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The moon rover #audilunarquattro celebrates its #film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster “Alien: Covenant” which premieres worldwide this May. #audi experts have developed the #audilunarquattro in cooperation with the German start-up “Part-Time Scientists”. It will soon embark on an actual mission to space.
Director Ridley Scott has integrated the #audilunarquattro into “Alien: Covenant,“ a new chapter in his groundbreaking “Alien” franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imaginations, they must attempt a harrowing escape. In its #film debut, the #audilunarquattro is an integral part of the Covenant mission and is deployed to help Faris (Amy Seimetz) navigate and assess the challenging, unknown terrain of a new planet.
Incorporating the #audilunarquattro into the #film is part of the collaboration between Twentieth Century Fox and #audi. “The ‘Alien’ franchise is the best way for us to garner suitable attention for the moon rover developed by #audi, and to showcase Audi’s intelligent technologies in a visionary environment,” explains Giovanni Perosino, Vice President International Marketing Communication at #audi.
“Fox’s #partnership with #audi on ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an opportunity to bring to the forefront the innovative work #audi is doing in exploration,” said Zachary Eller, Senior Vice President Marketing Partnerships at Twentieth Century Fox. “We’re happy to continue our long relationship with #audi that has allowed our filmmakers to incorporate authentic, leading-edge technology into their futuristic worlds.”
As part of the collaboration, a short #film created by Twentieth Century Fox, 3AM and #audi was captured on one of the movie’s biggest sets. It shows the #audilunarquattro patrolling the Terraforming Bay when it detects an unidentified lifeform and goes to investigate what lurks in the dark. Watch “Alien: Covenant x #audi lunar quattro" here: http://youtu.be/5fEmCnStgac
The #audilunarquattro is preparing for an actual mission to the Moon. Since 2015, the premium manufacturer from Ingolstadt has worked with a team led by Robert Böhme, founder and CEO of “Part-Time Scientists”, on developing the rover. #audi experts have supported the Berlin-based start-up, in particular with Audi’s all-wheel drive expertise (quattro technology), expertise in lightweight construction, experience in developing vehicles with electric and plug-in hybrid motors (e-tron), and with design optimization.
By selecting the finest materials, the developers have managed to reduce the weight of the exploration vehicle to just 30 kilograms. The #audilunarquattro is 85 percent aluminum, produced by the 3D metal printer at Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt. A pivoting solar panel supplies the rover with energy. On top of that, you have intelligent quattro drive technology and the efficient e-tron motor. The car manufacturer’s Mission to the Moon is nearing completion: In the very near future, we can expect to see the advanced #audilunarquattro set its course for the Moon.
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