At the 2013 Consumers Electronics Show (CES), Audi is showing off its autonomous driving tech, which is essentially a suite of technologies that provide drivers with assistance while behind the wheel.
The suite includes the German automaker’s adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, active lane assist, side assist, night vision assist, park assist, speed limit display, and Audi pre sense.
The Audi pre sense is a safety package that is available in several models of the automaker’s lineup and evaluates information from the vehicle’s ESP sensors. If the sensors signal full braking or skidding, the system will activate the hazard warning lights and begin to close the windows and sunroof as well as pretensioning the seat belts. The pretensioning process is reversible and only occurs with the front belts.
The safety system also works with the vehicle’s adaptive cruise control with stop & go function and Audi side assist driver assistance systems.
In addition, Audi is focusing on how its piloted driving suite can help reduce the driver’s workload in stressful situations during traffic jams. At speeds between zero and 37 mph, the system will help steer the car within certain constraints as well as accelerating and braking autonomously. The piloted driving system also assists in parking maneuvers at the roadside and garages.
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