Audi Introduces R8 E-tron, Driverless Piloted Supercar
Audi’s R8 e-tron, the third driverless car from the company, comes one step closer to reality. The car made its debut in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The vehicle uses on-board sensors for detecting its environment while keeping the driver free to do other tasks.
The car sensor is strong enough to gauge road condition. The sensor can also calculate mass, ideal speed and force and is supported by a strong camera and GPS system.
According to PC Pro, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and other top-level executives of the German company, revealed their plans of putting the technology on the road in the Shanghai CES. The concept car is expected to be in the market in 2017.
According to the company, the A7 piloted driving concept was able to fascinate journalists after its 550-mile ride from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas.
The Audi driverless car can cover a distance of 248 miles on a single charge and it takes just 2 hours to get completely charged. It has all the qualities of a supercar EV and car can drive at a speed of 250 km per hour.
The Audi driverless car is emission-free, and according to Business Insider, it will be able to impress Iron Man with all its features and updated technologies.
Launching the car in China was not surprising as it is normal for the company to target the biggest economy of the world. Though the sale of luxury cars dropped in the last few years, the company is still positive about the outcome.