Winning automotive awards is one thing, but in an increasingly technology centered world, Audi has scored the unique honor of being named to the list of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world.
Given the award for its efforts in autonomous driving, the officially-named list of “50 Disruptive Companies” is compiled by a jury at the MIT Technology Review.
Audi showcased its new ‘piloted driving project’ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, which combines adaptive cruise control and a new lane guidance system, which uses two radar sensors, a laser scanner and eight ultrasonic sensors that can watch the road 820 feet ahead and over an angle of 35-degrees with video camera to detect objects in the road.
“We are greatly honored to be included in the group of the world’s most innovative companies,” said Audi Board of Management Chairman Rupert Stadler. “It shows that Audi is well equipped for the future.”
Audi is joined on the list by such well-known technology innovators as Samsung, GE and Apple.