Audi introduced it’s Connected Mobility Concept at Beijing’s Auto Show this past week, targeting young drivers with secondary way of transportation. A sleek and multifunctional electronic longboard that stows aways inside the rear bumper–Audi’s navigation system computes your route, advising you to either drive or longboard to your destination, and not before it’s points you to a parking spot.
Based on the Audi Q3 production, this year’s model makes you see past the compact SUV; paying more attention to the 3.4-foot aluminum/carbon fiber electronic longboard. What kind of engineering went into this appealing piece of technology? A set of handlebars deploy within seconds, turning it into a mobile scooter, reaching speeds up to19 miles per hour–enough to make you go “Oh Shit”.
Cargo mode setting, allows you to use the longboard as a personal luggage/grocery carrier, utilizing your phone or smart watch bluetooth technology, following you around. The board travels over 7 miles (12km) on a full charge, and it conveniently charges while it lays inside the rear bumper. Not to mention, you can take it out for a spin as a normal longboard.