From Silicon Valley to Las Vegas is the first major test of long-haul vehicle autonomous driving Audi by brand already has ready for serial production sensors.
In total 885 kilometers by highway to be traveled by a group of selected sections of 160 km each specialist journalists and a brand on board covering the route between Silicon Valley and Las Vegas period and place of celebration of CES 2015.
Already tested on a racetrack with the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept with this new test journalists can see firsthand the operation of autonomous driving with the prototype Audi A7 Sportback concept piloted driving in real traffic conditions where advanced technology will help the driver and release of certain functions when driving at speeds up to 110 km / h as lane changes and overtaking accelerating and braking. In addition before starting a lane change adapts the vehicle speed to the rest of the surrounding traffic and if the calculation of the speed and distance is considered safe maneuver accurately and in a timely manner starts.
The Audi A7 Sportback concept piloted driving uses a combination of sensors many ready for passage series production in the near future including its implementation in a vehicle what will happen with the next generation of the Audi A8. The sensors of long-range radar adaptive cruise control (ACC) and the "Audi side assist" guard the front and rear of the vehicle and two radar sensors additional midrange complement the first to get a 360 ° view. On the grill and rear bumper skirt a laser scanners provide additional information for a detailed survey of static and dynamic objects piloted during driving.
A new 3D video camera with high resolution and integrated support systems to driving the new Audi Q7 provides a wide viewing angle forward and four small cameras mounted at the front and rear allow you to see the surroundings. For guidance navigation system data are used. The system warns the driver piloted driving when necessary to take control of the vehicle. Messages are displayed on the screen of the driver information system (FIS) with LED indications at the base of the windscreen a signal from the main indicator and a buzzer system. If the signals are omitted the system activates the emergency lights and stopped the vehicle taking him to the right emergency lane to reduce any risk to a minimum.
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