German carmaker Audi unveiled its next-generation R8 e-tron supercar at the Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai last week, with the updated version boasting self-driving capabilities.
According to Express News:
The car is able to drive itself thanks to data received from an array of sensors around the car. These sensors include a new type of laser scanner, several video cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar sensors at the front and rear.
All the information from these sources is sent to a central driver assistance control unit (zFAS), a compact central computer that is able to create a comprehensive picture of what’s going on around the vehicle.
The Audi R8 e-tron is equipped with two electric motors that can push it from 0-100km/h in less than four seconds—ultimately to a top speed of 250 km/h—leading some car enthusiasts to question why any owner would want to hand the privilege of driving the thing over to a computer. (Then again, not every supercar driver should’ve been given the privilege in the first place.)
Anyways, the future is here so let’s just go with it.
The driverless electric supercar concept that Audi brought to China would impress Iron Man.
Posted by Business Insider on Saturday, May 30, 2015