Test Drive: Audi e-tron GT

The brand's first electric sports car is like a familiar dream

Thus far, Audi‘s e-tron program has been about electrifying versions of their known and loved models. Also thus far, those new vehicles have been SUVs, which makes sense given their unrelenting popularity—especially here in the US. With the 2022 Audi e-tron GT and its brawnier RS sibling, however, we are finally seeing electric sports cars with thrilling performance in the shape of the beloved A7. …

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The first-ever Disability Futures Fellows program, clever interior ideas, sound design in EVs and more

New Studies Find Many Genes Influence Left- or Right-Handedness Scientists have long-posited that one single gene may determine whether a person is left- or right-handed (the latter, of course, being dominant, with 90% of people favoring their right). This theory does take into account the fact that environment factors (including geography and culture) likely play a critical role, too. Now, however, several studies involving millions …

Audi Embraces EV Sound Design With New e-tron GT Soundtrack

Audi’s new e-tron GT teaser presents insight on the importance of sound design for electric vehicles. The complex task (creating effects that replace traditional car noises like idling, acceleration, gear-shifting and more) has been handled independently by the carmaker—helmed by sound engineers Rudolf Halbmeir and Stephan Gsell. The new video, called “Some hear a car, we hear the future,” offers a little behind-the-scenes look (and …