Audi has officially unveiled the autonomous A8L W12. The car was showed at the 2016 Berlinale film festival in Germany. The German model was described as another milestone on the path toward piloted driving.
In order to prove the autonomous capacity, the car was send to pick up actor Daniel Brühl and his girlfriend at their hotel. After that, the car took them to the red carpet at the Berlinale Palast.
The autonomous Audi A8L W12 uses a variety of cameras and sensors to locate prominent architectural objects along the route and then compare them with a detailed map that was created ahead of time. More than that, the car was programed to drive like a real chauffeur and as a result it was able to accelerate and break smoothly.
After the experience was over, Daniel Brühl was very excited and remarked that the autonomous Audi A8L W12 drove very smoothly and did everything perfectly. And this is good!
“We have already proven that we can have piloted cars drive safely on a race track and on the expressway. At the Berlinale, we have now mastered a complex urban traffic situation with maximum ease”, said Audi Board Member for Technical Development, Dr. Ing. Stefan Knirsch.
See here how works the autonomous A8L W12.