Technology meets nature in the entrance area of the State Garden Show Ingolstadt, where Audi is presenting innovative drive concepts and the latest technologies. The Audi e-tron power storage, a mobile charging container with repurposed batteries from the Audi e-tron*, provides the electricity for the Audi exhibition space and the charging terminals for the event vehicles on site. Interested guests can discover new Audi models and learn about the mobility of tomorrow in the “Coodo” pavilion. Coodo is also the meeting point and starting place for tours and activities.
A project by Audi apprentices will introduce children at the State Garden Show to the joy of driving while also providing interesting facts. Visitors between the ages of four and nine can test their driving talent and their sustainability knowledge on an environment course with small, electric-powered Audi e-tron racers. 19 Audi apprentices developed the concept and are organizing the activity on the State Garden Show grounds. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult.
On selected days of the State Garden Show, development engineers are demonstrating how an Audi will park in the future. Normally off-limits, the test field for fully automated parking in the top floor of a nearby parking garage will open its doors to the public so visitors can experience the Audi automated valet. Research vehicles find their own way to their assigned spots and park with a precision measured down to the centimeter.
Concurrent with and in the same neighborhood as the State Garden Show, the Audi museum mobile is hosting a new special exhibition titled “The Art of Parking.” It explains why it is difficult to park correctly, why parking garages look the way they do and why looking for a parking spot has become an art. Admission to the Audi museum mobile is free for visitors with a State Garden Show ticket.
The Audi Environmental Foundation is also working toward a livable future at the State Garden Show. The environmental foundation is displaying a bench made of collected plastic waste as part of the sustainability trail. The bench was created as a collaborative project with ClearRivers, in which the waste is fished out of rivers using litter traps, collected, sorted and recycled into new products. The Audi Environmental Foundation is thus drawing attention to the problem of plastic waste pollution and working with its project partner to combat the littering of waterways. Also providing insights into the work of the foundation are the exhibited projects “Talking Trees” and “Nunam” – a second-life electrical storage system that is powered by used Audi e-tron* battery modules and provides energy for a ticket booth on the State Garden Show grounds.
As part of the Audi environmental program Mission:Zero, Audi is hosting lectures and workshops on biodiversity and the circular economy at the State Garden Show. They are being held in the co:Lab, a café with a creative oasis that is freely accessible and located in the middle of the southern sector of the Audi plant.