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Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept previews Audi's self-driving tech

Audi has unveiled the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China.

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Audi has unveiled the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept may look almost identical to the R8 e-tron electric car, but the big news here is what you can’t see – the concept previews Audi’s self-driving technology that is slated to arrive in two years.
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The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is based on the 2017 R8 e-tron, but it’s packed with video cameras, a laser scanner, ultrasonic sensors and radar sensors to see the road ahead. Audi says that the technology will be available to pilot its vehicles on its own in certain situations.

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The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is powered by the same 455 horsepower electric powertrain as the production R8 e-tron. It’s good enough for a 0-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds. The concept also has a range of 279 miles between charges and the best part is that the concept can be recharged in less than two hours.

Source: Audi