Audi has significantly advanced its interior design for the new TT - and the virtual cockpit is at the heart of the latest innovations.
The fully digital instrument cluster displays all the information directly in front of the driver on a 12.3" TFT screen, so there's no need for a central MMI monitor. This gave the designers the freedom to slim down the instrument panel so it visually conveys the Audi lightweight construction principle.
From above, the instrument panel resembles an airplane wing. Set low and with a turbine look, the round air nozzles - a classic TT feature - are reminiscent of jet engines. The controls for the air conditioning are also housed in the vents. Adjustment functions for seat heating, temperature, direction and strength of air flow, are located in their axes, with displays indicating the chosen setting.
With brilliant graphics, a 3D impression and highly detailed effects, the Audi virtual cockpit sets new standards. Drivers can switch between two displays: ‘classic', where the speedometer and rev counter are in the foreground, or ‘infotainment', where the virtual instruments are smaller, allowing ample display space for functions such as the navigation map.