America is renowned for its beautiful roads, with people from all over the world desperate to partake on journeys such as Route 66. Another incredible must-visit destination is Las Vegas, with the whole universe eager to discover what the incredible city has to offer.
With such trips the journey there is just as exciting, but how would you feel travelling from San Francisco to Las Vegas in a self-driving car?
Well, for a number of Journalists they experienced just that, being offered the opportunity as part of Audi’s promotional push of the intelligent GPS driven vehicle.
‘At more than 550 miles of piloted highway driving with journalists behind the wheel, Audi is demonstrating the era of automated driving is nearly here,’ the firm said.
The adapted A7 has been called ‘Jack’ by the Audi development team and can initiate lane changes, take over cars at the speed of 70mph as well as undertake parking manoeuvres, proving to be too good to be true.
‘The top performance by the Audi RS 7 today substantiates the skills of our development team with regard to piloted driving at Audi,’ said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG.
‘The derivations from series production, particularly in terms of precision and performance, are of great value for our further development steps.’
For orientation on the track, the technology pioneer uses specially corrected GPS signals, navigating the car with the same intelligence of a human being.
The 550-mile (885km) trip was successful in showcasing the benefits of what they have branded ‘Piloted Driving’.
So, what do you think, would you feel safe in a car that drove itself?
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