With a variety of manufacturers already testing the technology on public roads, it’s becoming a matter of when, not if, autonomous vehicles will land in your local showroom.
Add Audi to the list of makers committing to introduce a self-driving vehicle in the near future. The luxury arm of Volkswagen AG says it will offer the technology on its next-generation A8. And it showed just what autonomous vehicles are capable of during a demonstration this week at California’s Sonoma Raceway.
“In Sonoma, we took the Audi RS7 piloted driving concept to its physical limits lap after lap, and it handled the task with uniform precision,” said Thomas Müller, who oversees the development of driver assistance systems for the German luxury brand. (more…)