Earlier this year, at the Geneva Motorshow, Audi unveiled the exterior and specification of their debut electric car to the world – the e-tron Prototype. Completing the e-tron package, Audi have now unveiled the car’s cabin to the public for the first time at the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen.
Whilst the interior is just as futuristic and digital as you could hope, possibly the headline feature is the implementation of virtual exterior mirrors (in countries where they’re allowed); a first for a volume-production car. You may have seen these on many a concept car, but they basically replace traditional wing mirrors with small stalk based cameras; these then relay video to small OLED screens in the cabin.
The major advantage when compared to wing mirrors is a serious reduction in drag and a subsequent boost in range at higher speeds. Aside from that advantage, they also offer the additional benefit of allowing the driver to move the image around, change field of view and zoom in and out.
Other than the virtual exterior mirrors, Audi have opted to gift the e-tron Prototype with multiple small screens in the centre console and their fantastic Virtual Cockpit technology behind the steering wheel.
The first of these is dedicated to dealing with everything multimedia and navigation based, whilst the slightly smaller screen that sits below the MMI screen is dedicated to everything climate based.
There’s no word on what technology is being used when it comes to infotainment system but Audi have noted that you’ll have the option of enjoying your music in 3D through a Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System. Said to “reproduce music precisely how it was recorded”, the system consists of 16 loudspeakers and an amplifier with the capability of delivering 705 watts of power.