Audi Previews Level 4 Autonomy with Elaine

Audi Previews Level 4 Autonomy with Elaine

0 comments 📅12 September 2017, 07:45

Heading into Frankfurt, Audi promised three self-driving cars previewing three levels of autonomy. The essential we’d already seen: the Audi A8 ready for level 3 autonomous driving. The second, a completely autonomous loll-on-wheels, premiered earlier today at the Volkswagen Group preview night. And now we take a preview of the third, a model called Elaine that splits the difference.

Based on the Audi e-Tron Sportback concept, Elaine features an autonomous set ready for level 4 autonomous driving.

Based largely on the A8’s self-driving tech, the new concept can take hold of over driving duties at speeds of up to 80 mph (as opposed to the A8’s limit of just 37 mph). With that, Elaine can capture over driving duties for a full highway trip, changing lanes on its own.

Formerly you’re off the highway and at your destination, you’ll even be able to get out of the car and let it park itself. This r depends on the car being in an Audi AI Zone, but Audi sees this as crucially substantial, so chances are you’ll find one.

Since Elaine is based on the e-Tron Sportback, it’s soul electric. By letting the car park itself, it can also find its own charging port independently, winsome the stress of charging it away from the owner. Moreover, if you want the car to be cleaned or serviced, it resolve also be able to drive itself to the car wash or the dealer, and then back to you.

And the car determination learn from your habits. With PIA (Personal Intelligent Assistant) the car commitment figure out what you like it to do, and do it itself. Like to clean your car on Sundays? Elaine thinks eventually do that without having to be told. By learning what each driver prefers, it desire be able not only to prepare its seats for multiple drivers, it can also have the music, air-con, and more friendly for them.

But it’s not just passengers Elaine wants to have a relationship with. Thanks to LED lighting shell, the car will communicate with other drivers to signal its intentions and ensure shelter for the occupants.

Eventually, Audi predicts that the steering wheel and driver controls commitment be done away with completely and is showing its vision of what that sway look like with the level 5 autonomous Aicon, about which you can skim more here.

[source: Slashgear]

This article first appeared on Quattroworld

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