 autonomous vehicle technology. Audi is currently working with CARIAD, Volkswagen Group’s software business, to introduce this technology within the second half of the decade.
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