First carmaker worldwide: Audi tests piloted pushing systems in Florida

“Audi already offers a horde of absolute motorist assistance systems,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of a Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development. “New systems will follow in a nearby destiny where we’ll be articulate about ‘piloted driving.’ These will support drivers when they are overstretched in formidable situations or unchallenged in unchanging situations, and so destroy to respond optimally to a trade on a road. The new piloted pushing systems can almost urge highway reserve and serve boost pushing comfort.”

The new motorist assistance systems that will be used in volume prolongation also embody a overload pilot. In slow-moving trade adult to 60 km/h (37.3 mph) it relieves a motorist of a charge of pushing while a complement automatically accelerates, brakes and steers a vehicle. It reacts cooperatively to other vehicles. Once a trade jam disperses or a finish of a highway has been reached, a motorist is stirred to take behind control. If a motorist fails to respond, a complement safely brings a automobile to a standstill.

The open hearing in Florida during that Audi presented a overload commander was hold on a widen of a Lee Roy Selmon Expressway nearby Tampa. This creates Audi a world’s initial carmaker to expostulate with a piloted automobile on a open highway in Florida. Journalists and politicians managed to take a demeanour for themselves on site during a majority of a record used in a system.

22 sensors, including an innovative laser scanner, are active in a exam car, an Audi A7 Sportback*. The executive motorist assistance control section (zFAS) processes a information available with a sensors. This high-performance section ceaselessly builds adult a finish design of a automobile vicinity regulating a sensor data. Thanks to a energy and compress measure – allied to a inscription mechanism – a zFAS represents an critical step on a approach to a volume-production launch of a overload pilot.

Fuel expenditure of a indication named above:

Audi A7 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.8 – 4.7 (24.0 – 50.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 229 – 122 (368.5 – 196.3 g/mi)