Audi RS7 560-hp will drive without a driver circuit of the “Hokenhaymring.” During the tests, the drone vehicle accelerates straight on to 240 kilometers per hour
Audi has unveiled the prototype of an autonomous vehicle, built on the base model Audi RS7. This hatchback, which the manufacturer calls “the fastest car in the world-drone”, the final stage before the race of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) will travel round the Circuit “Hokenhaymring” without the help of the driver.
Audi RS7 has built the fastest car in the world-drone
Electronics manages electromechanical power steering, accelerator, brakes and work eight-speed automatic gearbox. Autopilot receives data on its position from several independent GPS-devices that transmit a control unit coordinates to the nearest centimeter on WLAN.
As a “fallback” if the signal transmission stops are used simultaneously broadcast the same data using the High-frequency radio signal.
For the surrounding space autopilot monitors using 3D-cameras in real time, because Audi engineers decided not to rely on pre-recorded images.
During tests on the drone “Hokenhaymring” car accelerates to straight up 240 kilometers per hour, experienced overload in braking and lateral 1,3g overload during acceleration in turns to 1,1g. Best lap time shown in the tests was 2 minutes 10 seconds.
Hatchback Audi RS7 equipped 560-hp four-liter biturbo engine. With the seats up to one hundred kilometers per hour model accelerates in 3.9 seconds. Maximum speed – 250 kilometers per hour (optional limiter is proposed to shift to 280 or 305 kilometers per hour).
In 2010, Audi RS7 has already deduced his car on the race track. Then TTS Coupe on autopilot to climb a hill “Pikes Peak” for 27 minutes. The absolute record this distance belongs nine time world champion Sebastien Loeb Rally – 8 minutes 13.878 seconds.