Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept has been revealed in Las Vegas
The long-distance testing of the futuristic Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept concluded at the CES 2015, in Las Vegas. A group of journalists even experienced piloted driving during the drive that started in Silicon Valley, California and colncluded in Las Vegas, Nevada, just in time to attend this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The concept vehicle impressed particularly through its ability to provide a comfortable drive in rear world, everyday driving situations. Here, in this report, we have compiled all the images and details of the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept.
The Audi A7 3.0 TFSI quattro piloted driving concept has proved to be cabable of driving in traffic conditions, on a daily basis! Drivers of this car have been very impressed with this concept’s ability to drive comfortably. “The results of the test drive underscores our piloted driving competency”, said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “I‘d like to thank the team of Audi engineers, VW Group R&D and the Electronics Research Laboratory for making it such a great success.”
The test drive resulted in actionable data to help further development of Audi piloted driving. Even so it offered the longest drive at full highway speeds with members of the public behind the wheel. The journalists were able to experience piloted driving in 100 mile stints in various traffic situations on public highways . In total, the the drive was 560 miles long, or approximately 900 kilometers. As required by State laws in California, an experienced Audi test driver accompanied the
The concept vehicle utilizes various production-ready sensors as well as sensors integrated into production vehicles today that accurately detect the vehicles surroundings.Adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Audi side assist (ASA) long-range radar sensors as well as mid-range radar sensors at the front and the rear of the vehicle that are directed to the left and right of the vehicle provide the vehicle with a 360 degree view of its environment. Laser scanners are integrated into the front Singleframe grille as well the rear bumper to provide additional detailed recognition of static or dynamic objects. The redundance of the sensor data constists of a continuous plausibility check during piloted driving to ensure the correct decisions are being made the vehicle and the driver. Four smaller cameras at the front and rear of the vehicle provide short-range information of the surrounding environment.
The concept relieves the driver of driving duties from 0 to 70 mph, or just over 110 km/h. The car can initiate lane changes and passing maneuvers as well as accelerate and brake independently. Before initiating a lane change to the left or the right (on US highways), the vehicle adapts its speed to surrounding vehicles. If the speed and distance calculation is deemed safe, the vehicle initiates the lane change with precision and in a timely manner.
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