Multi Media Interface

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MMI-Menu on Audi virtual cockpit, Audi TT 8S
MMI-Navigation with Google Earth
A left-hand drive 2014 Audi A8 (D4), showing the MMI controls
MMI interface, music section, display integrated in front right side seat, view from rear seat, 2014 Audi A8
Older generation MMI menu on Audi Q7
The MMI controls (to the rear of the gear lever) on a left-hand drive Audi Q7
A right-hand drive 2005 Audi A6 (C6), showing the Multi Media Interface (MMI) controls
An Audi A8 Multi Media Interface control screen for its Adaptive Air Suspension

The Multi Media Interface (MMI) system is an in-car user interface media system developed by Audi, and was launched at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show on the Audi Avantissimo concept car.[1] Production MMI was introduced in the second generation Audi A8 D3 in late 2002 and implemented in majority of its latest series of automobiles.

Concept[edit]

MMI consists of a single integrated interface, which controls a variety of devices and functions of the car. The system consists of the MMI terminal and the MMI display screen.

The central element of the MMI terminal is the control dial. This dial can be rotated, to navigate up and down through menus, and pressed to activate a selected highlighted function. Starting with MMI 3G system an integrated joystick in the main control dial can be used to (for example) navigate the map. Depending on the MMI generation and configuration, four to eight function buttons surround the control dial which are used to launch the various features. The MMI screen is available as a five-inch monochrome black-and-red or seven-inch 16:9 full colour display, depending on the variation of MMI fitted in the car. MMI uses Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology to interconnect the various systems. Harman Becker Automotive Systems manufactures the MMI system, utilizing QNX Neutrino's Real Time Operating System (RTOS) software.

Functions[edit]

MMI operates a large number of in car entertainment components, car electronics, and other functions. The list below indicates the scope of systems controllable by MMI. However, depending on the actual car model, along with which version was specified (MMI Basic, MMI High, etc.), only some, and not all functions will be applicable or available.

  • Satellite navigation, including traffic management (TMC)
  • Radio tuner
  • Media sources (CD changer, Audi Music Interface, aux audio port,[2] TV tuner, two external AV sources)
  • Telephone and directory
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, climate control, and seat heating
  • Car setup (e.g. central locking and convenience function (coming home/leaving home, power sunroof and windows) options, global audio settings, suspension settings, interior lighting, Audi Side Assist settings etc.)
  • Rear view camera and parking sensors
  • Driver information (e.g. fuel economy statistics (often encompassed by "trip computer" functions), battery level,[3] oil level, tire-pressure monitoring, etc.)
  • User manual (full on-board car user manual, displayed on screen)

Generations[edit]

The MMI system has been improved over the years and now features internet connectivity through MMI Connect introduced in recent models.

MMI Generation
Feature MMI High 2G (DVD-Rom;7Q2) MMI 3G Basic (DVD-Rom;7T2) MMI 3G/3G+ (HD;7T6) MMI High 3G (A8 Rear Seat Entertainment;7T6+9WP) MMI 3G+ (Connect)
Display 6.5-inch TFT color display 1/4 VGA resolution (480*240) 6.5-inch TFT color display 1/4 VGA resolution (480*240)[4] 7-inch TFT color display VGA resolution (800*480) 7-inch TFT color display VGA resolution (800*480) 7-inch TFT color display VGA resolution (800*480)
Input A touchpad feature was introduced in the 2011 A8 which enables handwriting recognition which allows input multimedia, navigation and communications commands.[5] MMI TouchPad or dial
Radio Sirius/HD-Radio/FM/AM Sirius/HD-Radio/FM/AM Sirius/HD-Radio/FM/AM Sirius/HD Radio/FM/AM Sirius/HD Radio/FM/AM
Media MP3 from CD, iPod (MDI), USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth streaming through separate accessory [6][7] MP3 from CD, iPod (MDI), USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth streaming through separate accessory [8][9] MP3 from CD, SD Card, DVD Audio/video, built-in Hard disk, DVD drive, iPod (MDI), USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth streaming available through aftermarket solutions [10][11] MP3 from CD, SD Card, DVD Audio/video, built-in Hard disk, DVD drive, iPod (MDI), USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth Streaming MP3 from CD, SD Card, DVD Audio/video, built-in Hard disk, DVD drive, iPod (MDI), USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth Streaming, WiFi hotspot
Vehicles[12] A6 (4F) Lim. Week 05/2004>Week 44/2008
A6 Avant (4F) Week 02/2005>Week 44/2008
A6 Allroad (4FH) Week 12/2006>Week 44/2008
A8 (4E) Week 26/2002>Week 36/2008
Q7 Week 06/2006>Week 21/2009
A5 Week 08/2007>Week 35/2008
A4(8K) Lim. Week 36/2007>Week 21/2009
A4(8K) Avant Week 03/2008>Week 21/2009
A4 Week 22/2009>
A4 Allroad Week 22/2010>
A5 Week 22/2009>
A5 Sportback+Cabriolet Week 45/2008>
A6 (C6) Week 45/2008>
Q5 Week 22/2009>Week 24/2012
Q7 Week 22/2009>
A1 Week 34/2010>
A1 Sportback Week 45/2011>
A4 Lim.+ Avant Week 22/2009>
A4 Allroad Week 22/2010>
A5 Week 36/2008>
A5 Sportback+Cabriolet Week 45/2008>
A6 (4F) Week 41/2008>
A6 (4G)
A7
A8(4E) Week 36/2008>
A8 (4H)
Q3>
Q5 2009>2012
Q5 Hybrid Week 26/2011>2012
Q7 Week 22/2009>
Audi A8 (4H) Week 45/2010> Audi Q5 2013>
Maps 2D Maps (3D from software version 3460) 2D Maps 3D Maps 3D Maps 3D Maps enhanced with Google Earth, Google Local Search, Google Voice Local Search and myAudi Destinations
Latest Navigation Database 2015 (4E0 060 884 DT) 2014 (4G0919884N) 2014 (8R0060884BK (activation) 8R0051884BK (SD card)) 2014 (8R0060885BK (activation) 8R0051884BK (SD card))

Cars[edit]

Audi models for which MMI is available:

MMI Generation
Audi Model 2G 3G Bnav + Hnav 3GP Hnav MIB
A1 (8X) 2011 onwards, Sportback and Quattro 2012 onwards
A3 (8V) 2013 onwards
A4 (8K) 2008-2009 2009-2012 2013 - 2015
A4 2015 onwards
A5 (8T) 2009-2012 2013 onwards
A6 (4F) 2004 onwards 2010
S6 (4F) 2006 onwards
RS6 (4F) 2008–2010
A7 - A6 (4G)
A8 - S8 (4E) 2002-2008 2009-2010
A8 (4H) 2006-2008 2010 onwards
Q3 (8U)
Q5 (8R) 2009-2012[13] 2013 onwards
Q7 (4L) 2005-2009 2009-2012 2012-2015
Q7 (4M) 2015 onwards

Criticism[edit]

While intuitive and user-friendly, MMI can be difficult to operate when driving. Improvements have been made to enable easier access, the MMI 3G features a new Joystick on the central knob to make it easier to for example input a destination using the navigation map.[14] The Audi Q5's MMI infotainment control system isn't as user-friendly as it is in some of Audi's other models, partly due to the location of its controls low down on the center console.[15]

Software updates[edit]

MMI 3G and 3G+ systems have to be updated by an Audi dealer. The MMI 2G firmware can be updated by car owner.

  • MMI 2G systems can be updated via a CD containing the firmware update.[16] Navigation maps are read in real time from DVD drive located in the trunk. [17]
  • MMI 3G and 3G+ systems can be updated by using a SD Card/USB/CD/DVD containing the software. The total update process can take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.[18] Once the updated software is applied it requires a PIN to re-activate the navigation system.[19]
  • To enter the MMI software update menu, the [Setup] and [Return] buttons have to be pressed simultaneously for 5 seconds. This menu also enables import/export settings to USB or SD Card, the settings are saved as an AES encrypted zip file.[20]

Version history[edit]

MMI 2G Software Versions:

Partnumber Firmware Version Region Details
0890 (0.8.90) Europe / Rest of the World
1190 (1.1.90) Europe / Rest of the World
1200 (1.2.00) Europe / Rest of the World
4E0 906 961 L 2120 (2.1.20) Europe / Rest of the World
4E0 906 961 T 3460 (3.4.60) Europe / Rest of the World Brings 3D view in GPS navigation
4E0 906 961 AA 4220 (4.2.20) Europe / Rest of the World
4F0 906 961 AB 5150 (5.1.50) Europe / Rest of the World To update from (0600-2750) to 3360 [21]
5170 (5.1.79) Europe / Rest of the World
4L0 998 961 5570 (5.5.70) Europe A6,A8,Q7 (MMI-High:EU Released in 2008) (SVM-Code: MMIEUK1006)
8K0 998 961 5570 (5.5.70) Europe / Rest of the World (A4 B8/A5)
0600 (0.6.00) North-America
1190 (1.1.90) North-America
2750 (2.7.50) North-America Version 2750 and below have to be upgraded to 3360 before upgrading to a higher version
3310 (3.3.10) North-America
4F0 906 961 AB 3360 (3.3.60) North-America To update from version 0600 through 2750 to 3360
4L0 906 961 H 4140 (4.1.40) North-America To update from 3360 to 4140
4F0 998 961 4610 (4.6.10) North-America

MMI 3G and 3G+ Software versions:

P=Shipped with car; K=Update software

BNav seems to be for Basic and HNav for version with Hard-Disk

Software Version Region Details
BNav_EU_P0029_D1 Europe Shipped with 2009 A4(B8) Basic
BNav_EU_P0054_D1 Europe Basic
BNav_EU_P0206_D1 Europe 2013 MMI 3G basic plus (non HDD,3D,Joystick)
BNav_EU_K0031_2_D1 Europe Basic
BNav_EU_K0070_2_D1 Europe 2011 MMI 3G basic plus (non HDD,3D,Joystick)
BNav_EU_K0206_2_D1 Europe 2012 MMI 3G basic plus (non HDD,3D,Joystick)
BNav_EU_K_0256 EU Europe 2013 MMI 3G basic plus (non HDD,3D,Joystick)
BNav_EU_K_0257 EU Europe 2014 MMI 3G basic plus (non HDD,3D,Joystick)
HNav_EU_P0014_D1 Europe
HNav_EU_P0022_D1 Europe
HNav_EU_K0022_1_D1 Europe [22]
HNav_EU_K0022_2_D1 Europe [23]
HNav_EU_K0031_3_D1 Europe 2010 [24]
HNav_EU_K0054_2_D1 Europe
HNav_EU_K0206_3_D1 Europe 2012 [25]
HNav_EU_K0253_D1 Europe 2013
HNav_EU_K0257_5_D1 Europe 2014
HN+_EU_AU3G_P0467 Europe 2012 [26]
HN+_EU_AU3G_P0485 Europe
HN+_EU_AU3G_P0612 Europe Shipped with 2013 Q5 Models
HN+_EU_AU3G_K0767 Europe In software 8R0906961DH
HN+_EU_AU210_P0532 Europe Shipped with 2012 A1 Sportsback
HNav_US_K0110_1_D1 North-America Shipped with 2009 Q5 Models
HNav_US_P0110_D1 North-America Shipped with 2010 A4-A5-A6-Q5-Q7 Models[27]
HNav_US_P0114_D1 North-America Shipped with 2011 A4-A5-A6-Q5-Q7 Models
HNav_US_P0118_D1[28] North-America Shipped with 2012 A4-A5-A6-Q5 Models. Fixes issue with punctuations and hyphens in street names[29]
HNav_US_K0133_3_D1[30] North-America Latest 3G HIGH update. Available for download by Audi dealer beginning May, 2014.
HN+R_US_AU_P0609 North America Shipped with 2013 Audi Q3-A6-A7-A8 [31]
HN+_US_AU3G_P0487 North-America Shipped with 2012 Q7 Model
HN+_US_AU3G_P0609 North-America Shipped with 2013 A4-A5-Q5-Q7 Models
HN+_US_AU3G_P0715 North-America Shipped with 2014 A4-A5-Q5-Q7 Models [32]
HN+_US_AU3G_P0726 North-America Shipped with 2014 A4-A5-Q5-Q7 Models
HN+_US_AU3G_P0733 North-America Shipped with 2014/2015 A4-A5-Q5-Q7 Models
HN+_US_AU3G_P0814 North-America Shipped with 2015 A4-A5-Q5-Q7 Models
HN+_US_AU3G_P0900 North-America Shipped with 2016 A4-A5-Q5-Q7 Models

MMI 3G and 3G+ Navigation Database Versions:

P/N Nav. Database P/N Activation Nav. Database Version Region Details
MMI 3G Bnav
4G0 919 884 D ECE 5.8.4 Europe 2009 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 F ECE 5.10.5 Europe 2009 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 G ECE 5.11.8 Europe 2010 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 J ECE 5.12.4 Europe 2011 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 K ECE 5.13.8 Europe 2012 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 L ECE 5.15.3 Europe 2013 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 N ECE 5.17.2 Europe 2014 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 Q ECE 5.20.4 Europe 2015 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
4G0 919 884 R ECE 5.21.2 Europe 2015/2016 MMI 3G basic (no HDD,no 3D,no Joystick) need Activation SD card
MMI 3G/3GP Hnav
8R0 051 884 A NAR 5.2.3 NAR 2009/2010 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 F NAR 5.3.4 NAR 2010 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 P NAR 5.4.7 NAR 2011 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 AD NAR 5.5.5[33] NAR 2012 Edition (Factory installed), fixes issue with punctuations & hyphens in street names[34]
8R0 051 884 AL NAR 5.5.6[35] NAR 2012 Edition. (Dealer installed). Same as 5.5.5[36]
8R0 051 884 AM NAR 5.6.5 NAR 2012/2013 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 BA NAR 5.7.3[37] NAR 2013 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 BD NAR 6.8.2[38] NAR 2013/2014 Edition (Dealer Installed)
8R0 051 884 BL NAR 6.9.2[39] NAR 2014 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 CA NAR 6.10.2 NAR 2014/2015 Edition (Dealer Installed)
8R0 051 884 CJ NAR 6.11.2 NAR 2015 Edition (Factory installed)
8R0 051 884 CS NAR 6.12.1 NAR 2015/2016 Edition (Dealer installed)
8R0 051 884 ECE 5.5.5 Europe Shipped with 2008 Q5
8R0 051 884 C ECE 5.6.8 Europe 2009[40]
8R0 051 884 E ECE 5.8.5 Europe
8R0 051 884 J ECE 5.10.5 Europe
8R0 051 884 R 8R0 060 884 R ECE 5.11.7 Europe 2010 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 N 8R0 060 884 N ECE 5.12.5 Europe 2011 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 AH 8R0 060 884 AH ECE 5.13.8 Europe 2012 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 AR 8R0 060 884 AR ECE 6.15.5 Europe 2013 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 BK 8R0 060 884 BK ECE 6.17.3 Europe 2014 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 BT 8R0 060 884 BT ECE 6.19.3 Europe 2014/2015 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 CH 8R0 060 884 CH ECE 6.20.4 Europe 2015 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 CR 8R0 060 884 CR ECE 6.21.2 Europe 2015/2016 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card
8R0 051 884 DF 8R0 060 884 DF ECE 6.22.4 Europe 2016 Edition MMI 3G HDD (HDD,3D,Joystick) need Activation SD card

All firmware updates for MMI 3G Basic, 3G High and 3G Plus:[41]

Part number Navigation version Region Firmware version Details
8R0906961 MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU
8R0906961A MMI 3G Hnav (High)
8R0906961B MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU -> 8R0906961D
8R0906961C MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU -> 8R0906961J
8R0906961D MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU
8R0906961E MMI 3G Hnav (High)
8R0906961F MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU
8R0906961G MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) EU
8R0906961H MMI 3G Hnav (High) AU
8R0906961J MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU K_022
8R0906961M MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_066 (A6/A8/A7) SVM:3GPEU066
8R0906961P MMI 3G Bnav (Basic)/Hnav (High) EU -> 8R0906961AA
8R0906961R MMI 3G Hnav (High) NAR K_114 (A6 (4F),Q7,Q5,A4,A5) SW0116 SVM:3GHUS114
8R0906961S MMI 3G Hnav (High) US
8R0906961T MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU/RdW K_031 (A6 (4F),Q7,A8(4E),Q5,A4,A5)SW0143 SVM:3GHEU031
8R0906961AA MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) EU K_031 (A6 (4F),Q7,Q5,A4,A5)SW0144 SVM:3GBEU031
8R0906961AB MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU/US Display Update SVM:3GHDISPLAY (contains K206, K_574, K_377 & K_275)
8R0906961AC MMI 3G Hnav (High) CN
8R0906961AD MMI 3G Hnav (High) JP
8R0906961AE MMI 3G Hnav (High) KR
8R0906961AF MMI 3G Hnav (High) K_054
8R0906961AG MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) EU -> 8R0906961AH - (support for 2013 maps)
8R0906961AJ MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU K_072 (A6 (4F),Q7,Q5,A4,A5) SVM:3GHEU072
8R0906961AS MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU/RdW K_0206 (A6 (4F),Q7,A8(4E),Q5,A4,A5) SW0174 SVM:3GHEU206
8R0906961AK MMI 3GP Hnav (High) DAB+ Update
8R0906961AL MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU DAB+ Update SVM:3GRU0098
8R0906961AM MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0485 (A6/A8/A7) SVM:3GPEUK485
8R0906961AN MMI 3GP Hnav (High) CN K_0364 (A6/A8/A7)
8R0906961AP MMI 3GP Hnav (High) JP K_0264 (A6/A8/A7)
8R0906961BB MMI 3G Hnav (High) KR K_0574 (A6 (4F),Q7,A8(4E),Q5,A4,A5) SW0574 SVM:3GHKR574
8R0906961BD MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) EU K_0206 (A6(4F),Q7,Q5,A4,A5)SW0175 SVM:3GBEU206
8R0906961BK MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0517 (A4/A5/Q5 hybrid/Q7) SW0482 SVM:3GPEU517
8R0906961BL MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0517 (A1) SW0483 SVM:3GPEU517A1
8R0906961BM MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0518 (Q3/A6/A8/A7) SW0484 SVM:3GPEU518
8R0906961BN MMI 3G Hnav (High) CN K_0377 (A6 (4F),Q7,A8(4E),Q5,A4,A5) SW0100 SVM:3GHCN377
8R0906961BP MMI 3G Hnav (High) JP K_0275 (A6 (4F),Q7,A8(4E),Q5,A4,A5) SW0272 SVM:3GHJP275
8R0906961BT MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0612 (Q3/A6/A8/A7) SVM:3GPEU612
8R0906961CA MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0612 (A4,A5,Q5,Q7) SVM:3GPEU612AU3G
8R0906961CB MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0612 (A1) SVM:3GPEU612A1
8R0906961CC MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU K_0253 (A4,A5,Q5,A6,A8,Q7) SVM:3GHEU253
8R0906961CD MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0614 (Q3/A6/A8/A7) SVM:3GPEU614
8R0906961CE MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0614 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7) SVM:3GPEU614AU3G
8R0906961CF MMI 3G Hnav (High) US
8R0906961CG MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) EU K_0256 (A4/A5/Q5/A6/Q7) SVM:3GBEU256
8R0906961CH MMI 3GP Hnav (High) JP K_0284 (A6/A7/A8/Q3) SVM:3GPJP284
8R0906961CJ MMI 3GP Hnav (High) JP K_0284 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7) SVM:3GPJP283AU3G
8R0906961CK MMI 3GP Hnav (High) JP K_0284 (A1) SVM:3GPJP284A1
8R0906961CL MMI 3GP Hnav (High) US K_0715 (A6/A7/A8/Q3) SVM:3GPUS715
8R0906961CM MMI 3GP Hnav (High) US K_0715 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7) SVM:3GPUS715AU3G
8R0906961CN MMI 3GP Hnav (High) US K_0715 (A1) SVM:3GPUS715A1
8R0906961CP MMI 3G Hnav (High) US K_0133 (A4,A5,Q5,A6,Q7) SVM:3GHUS133
8R0906961CQ MMI 3GP Hnav (High) KR K_0584 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7) SVM:3GPKR584AU3G
8R0906961CR MMI 3GP Hnav (High) KR K_0584 (A6/A7/A8/Q3) SVM:3GPKR584
8R0906961CS MMI 3GP Hnav (High) TW K_0384 (A6/A7/A8/Q3) SVM:3GPTW384
8R0906961CT MMI 3GP Hnav (High) TW K_0384 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7) SVM:3GPTW384AU3G
8R0906961DA MMI 3GP Hnav (High) KR K_0384 (A1) SVM:3GPTW384A1
8R0906961DB MMI 3GP Hnav (High) CN K_0384 (A1) SVM:3GPCN384A1
8R0906961DC MMI 3GP Hnav (High) CN K_0384 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7) SVM:3GPCN384AU3G
8R0906961DD MMI 3GP Hnav (High) CN K_0384 (A6/A7/A8/Q3) SVM:3GPCN384
8R0906961DE MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) US K_0250 (A6/Q7) SVM:3GBUS250
8R0906961DF MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU K_0257 (A4,A5,Q5,A6,Q7) SVM:3GHEU257
8R0906961DG MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0770 (Q3/A6/A8/A7) SVM:3GPEU770
8R0906961DH MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0767 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7)
8R0906961DJ MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0770 (A1) SVM:3GPEU770
8R0906961?? MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0783 (Q3/A6/A8/A7)
8R0906961DL MMI 3GP Hnav (High) US K_0814 (A1)
8R0906961DM MMI 3GP Hnav (High) US K_0814 (Q3/A6/A8/A7)
8R0906961DN MMI 3GP Hnav (High) US K_0814 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7)
8R0906961DP MMI 3G Bnav (Basic) EU K_0260 (A4/A5/Q5/A6/Q7) SVM:3GBEU260 (Latest version)
8R0906961DQ MMI 3G Hnav (High) EU K_0257 (A4,A5,Q5,A6,Q7) SVM:3GHEU257 (Latest version)
8R0906961DR MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0814 (Q3/A6/A8/A7)
8R0906961DS MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0814 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7)
8R0906961DT MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0814 (A1)
8R0906961EA MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0900 Q3/A6/A8/A7)
8R0906961EB MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0900 (A4/A5/Q5/Q7)
8R0906961EC MMI 3GP Hnav (High) EU K_0900 (A1)

Modular Infotainment Matrix[edit]

Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB=Modularer Infotainment Baukasten in German) is a new architecture intended to solve a challenge that is becoming increasingly urgent – innovations in consumer electronics and rapid gains in computing power are being introduced at speeds that are much faster than the product cycles of automotive manufacturers.

The central computer in the modular infotainment platform, housed in the glove box, comprises two main units in a single housing – the Radio Car Control Unit and the MMX (Multi-Media eXtension) board. Along with its working and flash memories, the plug-in module integrates a Tegra processor from Nvidia, which can handle all online, media, voice control, navigation, and telephone functions. The new architecture makes it easy to update the hardware; the fact that the MMX board can be swapped out ensures the system is always up to date.

2012 saw the debut of the Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB) with an NVIDIA T 20 chip as its heart in the Audi A3. One-and-a-half years later, the MIB’s second stage has been deployed in the Audi TT and in the new Audi A6 and A7 Sportback. The T 30 is a quad-core chip running a 3D graphic program from specialist software manufacturer Rightware to render graphics on two displays simultaneously. Thanks to the matrix’ modular structure, Audi can keep it continuously up-to-date and integrate innovations from consumer electronics. Another chip from NVIDIA, the Tegra 4, powers the Audi tablet debuting in the new Q7. With an 10.1‑inch display, the Audi tablets will provide mobile rear-seat entertainment. In the car, the special purpose tablet will connect itself to the on-board infotainment and navigation system via WLAN and can also be used on a WLAN outside the car.

Pseudo-MMI[edit]

Navigation system (RNS-E) with MMI control logic in an Audi A3 8P

Certain cars have a "pseudo" type of MMI. These are the Audi A3 (8P), A4 (B6 and B7), A6 (C5), TT (8L), the R8, SEAT Exeo and Lamborghini Gallardo - when fitted with the RNS-E DVD based "Audi Navigation Plus" system.[42] Whilst appearing to be a similar layout, and operating in a similar manner, these two systems are very different, are unable to share mapping discs or software, and are not able to control non-ICE functions (such as climate, convenience or suspension settings).

Competing technologies[edit]

Other car manufacturers use similar technologies in their car, including BMW with its iDrive system and Mercedes-Benz with its COMAND system; Lexus uses a mouse-based Remote Touch system; Ford uses a product called Sync; Volvo equipped their cars with optional RTI navigation system and now is using Sensus.

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