The 'Audi Q2 Deep Learning Concept' is a 1/8th Scale Model

 - Dec 7, 2016
References: audi-mediacenter & theverge
The 'Audi Q2 Deep Learning Concept' is a method that the luxury German automaker uses to help improve its software in preparation for a future in which self-driving cars are the norm. What separates the Audi Q2 Deep Learning Concept from other self-driving training cars is its size: the vehicle is a 1/8th scale model of the full-sized Audi Q2 SUV.

Training software using a miniature car is sensible for many reasons. Firstly, it limits the cost to the company if the software makes mistakes and causes the car to get into accidents. For the Audi Q2 Deep Learning Concept, though, the primary benefit is that it makes it easy to give live demonstrations of the company's self-driving capabilities at conferences and workshops all around the world.