October 22, 2014
Audi, which has achieved a speed record for driverless cars. No less than 240 km / h has reached the company’s RS7 concept model. He has done it, yes, in a closed circuit south of Frankfurt, in Hockenheim. Apparently it took a human driver 5 seconds longer to complete the circuit.
One of the great benefits expected from driverless cars is a drastic reduction in the number of road accidents.
According to Horst Glaser of Audi’s research team, accident-free driving “will continue to be a vision. But at least we can reduce the number of accidents in the future. “
The idea, first of all, is that these systems serve as driver assistance. According to Glaser, “If the driver is distracted or inattentive, the car could take over. In addition, the driver has the opportunity to relax. This means that they will be on full alert when their attention is needed again. “
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