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Audi A7 piloted driving concept – day 1 test drive video

Following yesterday’s announcement, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept has completed the first day of test drive on its way to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Audi asked several automotive journalists to travel from Silicon Valley, California to Las Vegas, Nevada with an autonomous A7 concept travelling a total of 550 miles (885 km). In the first day of the test drive, the car covered 225 miles (362 km) in eight hours and stopped in Bakersfield, CA for a break.

Today for the second and final day it will have to complete the remaining trip to Las Vegas, Nevada for CES, with the entire trip occurring on highway conditions. Thanks to a significant number of sensors and radars, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept can change lanes, overtake, accelerate & brake autonomously at speeds of up to 70 mph (110 km/h).

http://youtu.be/lQV7ag_7WNM

All three American journalists along with Audi’s engineers are so far very satisfied with the car’s autonomous capabilities. Two additional journalists from United States will get inside the A7 piloted driving concept today for the final test drive day when the car will reach the destination: 2015 CES. Needless to say, the vehicle will be showcased at the event where Audi will provide all the necessary details about the self-driving prototype.

Adrian Padeanu

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