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CES 2014: Audi highlights self-driving cars and more

         

Keith Barry, Reviewed.com / USA TODAY 1:fifty seven a.m. EST January 7, 2014

Audi introduced The Large Bang Concept‘s Kunal Nayyar, CEA president Gary Shapiro, and even a Thirties Horch 850 to its CES Keynote tackle Monday night time. However none of them may outshine the laser-powered headlamps of Audi’s newest thought, or outperform the A7 that drove itself onto the stage.

Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler stated that nowadays’s self reliant vehicles herald a brand new generation in motoring. “We’re transferring from refining the automobile to redefining mobility,” he stated.

Certainly, the technology that powered the self-riding A7 can match on a card concerning the dimension of a laptop laptop’s motherboard, and pulls in laser, radar, camera, and ultrasonic knowledge.

Stadler’s having a look ahead to an technology of what he calls “piloted using.” However nowadays, people are nonetheless in cost, and Audi’s seeking to make using as simple and comfy as conceivable.

Which is why AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega got here onstage to announce that the mobile service would associate with Audi to offer the 4G LTE connection in the new Audi A3. It’s AT&T’s second partnership announced at CES 2014—de la Vega was on GM’s stage last night.

“If mobility used to be about connecting places and people, it’s now about connecting the driver,” Stadler said. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until Audi’s press conference Tuesday to learn more details about the promise of Android in the car.

Finally, Audi brought out the impressive and expected Sport Quattro Laseright concept, promising that its unique laser headlamps that can light the road ahead for nearly a third of a mile may someday make it to a production car sold in the US.

From lasers to LTE, concepts on display demonstrated what Stadler called “the full spectrum of what it means to be a leader of innovation.”

Indeed, Audi’s been an automotive superstar at CES so far, announcing a partnership with Android and some impressive concept cars.

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