The next Audi A8 has been confirmed by one of the company’s official to receive a fully autonomous system. At the beginning of the year there was a report about Audi’s plans to offer the next generation A8 with an autonomous driving system and now the company’s Head of Product and Technology Communications, Stefan Moser, has confirmed their flagship model will get such a system which promises to be “always better than human beings.”
According to Moser, it will be better because such as system won’t be “phoning, not looking at pretty girls, no distractions” and it will make use of a series of lasers, sensors and advanced cameras. It will likely end up being an evolution of the system implemented in the RS7 piloted driving concept which was showcased last weekend at Hockenheim during the DTM season finale where it lapped the circuit in a little over two minutes.
Other details about the next Audi A8 are scarce at the moment but we do know for sure it will be unveiled late 2016 and is scheduled to reach dealerships in the first half of 2017. The design of the model will reportedly be inspired by a concept which will be shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show programmed for November.
Note: 2014 Audi A8 facelift official sketch pictured.