Audi Award for the carmaking of the future
Audi announces new idea contest
This year’s topic: production of electric automobiles
Member of the Audi Board for Production Frank Dreves: “The award is another component for ensuring that our production remains fit in the future.”
INGOLSTADT, Germany, Jun 7, 2010 – What will the production of an Audi look like if the automobile no longer has a gearbox? This is the type of question that candidates for the Audi Production Award must ask themselves. Students and scientists can now begin submitting their creative concepts for the automobile production of the future. A prestigious jury will recognize the best idea on this year’s topic, “The Production of Electric Automobiles,” this fall.
“Audi lives for ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ in more than just its automobiles. We are also committed to innovative technologies in production, and electric mobility will play a particularly important role here in the years ahead,” says Frank Dreves, Member of the Audi Board for Production. “We want to involve as many creative minds as possible to keep our production fit in the future, which is why we have created the Audi Production Award.”
The Audi competition is geared toward students and scientists who can work either alone or in a team. They must submit a concept portfolio in which they explain the current situation, the proposed solution and a path to that solution.
“We are convinced that we will receive many innovative and creative entries because the competition is a unique opportunity for young employees and potential employees. It is important that the concept can be easily implemented and demonstrates clear progress over the state of the art,” says Dr. Bernd Griesbach, spokesperson for the Predevelopment and Innovation Team in Production.
The eight best teams will be invited to a two-day workshop at Audi in Ingolstadt. The concept will first be presented to a prestigious jury before being developed further in the workshop with Audi managers from Production. “The participants will thus receive direct feedback from our production specialists, and the two days here in Ingolstadt will certainly be a special experience for them,” adds Griesbach.
The candidates will have an additional two weeks after the workshop to revise their concepts. Audi will recognize the best team at an award ceremony in early November.
Additional information, a template for the concept portfolio and the entry rules are available on the Internet at www.audi.de/production-award. The deadline for entries is July 31, 2010.