Press release

Ingolstadt, 2012-05-14

Audi Urban Future Award 2012:
The present and future of mobility in six global metropolitan regions

  • International conference: Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue on 16 May 2012 in Ingolstadt
  • Live in the Internet:
  • TV Broadcast via satellite and webstream

The start of the Audi Urban Future Award 2012: six architects’ offices from Istanbul, Mumbai, the Pearl River Delta, São Paulo, Tokyo and the Boston/Washington region will present their megacities in Ingolstadt. They will state the most significant challenges for their regions in terms of future urban construction and mobility. All those who are interested can follow the conference by live streaming, record it by means of satellite coordinates or integrate it directly on their website.

In many parts of the world the population is increasing rapidly. Cities are rising to the sky, there is less space for their residents and in many places the transport infrastructure cannot keep pace. The challenges vary from one city to another, as every metropolis has its own individual history: In Tokyo, for example, there are no street names and the houses are numbered according to the year of construction. On the streets of Mumbai, all kinds of vehicles coexist alongside each other.

What is required are strategies that are tailored to the local potential. Solutions that draw together present conditions and future opportunities with great sensitivity. In Istanbul, for example: The geography of the city on the Bosphorus means that no well-functioning system of public transport exists. Individual road traffic is therefore constantly increasing – at times, moving forward is getting difficult. At the same time Istanbul has a much higher rate of Facebook use than most metropolises, a fact that holds great potential if traffic can be coordinated through social networks.

For the second Audi Urban Future Award, Audi has invited six respected architecture offices, from Mumbai (CRIT), Boston/Washington (Höweler + Yoon Architecture), Tokyo (Junya Ishigami + Associates), the Pearl River Delta (NODE Architecture & Urbanism), Istanbul (Superpool) and São Paulo (Urban-Think Tank), to create a vision of the future of mobility in their region.

With the second Award, Audi emphasizes its commitment to sustainable individual mobility. The competition focuses on a constructive exchange of ideas: Audi would like to learn from the cities of the world. All the approaches will serve as sources of information and inspiration in thinking about future mobility concepts and developing innovative business units.

This process starts off with the conference “Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue” in Ingolstadt on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 from 9am to 12 noon. The discussion with the architects and the chairman of the executive board of AUDI AG, Rupert Stadler, will be transmitted worldwide via live streaming. Please follow the conference live in English at The live stream will also be available within our media database at It is also possible to integrate the conference on your website via live streaming .

For more information about the Audi Urban Future Initiative, please refer to or to Audi MediaServices at

The following internet live streams can be embedded on a website:

For mobile devices (smartphone iOS):
Video size: 320 x 180 pixels
Data volume: 446 kb/s
Flash: rtmp://

For devices with high band width:
Video size: 720 x 404 pixels
Data volume: 1.096kbps

The Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue is available to you as a VoD at

TV footage is available at Here you will also find further information, photos and the web video on the Audi Urban Future Award Workshop.

In case of interest, please contact Florian Otto, TV Communication (, tel.: +49 841 89-47562).

Information for TV stations

Satellite broadcast:

Audi Urban Future Award Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue 2012 from Ingolstadt, Germany:

16.05.2012, 09:00 – 12:00 MESZ 07:00 – 10:00 GMT

Live feed to start at appx  08.45 CET (= 06.45 UTC/GMT)
to be followed by footage at the end of the live transmission

MPEG2/ 4:2:2 / DVB-S2 / 8PSK modulation / 25% roll off
SR 14.400 msym/sec
FEC 3/4 clear key

Ch 1:  original show mix in English,
Ch 2:  German commentary guide

Europe / Middle East HD
W2A – at 10 ° East
Txp. F5 Slot 7-12  18MHz ku slot
Downlink Frequency: 12.699,330 MHz
Downlink Polarisation: horizontal (X)
Video Standard: 1080i / 50Hz  HD feed

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