The first official video with the Audi Prologue Piloted Driving Concept has been released and it is a good exercise to find out more about this one-off ride.
The Audi Prologue Piloted Driving Concept is being highlighted once again, after being officially presented to the public at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, recently. The model in question has been based on the original Prologue Concept but it has been updated with the autonomous driving system, which is made out of radar sensors, video cameras and ultrasound sensors, mounted out of sight.
Audi says that the information gathered by those systems is sent to the central controller, which is known as the Zfas (zentrales Fahrerassistenzsteuergerat / central driver assistance controller) which is allowing the car to drive itself, making the gap between current vehicles and future autonomous ones even smaller, despite the controversy.
The new Audi Prologue Piloted Driving Concept is using a hybridized powertrain, which is made out of a 4.0 liter TFSI V8 twin turbo engine, a 2.6 kWh lithium-ion battery and an 8-speed e-tiptronic transmission, with an integrated electric motor. The one-off model is capable of putting down 677 HP (505 kW) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in just 3.5 seconds. The average fuel consumption indicated is 7.9L / 100km (35.7 mpg UK / 29.8 mpg US and the CO2 emissions will stop at 185 g/km of CO2.