Ingolstadt, Germany - This past week, Audi has announced plans to launch an App for iPhone and Android that will allow any car to become a "smart car." The app, simply known as the Audi App will, as long as your phone is charging in the car, will provide any vehicle to be able to detect road hazards or bad drivers that might cause you to have an accident.
Roberto Sanderson, CEO of Audi, is excited about the app in that it will allow anyone to have some of the perks of Audi at the touch of your fingertips. "We realize it's an expensive app at $4000 American dollars, but it's less expensive than an actual Audi. In these tough economic times, we're trying to help out those who would otherwise purchase an Audi be able to have some of the benefits of such a smart car," said Sanderson.
Audi App will work in all road conditions including flash floods, space junk falling down from the sky, drunk drivers, texting drivers, and speed traps. However, they admit that there is a conflict with the Trapster app that is also available for most smart phones. If you have Trapster engaged in addition to the Audi app, then Trapster will malfunction and alert the police ahead to your speeding and issue warrants for past due tickets. Additionally, the glitch will cause your car to swerve into guardrails instead of just speed around the texting driver ahead.
Audi is aware of the glitch and has no real remedy other than to ask consumers to not use Trapster, and only rely on Audi's app instead. In this way, the car will remain smart and not become stupid.