Mike Stevens | Jul 1, 2009

AUDI HAS REFRESHED its in-car satellite navigation systems with higher screen resolution, improved and faster route calculation, and support for SD memory cards up to 32gb in capacity via its radio-navigation system, RNS-E.

The system's 6.5-inch display has had its resolution boosted to 800x480 pixels, while route calculation benefits from a new 600MHz processor.


Speed limit information joins the recommended lane data on the split-screen display, while users now have the ability to scroll vertically and horizontally in the map - not unlike Google Maps on a desktop computer - as well as preview the route ahead through the same scrolling method.

MP3 players such as the Apple iPod are supported - along with other external storage devices - via the optional Audi music interface, which will allow motorists to play media off their portable devices while charging them.


An optical parking assistant has been added to the system as an option, which displays the distance from objects during reverse and parallel parking.

Audi's updated satellite navigation system is available for the Audi A3, TT and R8 in European markets now, with a release in international markets to follow later this year.

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