/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Audi A7 demonstrates Piloted Driving (pictures)

Audi used CES 2014 to give CNET a first taste of the future of autonomous vehicles, using an A7 equipped with its Piloted Driving feature.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne Cunningham
Audi_Piloted-000.jpg
1 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
LAS VEGAS -- Audi used an A7 TDI to demonstrate its Piloted Driving technology at CES 2014. This particular car was the newest test mule created by Audi, and was put together for the demonstration in about four weeks.
Audi_Piloted-001.jpg
2 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
The front of the car was fitted with dual radar domes, fitted into the fog light ports. A forward-looking laser emits from a discreet window below the bumper bar.
Audi_Piloted-002.jpg
3 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Ultrasonic sensors surround the vehicle, and two radar modules are mounted inside the rear bumper cover.
Audi_Piloted-003.jpg
4 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
A camera, which monitors lane lines, sits on the windshield in front of the rearview mirror.
Audi_Piloted-004.jpg
5 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
The brains of the Piloted Driving feature sit tucked away behind a panel in the cargo area of the A7.
Audi_Piloted-005.jpg
6 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
As a comparison, Audi brought out its previous autonomous-driving research vehicle, to show how much computer hardware it had stuffed into the back.
Audi_Piloted-007.jpg
7 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
In this photo, an Audi staff member sits in the driver's seat on I-15 with his hands off the wheel and feet off the pedals. The car maintains distance from traffic ahead and holds its distance between the two lane lines at speeds up to 40 mph.
Audi_Piloted-008.jpg
8 of 8 Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Audi replaced the instrument cluster with this LCD panel, which shows a representation of the traffic around the A7.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
The best Christmas movies and where to watch them

More Galleries

The best Christmas movies and where to watch them

18 Photos
Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos

More Galleries

Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos

29 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos