Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told G7 ministers that artificial intelligence is capable of greatly reducing accidents. At the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, the top brass at Audi says an estimated 900,000 lives per year can be saved as more than 90% of all traffic accidents are caused by human error. He went on to specify that the number of injuries in road traffic could decrease by as much as 36 million annually thanks to artificial intelligence.
Rupert Stadler reiterated the company’s plans to come out with the next-gen A8 in 2017 with piloted driving technology which will allow the car to drive itself not only in stop-and-go traffic but also on the highway at speeds of up to 37 mph (60 km/h).
Germany’s Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt exhibited his national strategy at IAA regarding piloted driving and parking in Frankfurt a few days ago where EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of the other G7 nations also attended the event.
At the same meeting, Rupert Stadler also explained how much the new A4 has already achieved in this domain by offering a plethora of intelligent driver assistance systems that provide a glimpse of what’s to come in terms of piloted driving.