The Elaine gets its name because Audi wanted to make sure "AI" is contained in its moniker.

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The Elaine is a Level 4 autonomous-drive showcase with hardware similar to what's on Audi's new Level 3 A8 production car.

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Yep, it's a Sportback. That's Audi-speak for five-door hatchback.

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In certain areas, the AI can go park itself in multi-story garages or go get a carwash, all without a driver. 

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Elaine may also be an indicator of Audi's nearly here second-generation A7.

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Note the subtle e-tron badging.

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The Elaine has a steering wheel and pedals, but there are points when you won't need them.

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Please click or swipe to continue seeing more images of the Audi Elaine concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Elaine uses a two-screen MMI infotainment system like that in the 2019 A8.

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