Watch a driverless Audi RS 7 lap the Hockenheim

Posted on Mon ,20 Oct 2014 4:44 pm
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Watch a driverless Audi RS 7 lap the Hockenheim

An Audi RS 7 Sportback piloted driving concept lapped the Hockenheim circuit in Germany without a driver at racing speeds.

An Audi RS 7 Sportback piloted driving concept lapped the Hockenheim race circuit in Germany yesterday without a driver. The technological showcase took place just before the season finale of the DTM (German Touring Car Championship) at the track.

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Audi used specially corrected GPS signals and transmitted them to the car via automotive standard WiFi and high-frequency radio. The car was also equipped with 3D cameras which filmed the track and compared it against a set of on-board stored data. This allowed for the car to be placed on the track with an accuracy of a few centimetres. The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept reached speed of 250km/h on the track and completed the lap in slightly over two minutes.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG said, “The top performance by the Audi RS 7 today substantiates the skills of our development team with regard to piloted driving at Audi. The derivations from series production, particularly in terms of precision and performance, are of great value for our further development steps.” 


The Audi piloted driving concept is a joint research project of Volkswagen Group Research, Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) and Stanford University.

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Image courtesy: Audi



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