Audi thinks highly of their Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) 3G+ IVIS. This video demonstrates some of its and their car’s features.
AutoMoto TV (2018).
This is a sample of the MMI 3G reviews I found to indicate a suspicion that IVIS are distracting to drivers and that they may compromise road safety. You can also read similar Range Rover InControl IVIS reviews.
Audi USA (2018) describe their new dual or quadruple display IVIS interactions as more intuitive (than their jog dial controls); being similar to a smartphone. Options offer a total of four information displays and two are touch-operated!
Using a smartphone while driving is very distracting. Audi’s comparison of their IVIS to a smartphone may not be best judged? Certainly, IVIS are coming under heavy and sustained fire for being as, if not more distracting than using a mobile phone. The following is a collection of automotive articles and reviews that suggest IVIS cause “eyes off the road” distractions.
Of interest is the comparison between using a jog dial pointing device and touch interactions. After a short spell playing with Audi’s jog dials and touch interfaces across models, I can only wonder how the jog dial can be claimed less distracting? (Carwow 2018; Carwow 2019; Edmunds 2018). Converting rotary and press inputs combined with an additional Back button to scroll through inputs felt like a higher cognitive and motor load than tapping or stroking with a finger. Maybe that’s something we can test without upsetting the Ethics Council?
Audi USA. (2018, December 19). 2019 Audi A6, Overview. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS37OaHTUgA.
Autogefuhl.(2018, September 8). Audi A6 Avant FULL REVIEW all-new 2019 estate Kombi A6 C8. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvJGv5VXjmQ.
AutoMoto TV. (2018, December 2018). 2019 Audi A6 Infotainment system</em. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfUBJpKNRWQ&t=2s.
Barry, B. (2019, July 18). Audi A6 Avant: so much technology, so little driving pleasure. Retrieved from https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/long-term-tests/audi/a6-avant-estate/.
Car Buyer. (2019, January 14). Audi A6 saloon 2019 in-depth review. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9mt252wQ6g.
Carwow. (n.d.). Audi A6 Avant interior. Retrieved from https://www.carwow.co.uk/audi/a6-avant/interior#nav.
Carwow. (2018, April 12). New Audi A6 Avant 2019 revealed – is it the ‘smartest’ estate car ever?. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWGMRkuiet8.
Carwow. (2019, April 25). Audi A6 2020 in-depth reviews. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K4Is06NRfk&t=753s.
Cars Ireland. (2019, January 9). Audi A6 Review. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNMkjMR-qtY.
Edmunds. (2018, December 6). Why Should You Pick the 2019 Audi A6 Instead of an SUV. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucArXDQnBNc.
Hall, C. (2018, December 19). Audi MMI: Exploring Audi’s in-car infotainment and tech options. Retrieved from https://www.pocket-lint.com/cars/news/audi/140154-audi-mmi-infotainment-tech-review-explored-cars.
Marek Drives. (2018, July 6). 2019 Audi A6 C8 (ENG) – Test Drive and Review. [Video File]. Retrieved from youtube.com/watch?v=nYW3fUQvQAo.
Newsautotop. (2019, April 29). Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI: long-term test review Retrieved from http://newsautotop.com/audi-a6-avant-40-tdi-long-term-test-review/.
RAC. (2019, April 2). Audi A6 40 TDI review. Retrieved from https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/car-reviews/audi/a6/a6-40-tdi/.
Rangeley-Wilson, C. (2019, April 15). Audi A6 Avant review: Forged by evolution rather than revolution, and all the better for it</em. Retrieved from https://www.countrylife.co.uk/luxury/motoring/audi-a6-avant-review-forged-evolution-rather-revolution-better-194902#LWLgJyif2vI1UGPs.99.
Smith, D. (2019, June 6). Audi A6 Avant 2019 long-term review. Retrieved from https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/a6/first-drives/audi-a6-avant-2019-long-term-review.
Sutcliffe, S. (2018, May 18). Electronic safety aids aren’t always as safe as they seem. Retrieved from https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a6/103539/electronic-safety-aids-aren-t-always-as-safe-as-they-seem.