Audi A8, 2018: the first car to benefit from the new German law

Audi A8 2018

The new Audi A8 features a driving system autonomous of level 3.

we Still have the recent presentation of the new Audi A8, 2018. The new generation of the luxury saloon Audi is already a reality and is positioned as the most advanced model they have ever created in Ingolstadt. While there is still a time to get to see it in dealerships, we already know almost all of its technical characteristics and mechanical. One of the great advances introduced by the new A8 is connected with the driving autonomously.

this Is the Audi AI traffic jam pilot. A technology level 3 driving autonomous that will be available in the vehicle. In certain situations the car will be able to take control of the driving. You only have to press the button Audi AI located in the center console to activate the system. Its operation is designed for dual carriageways and motorways, where there is a physical barrier that separates the two directions of traffic.

The system is able to drive the vehicle at a speed lower than 60 km/h. Is designed for situations of heavy traffic or delays. The AI technology traffic jam pilot takes charge of the start, acceleration, direction and braking. The driver can relax and drop your hands off the wheel. Depending on the legislation of each country. And precisely in this we will discuss in this article.

Audi A8 2018 - posterior

The German government is changing its laws to accommodate these technologies for driving autonomous.

When the first units of the Audi A8 come to the German dealers will become the first production vehicle in take advantage of the new regulations related to the conduct autonomous that the German government launched last month. In particular, a change was made in the current law to allow drivers to relinquish the total control or partial of their vehicles if they are equipped with a driving system autonomous of level 3 or 4.

Along with Germany, otrhe countries of the European Union are adapting their respective laws in order to prepare for the arrival of new vehicles fitted with this type of technologies. And is that, prior to these changes, despite being owners of a vehicle with any type of driving assistance that would enable us to withdraw the attention from the road up to a certain point, we could be subject to sanctions.

We are facing a new example of how the legislative power is behind the technological advancement in the automotive industry. Perhaps, the proper thing would be to opt for some type of community legislation that affects equally to all the member states of the union and not for each country to find its own rules about it.