As expected, Audi brought at the DTM season final its RS7 Piloted Driving Concept, a driverless version of the RS7 Sportback that completed a lap on the Hockenheimring at racing speeds, without a driver. The concept managed to complete the lap in just over two minutes and with high precision as well as accuracy to within centimetres.
For those who still don’t know, the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept used specially corrected GPS signals, 3D cameras as well as a computer program that compared the cameras’ image information against a data set stored on board.
Just like the standard model, the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept uses a 4.0-liter TFSI petrol engine delivering 560 hp (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. With these numbers, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.