Headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany, AUDI AG is a major manufacturer of luxury cars. It’s a 99%-owned subsidiary (as of 2004) of Volkswagen, the largest car manufacturer in Europe. Audi produces more than 960 000 cars per year with renowned models such as the A4, A6, and A8 in its lineup of A-series cars.
In 2005, Audi launched its latest generation of multimedia technology (MMI 3G). The company needed a development partner with deep understanding of automotive user interfaces and who was capable of managing a complex global project with a variety of features and display variants and over 1400 different user dialogs.
In successful cooperation, Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV) and EB developed a truly modular infotainment system for the Audi A5, A6, and A8, as well as for the Audi Q5, which was introduced in fall 2008 to the public.
Audi benefited from implementation of a customized system which enables high reusability through a modular design. Additionally, project complexity was managed through EB’s integrated human machine interface (HMI) development tool, EB GUIDE, with its automatic code generation.