The Audi Highway Pilot is going to revolutionize the market of autonomous vehicles. This type of technology was recently tested through a driverless vehicle prototype. The company managed to create an irreproachable system that empowers a car to drive through busy streets with zero help from a driver. However, this unlocks a new chapter in the level 3 designation out of five phases. The Society of Automotive Engineers delimited these five stages in order to differentiate the suite of services a car is capable of delivering.
Audi Is Going to Introduce the First Level 3 Vehicle on the Market
On a fatidic date of June 13, Audi took its latest driverless vehicle prototype for a test on the streets of Albany. The company managed to accomplish the mission successfully to the delight of all witnesses to this event. The guests to this demonstration were numerous and represented a variety of influential positions such as stakeholders, journalists, and legislators. Each of them received their own ride with this wonder vehicle.
At this point in time, there are no cars on the market that surpass level 2 automation. This makes Audi the first automaker to deliver to the streets a more comprehensive concept that goes under the Conditional Automation label.
At this level of technology, the car still requires a driver all the time. However, this person is free to let the vehicle drive him or her to the appointed target without indications. Nonetheless, the board computer will ask the driver from time to time for assistance. However, the vehicle is capable of great many things, including reading traffic lights.
Audi Driverless Vehicle Prototype Runs on a Comprehensive System of Sensors
The sensors that manipulate the Audi Highway Pilot technology can coordinate the necessary tasks for a vehicle to operate at highway speeds. The system is also equipped with gears that ensure that complex safety standards are met.
These can be lasers, cameras, and artificial intelligence. With this heavy loaded equipment, the computer has full control over steering, acceleration, and braking. Moreover, it can record the outside input to take the best decisions while driving.
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