Audi’s 2016 Q7 SUV is filled with new technologies, including a four-wheel steering system, an available hybrid powertrain and electronically controlled air suspension, for example. Audi’s new driver-oriented operating system is another key piece of tech in the Q7, consisting of a dashboard-mounted center display, an all-in touch control until, and a “Virtual Cokcpit” display.
Audi will be showing off the Q7 at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The automaker’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display, which replaces a traditional instrument cluster, will definitely be popular among attendees, but it’s not the only all-new part of the Q7’s infotainment system.
To navigate the center-mounted display, the driver or passenger can use a laptop-like control unit located in front of the gear selector. This is instead of the computer mouse-like knobs used in some Lexus products, or the dials seen in BMWs and other Audi models.
Audi goes over the Q7’s all-new infotainment system in the video below. It sounds a bit like an instructional recording you’d hear before a ride at Disney World, but it should give you a rough idea of the Q7’s new tech ahead of its CES appearance.