Audi presented at CES 2015, a new version of the Prologue, the autonomous driving car that we had already had occasion to see very few weeks ago at the Los Angeles Motor Show. It is a first evolution of the model, although the changes honestly are not a lot.
The system installed by Audi, bears the name of zFAS, German acronym for “zentrales Fahrerassistenzsteuergerät” or “central controller for assisted driving.” It is, in other words, a circuit of cameras and sensors that can detect and communicate the data to a central computer, which is the system that eventually does the actual task of driving the car without the driver.
The new model is equipped with a 4 liter V8 TFSI twin-turbo engine, already present in the original concept car, combined with a hybrid motor that helps raise the total power of the system from 605 hp to 677 hp, while the peak torque has increased from 750 to 950 Nm. All this would allow the car to go from 0 to 100 in just 3.5 seconds, while keeping the consumption at only 7.9 liters/100 km of gasoline and emitting only 185 g/km of CO2.