Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept completes Hockenheimring lap without a driver at racing speed [video]

Most driverless car concepts are not very interesting as they are all about autonomous driving and not the speed. For example Google autonomous cars are largely based on Toyota and Lexus hybrids, which are great cars, but far from exciting.

Audi has clearly surprised us as their RS 7 piloted driving concept with 553bhp has completed Hockenheimring lap driverless at racing speed. By racing speed we are talking about speeds up to 150mph and that’s without a driver. No bad!

The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept lapped the track in slightly over two minutes, supported by specially corrected GPS signals transmitted to the car through a WiFi connection, 3D cameras filming the track for the on-board computer program which compared the images provided by the camera with a pre-loaded data set.

“The top performance by the Audi RS 7 today substantiates the skills of our development team with regard to piloted driving at Audi,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. “The derivations from series production, particularly in terms of precision and performance, are of great value for our further development steps.”

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