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Audi A9 Prologue piloted driving at CES 2015: light and infotainment upgrade

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N oh the laser high beam, which debuted in the special model R8 LMX, follows at the CES a laser light that illuminates the entire street with high resolution and finely regulated. Another innovation is the construction site light in the Audi A9 Prologue piloted driving. It throws two distinctly bright strips of light onto the road, thus visualizing the width of the car. The projectors are located deep in the engine compartment, separate from the headlights; Fiber optic bundles guide their light into projection lenses that form the pupils of the headlights. Below them, framed in a filigree lightweight structure, are five more lenses. Also fed via fiber optics, they expand the light again.

Audi A9 Prologue piloted driving converted to hybrid drive

Another novelty from Audi is the Mobile Key at the CES. The smartphone or smartwatch, which is used here as an access device to the car, supplements the conventional key. To do this, they use the Near Field Communication (NFC) function, which even works when the battery is empty.

The automotive highlight at CES is the Audi A9 Prologue piloted driving study. Although it premiered at the L.A. Auto Show, the Audi A9 Prologue piloted driving was supplemented with functions for autonomous driving and a hybrid drive for the CES. This bundles a four-liter TFSI combustion engine with an electric motor. The system output is 687 hp, the maximum torque of the two engines is given as 950 Nm. With piloted driving, the data collected in the vehicle is transferred online to the cloud, processed there and sent back to the vehicle. As a result, the car is constantly learning.

In traffic jams on expressways, the autopilot will in future automatically steer, accelerate and decelerate in the speed range from 0 to 65 km /h. If the general conditions change, the driver has to take over again, otherwise the system brings the car to a standstill. In the future, it will also be possible to park from the outside using a radio key or smartphone.


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