Text: Pearlyn Tham, Photos: Benny Loh
Talk about a shift into the automotive future.
Vehicles now are heading the all-electric way, are built more like intelligent computers and can anticipate where you want to go.
Case in point: the new Audi A8. This is the first production model with Level 3 autonomous driving technology, which boasts 500 vehicle functions, around 100 networked control units and more than 12,000 CAN (Controller Area Network) bus signals.
The CAN bus system acts as a central system in the vehicle which interlinks the control units to form a network. Think of it as a network where any system in the vehicle can listen and send commands to. It integrates sophisticated components in an elegant way, thus making it possible for many of the modern features in the new Audi A8.