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09/07/17
Ingolstadt
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TechDay piloted driving – The traffic jam pilot in the new Audi A8

TechDay piloted driving

With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables SAE level 3 conditional automation. The car can take over the task of driving in a traffic jam or slow moving highway traffic up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph). With traffic jam pilot engaged, drivers no longer need to continuously monitor the vehicle and the road. They must merely remain alert and capable of taking over the task of driving when the system prompts them to do so.

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With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables SAE level 3 conditional automation. The car can take over the task of driving in a traffic jam or slow moving highway traffic up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph).
The new A8 is the world’s first production automobile to have been developed specially for Level 3 automated driving. The Audi AI traffic jam pilot takes charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph) on highways and multi-lane roads where a physical barrier separates the two carriageways.
Michael Schreckenberg, professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, is one of Germany’s most highly respected traffic researchers. His area of expertise is the modeling, simulation and optimization of transport systems in large networks, especially in road transport.
The traffic jam situation on Germany’s highways worsened further in 2016. The main causes for this were the numerous construction sites and bottlenecks. This was the finding of the ADAC’s Traffic Jam Report for 2016.
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