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Yesterday ,I saw a TV episode of Autocar India on Bloomberg. There were testing an Audi A4 electric prototype with a so called great and new technology called Torque vectoring.

There is nothing about torque vectoring that is new or revolutionary and is not invented in the A4.

Ford had begun selling vehicles with torque vectoring a year back. And now, Autocar is testing it on an A4 , that too a prototype.

Just go and test drive a Ford Explorer and Ford Focus which are on sale for over a year with torque vectoring.

I'm sorry but Audi is very late on this and deserves flak for promoting it as something new but it was copied from Ford -a mainstream brand.

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FYI

Autocar never said it was invented on Audi A4.

Autocar also tested ESP on the swift.

Does that mean that the swift is the first car to use ESP.

Next time, just dont watch the episode, PAY ATTENTION to it. LISTEN to it.

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All the show said was it was showcasing technologies that are used currently, and will be be used in the future.

Audi decided to emphasize it, so it be it.

And FYI, Suzuki is not an Audi subsidy, and yet it was there.

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I have to say that I did like the partial power steering thing in the Nano. Innovative yet cheap.
Audi is s a subsidiary of VW and VW has a 20% stake in Suzuki and is its partner.

 

 

 

 

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