WATCH VIDEO: Stuck in traffic? ‘Drivers can sit back and relax’

November 13, 2017 6:00 am


The Future Mobility Forum provides the stage for the all-new Audi A8 to be shown for the first time in the Middle East.

The new Audi A8 presents the future of the luxury class. In its fourth generation, the brand’s flagship model again provides the benchmark for “Vorsprung durch Technik” – with a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept and a systematically electrified drive.

Read: Would you ride in a driverless car in Dubai?

Dr. Miklos Kiss, Head of Redevelopment Driver Assistance Systems, Audi AG, said: “The new A8 on exhibit here in Dubai for the first time, is new car completely from scratch, with new design features and new levels of assisted and piloted driving.”

“We’ve achieved Level 3 piloted driving where drivers stuck in traffic can now sit back and relax and not worry about monitoring the system.”

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The Audi A8 is also the first production automobile in the world to have been developed for conditionally automated driving. From 2018, Audi will gradually be taking piloted driving functions such as parking pilot, garage pilot and traffic jam pilot into production.

Audi already has the production-ready technology at its disposal for the first piloted driving system. The new functions this enables can significantly expand the role of the automobile as an emotional, comfortable and modern environment. Audi is taking a holistic approach to this subject, as the added “comfort time” or “25th Hour” in addition to the increased safety offer significant customer benefits.

The Audi A8 will also be the highlight car on the Audi Stand at the Dubai International Motor Show to be held at the World Trade Centre from 14-18 November.

 


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By AMEinfo Staff
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