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Audi will have its own in-car app store


Among the brands considered “premium”, there has been a growing trend in recent times to offer their customers the possibility of improving the capabilities of their car’s multimedia system with applications that can be downloaded from the online store.

Thus, in a few minutes and a few taps on the dashboard screen, we can activate new features and services that can enrich the driving experience or provide us with additional entertainment during our journeys.

Companies like Mercedes-Benz or BMW already have similar stores on board, and now their perennial rival Audi has introduced its own. Such a store will be available starting this summer, according to the automaker’s official website.

image source: Audi

The Audi Webshop is the result of a joint development between the Volkswagen Group’s CARIAD software division and Harman Ignite, an in-vehicle application platform from a well-known infotainment specialist.

The Audi Store organizes its apps into categories. At launch, it will feature sections for music, games, video, navigation, parking, charging (for EVs and PHEVs), productivity, weather and news, the brand says.

image source: Audi

In these sections we can find well-known applications such as YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal or Yelp. The supply of available applications should increase over time.

Models equipped with the latest MIB 3 infotainment system will initially be available in the Audi online store from July, including the current A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and Q5, as well as the Q8 e-tron and e -tron electric GTs. . Subsequently, in the second half of the year, its presence will be extended to other models in the model range.

See also: The Changan Deepblue S7 crossover recently debuted in China.

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