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Audi's Connected Mobility Concept Has a Longboard Tucked Inside Its Rear Bumper

The electrically powered multifunctional longboard is the star of the show
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Image via: Audi

Image via: Audi

At this year's Beijing's Auto Show, Audi unveiled its connected mobility concept, based on the Audi Q3 urban compact SUV. The lifestyle concept is meant to appeal to young, progressive drivers, a notion reinforced by the addition of an electrically powered multifunctional longboard, hidden away in the rear bumper. Measuring 1.05 meters in length, the longboard is made from carbon fiber and aluminum, featuring a battery range of 12-plus kilometers and a maximum speed of 30 km/h. It's charged automatically while loaded in the car so it's ready for immediate use, in case the car's infotainment system recommends parking the car in a nearby space and taking the scooter for a faster arrival time. (The navigation information synchronizes with the Audi MMI connect App on the user's smartphone.) Additionally, the longboard features three modes: the user can ride it like a normal longboard, mount a handlebar and ride it like a scooter, or load it with groceries or luggage and allow it to automatically follow its owner, connected wirelessly via a smartphone or smartwatch.