[ExI] Robot Audi RS 7 laps Hockenheim at racing speeds

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 12:53:32 UTC 2014

Audi has delivered on its promise to send a driverless Audi RS 7
around the Hockenheim Grand Prix track at racing speeds.

The 560 hp (418 kW) car employed specially corrected GPS signals
transmitted to the car via Wi-Fi, with redundancy provided by
high-frequency radio, while 3D cameras in the car filmed the track and
a computer program compared the images against graphical information
stored on board. Audi says this allowed the car to orient itself on
the track to within centimeters and allow it to drive with high
precision and take the optimum driving line.

There is a video of the run as well.


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