Audi keeps the development of their autonomous technologies in high gear as they take a new, 2015 version of the Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving to the Sonoma Raceway in America for speed and handling test. While in the U.S., Audi also discussed with political leaders and Silicon Valley innovators on the prospect of piloted driving.
The Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving taking Sonoma by storm was called “Robby” who is a close relation of “Bobby” which set the world speed record of 149 mph last year at Hockenheimring race course in Germany. They give this new version a different name compared to Bobby it is 882 pounds lighter.
“In Sonoma we brought the Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept lap after lap to the physical limit, and in constant precision,” said Thomas Müller, Head of development for braking, steering and driver assistance systems, AUDI AG. “The car reached lap times that were better than those of some experienced sport riders.” The RS 7 prototype required only 2:01.01 minutes to set its best lap time at the 2.5-mile course.
Now, if you still have no clue as to what is a Piloted Driving car, it’s an autonomous vehicle that can do the braking, steering or accelerating all on its own. What’s more, you can upload your route into the car’s brain and it will drive you there while you can sit back, relax, drink, smoke pot, have sex… pretty much anything you can do on your sofa. These cars still have a long way ahead of them before becoming usable, practical, and legal. But thanks to pioneering companies like Audi, the future seems bright for them.