Audi presented the Q7 Piloted Driving Concept, that has been developed in collaboration with Nvidia and can drive autonomously, with the Nvidia, Tegra X1 processor to process the data that are captured by a front camera and other sensors.
The chip has the processing power of more than 1 teraflops and handles the steering of the Q7. The system learns as the car drives itself and so it continually gets better. Audi feels that artificial intelligence will play a very important role in the development of autonomous driving technology and the first Audi model that will be autonomous will be the new A8.
The new A8, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September, will be equipped with the second generation of Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. The objective of Audi and Nvidia is to have presented by 2020 an autonomous vehicle that can have many modes, with the new A8 to have 3 autonomous modes.