In the world of technology, where brands are working over the autonomous driving system. The German luxury manufacturer, Audi has made autonomous driving technology closer to reality, where the company has updated its Audi A7 piloted driving concept to be more cordial to other road users. Nicknamed “Jack”, it can exhibit its natural driving style that can adapt to a given situation, safe and especially interactive (it is a research car with social competence).
Thanks to its super brain that computes autonomous functions which is a central driver assistance controller, or zFAS and uses a high-performance processors to analyse the signals from all the sensors in real-time, then the system creates a model of the car’s surroundings. This model helps the zFAS in calculating upcoming manoeuvres in advance, taking a look into the future, and respond. Such driving offers greater safety, more efficient utilisation of the transportation and more relaxation time for the driver. The company has already has the traffic jam assist function, which is now available in the Audi A4 and Q7.
To achieve this, cars and the infrastructure will communicate with one another through a common information interface, to maximize benefits of piloted driving that can be better utilised on expressways. And for this, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure announced the digital test site on the A9 autobahn that offers ideal conditions for evaluating and developing future functions and concepts along with automakers, representatives of the Free State of Bavaria and the IT industry.
Now Audi is exploring the networking between cars and infrastructure, or Car-to-X communication in real time and under real road conditions, where the infrastructure plays an important role. For example, testing the internal composition and modified material structure of roadside posts, which are to be designed in such a way so as to reflect the radar sensors of cars even from greater distances.
On the other hand, a Car-to-Car communication will help communicating between cars travelling on the same routes, to report on hazardous points and accidents in real time, thereby automatically adjusting the driving speed of the other autonomous vehicles.