Rinaldo Capello, three times Le Mans winner and test-driver for Audi has to handle a new rival. But who is it? The response will surprise him.
At the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) season finale at Hockenheim circuit, an extremely extraordinary car got the asphalt. The competitor is actually the independent Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept. The vehicle take advantage of the full power as much as possible. The numbers recorded during the lap were surprising with over 1.3 g during braking, and 1.1 g lateral acceleration in the corners.
Audi spent a lot of time in the sector of the Piloted driving with the test results consistently stream into series advancement. Engineers began about 10 years ago since they obtained their first successful innovations
The newest experiment works at the physical limit with furnishing the Audi engineers some information for the development of automatic avoidance functions in crucial driving scenarios.
For instance, the Driver Assistance systems from the German auto maker are already providing driving more comfortable and better handled and consist of Audi active lane assist, Audi side assist, and adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function such as Audi pre sense front.
Audi stated this car focused itself on the track via GPS, with data transmitted to the vehicle via WiFi and redundantly via high-frequency radio. In simultaneous to this, 3D cameras in the vehicle captures the circuit with a specific software that compares the camera’s image information towards a data set saved on board.
The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept reaches 150mph and completed the lap at Hockenheim two minutes!