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Audi R8 E-Tron piloted driving at CES Asia: this sports car drives by itself

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Audi R8 E-Tron Piloted Driving at CES Asia
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D he automobile manufacturers are driving the autonomous Drive further ahead. Meanwhile, the sports cars are not spared. For example the Audi R8 E-Tron Piloted Driving, which was presented to the world public at the CES Asia 2015 in Shanghai.

Audi R8 E-Tron piloted driving in 3.9 seconds to 100 km /h

Audi is packing the electric sports car with video cameras, ultrasound and radar sensors and a new type of laser scanner. A compact central computer creates an image of the vehicle environment from the various data sources, which in turn should turn the R8 into a self-driving sports car.

The Ingolstadt-based company has already demonstrated that Audi can be autonomous with the Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept proved that it turned a fast lap at the Hockenheimring in the 2014 DTM final. Or with the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concepts auto motor und sport was allowed to accompany the model while driving on the A9 motorway ( Fahrbericht ).

Apart from the cameras and sensors, the Audi R8 E-Tron Piloted Driving is technically at the same level as the non-autonomous R8 E-Tron. Means: The electric sports car tickles 462 hp and 920 Nm from its two electric motors. With this, the athlete should spurt at country road speed in 3.9 seconds and, depending on the tires, be up to 210 or 250 m /h.

The R8 E-Tron draws its power from a T-shaped lithium Ion battery. The energy storage is located in the center tunnel and behind the passenger cell and, according to the manufacturer, allows the R8 to drive up to 450 kilometers electrically. Once sucked out, the Audi R8 E-Tron should be able to refill its storage on the power grid in less than two hours.

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