Audi h-tron quattro: a lab on wheels, semi-autonomous and hydrogen

After the scandal of the diesel, Audi needs to be reconciled with their clients. And what better way of doing this is by anticipating their technology strategy and sustainable for the coming years, with a prototype, the Audi h-tron quattro concept, that not only will work by using a mechanical based fuel cell and hydrogen, but also it has become a real laboratory on four wheels that anticipates many of the technologies that iran gaining a foothold in the coming years in the range Audi. What provides this kind of SUV, family van, dubbed the Audi h-tron quattro concept?

Audi has taken advantage of its modular platform for applications longitudinal to transform the e-tron quattro electric in a luxury SUV of hydrogen.

Just a look surface to find that the Audi h-tron quattro concept is a version revamped for the Audi e-tron quattro concept unveiled last year. Enjoys looking SUV, and proportions, half-way between a family vehicle campero, an Allroad, and a todocamino itself. In its design we see, on the other hand, a part of the philosophy that we’ve seen in the new Audi Q7, the search a commitment campero from a design that is more focused on the driving on the road.

This prototype is built on the second generation of the modular platform for applications in the engine longitudinal. It is interesting to mention that both the e-tron as this h-tron is based on the same platform, despite having mechanical solutions so different (for the technical requirements of energy build up that require).

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Their autonomy is higher than that of its counterpart electric, and can fully recharge in just 4 minutes.

The Audi h-tron quattro concept would be a storage system based on fuel cell, which is capable of supplying this car to travel up to 600 kilometers. We talk about 100 kilometers extra with regard to their counterpart electric, as well as a boost in about 4 minutes. Also would be solar panels, and with a heat pump, which would contribute to further improve its energy efficiency.

, Its mechanism is based on two electric motors, one of 140 kW at the rear axle and the other of 90 kW in the front. We would talk about 190 HP behind and 122 HP to the front, with which to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds and to reach 200 km/h.

audi-h-tron-quattro-concept-04This prototype equipped with the technology of parking self-contained, no driver, that it will premiere the new Audi A8 in 2017.

But that is not all. According to Audi we are looking at a prototype has collected all the most advanced technologies of the brand, especially in regards to driving autonomous, enjoying the systems more powerful, gradually joining all of the range Audi. Among these systems highlights a new autopilot that will take over the driving in traffic jams at speeds up to 60 km/h and to stay automatically the car, without a driver inside.

This car parking system automated, which a priori will be similar to the solutions that have already been released to manufacturers such as BMW and their 7 Series, will premiere for the first time in the new generation of the Audi A8, which will arrive at dealers in the coming year.

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Between other technologies, this Audi h-tron quattro concept boasts with headlights matrix laser, pilots OLED rear, solutions aerodynamic active in the low side and in its rear, advanced entertainment systems, touch interfaces on the steering wheel, and a long list of technical solutions that Audi has pledged to incorporate the new models of the house in the next few years.

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