CES 2015: Audi wows with ‘Piloted Driving’ technology

January 6, 2015

Driving from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas without any drivers.

Audi certainly made a big impression at this year’s CES by introducing driverless cars as part of the connected car technologies concept that is one of the main focuses at the show.

For this year, Audi has specifically made an A7 and retrofitted it with various long range radar sensors on all sides of the car along so that it can have 36- degree view of its surroundings. This will enable the system inside the vehicle to know if it is driving on the right path and of course, steering clear of accidents.

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The drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas is about 900 km, and the retrofitted A7 is able to run to maximum of 110 km/hr. The car, which was named ‘Jack’, can also initiate lane changes and other specific maneuvers. Additionally, the system can adapt to driving conditions that it gets from its sensors, making the vehicle more intelligent the more you use it.

Audi also introduced a new dashboard that makes their vehicles even smarter. With the Audi TT and the Audi Q7 getting the first upgrades to its systems. This include a simply voice command where you can say a command on to the dashboard and the system can immediately show the route. If you have an iOS or Android device, you can simply hook them up to the system since it is compatible with both Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

With vehicles getting more and more advanced, it’s only a matter of time before we can conveniently drive from Oman to UAE while taking selfies on our vehicles.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.