In Audi seem determined to continue with the development of their autonomous cars. Using as a platform the Audi RS7 we have been able to see Bobby and his successor Robby, both more focused on making times in the circuit. Now we can see a Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept, which has been baptized with the name of “Jack” and whose function is to roll on the open road, between an actual traffic.
For this, it has improved its technology and included the communication Car-to-X to be in contact with the environment. In charge of analyzing all the information that arrives from the outside is the driver of driver assistance (also known as zFAS), that it is the brain of the vehicle. Thanks to he has been able to prove this Audi A7 autonomous in the autobahn A9, in Germany.
The results have been more than satisfactory, as “Jack” got moving trucks with broader scope and a more natural way. As you would a person, first actuates the intermittent, after about to the line of the road and subsequently checks to see if you do the maneuver or not. The vehicle is always taken into account and will control the action contribution more fluidity to the traffic.
Audi continues its research on the communication Car-to-X, as we have said before, that is now able to use the hard shoulder paved roads when they are enabled. On the other hand, begins to work with the telecommunications 5G that will be the future and will arrive within a few years. Also mention that the next generation of the Audi A8, which could arrive next year, will bring some of this technology is autonomous that we see in the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept.
Source – Audi