These developments were revealed recently as part of a strategic plan that sets the course for Audi to deliver innovative cars that are geared for the future and exciting to drive, without losing any of the design-aesthetic that discerning drivers around the world expect from Audi.
At the heart of the company's mission to change driving as you know it is the newly-founded subsidiary, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH in Munich. Set up to accelerate technology for self-driving cars, the new outfit will collaborate with other equally innovative automotive and IT partners. It is already testing a system for autonomous vehicles, which will be a key component for future tech-driven services such as robot taxis. The technology is streets ahead of the rest and will eventually be made available to other car brands. Expect it to be a part of your everyday in the conceivable future.
At the same time, Audi is further developing assisted and piloted systems for other traffic situations, such as on highways or country roads. In the new Audi A8 launching next year, customers will for the first time be able to use automated-driving functions in traffic jams at speeds up to 60 km/h.