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Audi showcases self-driving technology with A7’s drive across America

Audi is demonstrating its self-driving technology by allowing a specially-made A7 drive from San Francisco to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, today.

The model, named Jack, is representative of Audi’s ‘Piloted Driving’ technology that Audi has stated is now production ready, according to The Independent.

Travelling 550-miles, it will demonstrate its ability to steer, accelerate, brake and change lanes; using functions such as navigation data, 3D video cameras and long-range radar sensors which are situated to the front and rear of the vehicle, with medium sensors to the left and right, giving the car a 360 degree view.

The car demonstrates motorway driving with speeds up to 70mph – in urban environments the driver is indicated to take over the driving, for safety. If the driver fails to take control, the car will activate its hazard lights and stop.

Journalists will pilot the self-driving car to the event today.

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