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Audi RS7 piloted driving concept gets detailed

It was a week ago when the Audi RS7 piloted driving concept was announced and now additional details have been disclosed. The demonstration is planned for October 19 on the Hockenheim track during this year’s DTM season finale where the vehicle will be able to hit a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) and lap the circuit in around 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

Audi RS7 piloted driving concept
Audi RS7 piloted driving concept

The interesting concept is going to make use of “specially corrected” GPS signals which will be accurate down to a centime to better help locate the vehicle’s position on the circuit. It will also boast a 3D camera sending images to a computer where these captured pics will be compared to on-board stored graphical information. The on-board system can search among hundreds of features like building patterns to use as extra positioning info.

This high-tech system will allow the Audi RS7 piloted driving concept to go full throttle on the straights and apply full braking before entering corners. In addition, the creators are promising it will conduct “precise turn-in and perfectly metered acceleration when existing corners.” Audi says that while lapping the Hockenheim track, the vehicle will be capable of generating a lateral acceleration of up to 1.1G.

Adrian Padeanu

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