- Start of construction of the road driving experience and the new competence center of Audi Sport
- Development Director Michael Dick “inspire customers and create new driving experiences on the Audi site Neuburg”
- Opening in spring 2014
“The future road driving experience in the new Audi site Neuburg is to delight the customer and driving experiences. Here, Audi customers and interested our models soon to meet in a new dimension, “says Michael Dick, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. “The project clearly shows that Audi is continuing to grow -. Not only internationally but also regionally”
Peter Mosch, Chairman of AUDI AG, said: “This project is a clear commitment to the region of Ingolstadt. And international audience is attracted to the “Audi driving experience center”. For a unique driving experience contact soon some 300 colleagues, most of which are in the new center of excellence at Audi Sport worked. So at the new location and the district of Neuburg-Schrobenhausen create attractive jobs. “
The center of Audi Sport draws from Ingolstadt to Neuburg. Engineers and technicians develop and build the Audi motorsport vehicles. They organize from there worldwide racing and use the routes for first function runs with new sports prototype.
The 47-hectare site in Neuburg’s contents include an 30,000 square meter area dynamics, a 2.2 kilometer handling course and an area for the development of driver assistance systems.Through alternative tracks and crossings can be extended for a further course of 1.2 kilometers.Experience of driving over gravel and logs, and diagonal runs are in off-road terrain. A highlight of the eight-meter-high hill slope represents the sound insulation is paramount outdoor is a three meter high wall surrounded the area, along the southern route areas inside another, six-meter high noise barrier. On the handling course is noise-reducing asphalt. From the reception hall, the visitor looks at the entire site. On two floors, there is a conference room for 200 guests, a restaurant and a 750-square-foot display area. In future it is also space for corporate events.
Initial construction work on the “Audi Driving Experience Center” have already begun for both the noise barriers and customer enthusiasm for the building. Meanwhile, the expansion of Heinrich Heim Road, which runs along the Audi site, complete.
“The start of construction on the new driving experience terrain of AUDI AG for the city of Neuburg a very special moment – with a groundbreaking ceremony officially we are the Audi site and therefore a piece of home to the successful global corporation. The settlement is a real godsend for us, “the economic news of the decade, says Neuburg’s Mayor Dr. Bernhard Gmehling.
The planning took a team around the Ingolstadt landscape architecture office Weinzierl in cooperation with the architects Herle & Herrle from Neuburg, the office IngenAIX from Aachen for route planning, the office Gammel from Abensberg for energy and building services and the office Roplan from Rosenheim for infrastructure. In addition the close cooperation with the public utilities Neuburg a CO2-neutral energy supply. Sun deliver the nearby industrial area of district heat and electricity from the city of Neuburg certified hydropower.
[Source: Audi AG]