Audi bringing A7 piloted driving concept to CES Asia 2015

Audi has announced plans to bring the A7 piloted driving concept to CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai, China. Journalists gathered at the event will have the possibility of taking a spin in the driverless A7 Sportback on the streets of Shanghai for a 15 kilometer (9.3 mile) route.

Set to take place May 25-27, the first event of this kind in Asia will be the venue where Audi will bring the tablet which made its debut in the second generation Q7. It was developed specifically for in-car use and can connect to the MMI navigation plus through a Wi-Fi connection and can also be used once you exit the car. The China-spec models come with a special web browser and app store developed by Audi with joint venture partner Baidu. Audi will also show off gesture control technology for the Audi tablet.

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Audi A7 piloted driving concept
Audi A7 piloted driving concept

Aside from the A7 piloted driving concept and the tablet, Audi will also showcase its phone box which is coupled to a smartphone and it can charge it inductively without the necessity of any power cables. Moreover, at CES Asia you will also be able to check out the 3D sound implemented in the second generation Q7 which benefits from a Bang & Olufsen audio system featuring extra speakers that “expand the spatial experience of sound.”

Adrian Padeanu

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