2018 Audi A8 Debuts with Advanced Autonomous Driving Technology – Hartford City News Times


Audi is ushering in a new era of autonomy with the latest version of its A8 flagship sedan, promising an advanced suite that will steer the future of self-driving cars.

The 2018 Audi A8 introduces the brand’s new Audi AI functionality that allows the car to drive itself at speeds as fast as 37 mph (60 km/h), while also parking itself without driver intervention. The system makes the A8 the first production car to include the coveted Level 3 autonomy — one step below completely self-driving cars.

Activated using a button, the Audi AI traffic jam pilot allows the car to take control of all aspects of the drive, including accelerating, braking, and steering, in slow-moving traffic. Audi says the system will only work on highways where a physical barrier separating opposite-moving lanes of traffic is present, and only at speeds as fast as 37 mph (60 km/h). When the system reaches its limits, it will alert the driver to take control of the vehicle. In the interim, however, the driver will be able to completely relinquish control of the steering wheel.

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