The driverless version of the Audi RS 7 Concept car is for real, as evidenced by the fact that it recently completed a full lap of the Hockenheim Grand Prix track in Germany in just over two minutes in racing-worthy speed. For comparison, the lap record for the track is just over 1 minute and 13 seconds and was set by Formula One superstar Kimi Raikkonen.
The driverless Audi RS 7 Concept is capable of using GPS signals transmitted to it via WiFi to guide its route, with in-car 3D cameras used to film the track and a software program used to compare the resulting images with on-board graphical information.
Audi hopes that the technology used in this car will eventually find its way into production vehicles by the end of the decade.
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