Will an Audi RS7 Lap the Hockenheim at 149 mph With Driver Replaced by 3D Cameras?
Audi has released a new teaser video that previews their RS7 piloted driving concept. Described as the "world’s sportiest piloted driving car," the concept will be demonstrated on the Hockenheim at the DTM season finale on October 19, 2014. Watch the video teaser here under.
The Trailer (in German)
After October 19, 2014, check https://audimedia.tv/de for more Audi RS7 piloted driving concept videos .
Audi declined to go into specifics but confirmed the model will use "specially corrected" GPS signals - that are accurate down to a centimeter - to help determine its position on the track. The car also has a stereoscopic 3D camera which sends images to a computer where they are compared against graphical information stored on board. Audi says the system searches for "several hundred known features, such as building patterns behind the track, which it then uses as additional positioning information."
Thanks to all this techno-wizardry, the RS7 will "drive a clean racing line at the Hockenheimring – with full throttle on the straights, full braking before the corners, precise turn-in and perfectly metered acceleration when exiting the corners." The company goes on to say the prototype is expected to hit a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph) and have a lap time of approximately 2 minutes and 10 seconds."