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Audi Announces Student Finalists for the Future of Mobility Practicum

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 --

  • Twelve students will participate in a six-week practicum at AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Future of Mobility Practicum open to America's brightest college undergraduates in fields ranging from engineering to data analysis
  • Audi has a long history of partnerships with leading U.S. universities

Audi named the twelve student finalists of the Audi Future of Mobility Practicum. Hailing from top universities across the U.S., these twelve students will participate in a six-week workshop this summer at AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, where they explore innovative concepts of how cars will be used in the more densely packed and chaotic urban megacities expected to arise a generation from now.

"Audi congratulates the twelve finalists and welcomes them to the Audi Team," said Peter-Andrew Kainz, Head of Pre-development Vehicle Concepts at AUDI AG. "We look forward to collaborating with this creative group and hearing their insights on the future of personal transportation."

The goal of the program is to investigate future automotive opportunities in topics as wide ranging as Big Data, sensors, electric vehicles, safety engineering and urban planning.

At the end of the six-week practicum, two students with the most inventive concepts will be offered a six-month internship to further develop their ideas with the Audi Technical Development team in Germany, which has been investigating issues that will shape personal transportation in the years ahead.

To become a finalist, applicants had to be U.S.-based undergraduate students pursuing degrees in forward-looking fields, such as engineering, design and computer science.

Audi Future of Mobility Practicum Finalists
Taosif Alam, Arizona State University
Kenneth Behrma, The University of Minnesota Duluth
Molly Coffman, Austin Community College
John Doyle, University of Pennsylvania
Martina Merlo, University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Midura, The University of Texas at Austin
Brian Nam, Boston University
Justin Olson, The University of Minnesota Duluth
Alex Patow, Boston University
Damien Watson, Miami University
Shelby Wiedrich, The University of Texas at Austin
Edward Wu, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Audi and university research in the U.S.
AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group's Electronics Research Lab (ERL) have had a long history of partnerships with top American universities, including Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan.

The Audi Future of Mobility Practicum tracks with an ongoing U.S. university research project called Audi Urban Intelligent Assist, or AUIA. Its goal is to develop technology that effectively creates a car that can tell the future -- and get motorists to their destinations via the least stressful routes possible in crowded megacity traffic conditions.

AUIA involves AUDI AG engineers, researchers working for Audi at the Volkswagen Group's ERL in Belmont, Calif., as well as teams from the University of Southern California, the University of California - San Diego and the University of California - Berkeley PATH program.

Together, the members of the AUIA team are devising systems that can tap into data streams that allow an Audi car to forecast past and current road conditions, plus future probabilities to plot safe and efficient commutes. The teams are also working on systems that will allow a future Audi to learn from individual motorists' routes and habits behind the wheel to help minimize risks in chaotic road conditions.

ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

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