Driverless Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept is ready to show its skills on Hockenheim ring [w/video]

Article by Christian A., on October 14, 2014

Last weekend, we told you about the driverless RS7 Sportback that will lap the Hockenheim racetrack on October 19, same day when the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) ends. Dubbed the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept, the new vehicle was shown today and Audi offered the first details regarding the systems found on its driverless vehicle.

According to Audi, the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept comes with a 3D camera system that consists of two camera systems located at the front and rear, each with almost 103 degrees horizontal coverage. Moreover, the vehicle features specially corrected GPS signals for orientation on the slopes of the art carrier.

During tests on the Hockenheim racetrack, the concept showed braking forces of 1,3 g in the curves, while lateral accelerates reached up to 1.1 g. Moreover, Audi expects the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept to reach speeds of up to 149 mph or 240 km/h and a lap time of 2:10 minutes.

For those who don't know, the RS7 Sportback uses a 4.0-liter V8 TFSI petrol engine that produces 560 hp (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. As a result, it is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

The journey of the RS 7 piloted driving concept can livestream ( audimedia.tv/de be traced). The transmission will start on 19 October 2014 from 12.45 clock (Central European Time).

"With the technical solutions for piloted driving we drive one of the most important trends in the automotive world continues to progress," says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. "When the DTM race at Hockenheim, we show the fascination of this development. A lap time of just over two minutes and a lateral acceleration of up to 1.1 g speak for themselves." [source: Audi]

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