Recently, Audi announced the production of their first autonomous car – Audi A8. The car will be empowered by ‘Level 3’ self-driving technology, and it seems Nvidia is the powerhouse behind this technology.
A8 will include six Nvidia processors to enable this technology. The car will include features such as the virtual cockpit, tablets on the back of the seat, and other entertainment systems. Audi will use its MIB 2+ technology as a control hub for all the functions. It will feature the high-performance Nvidia K1 processor. The chip can generate 1920 x 720-pixel video, allowing the users to get a crystal clear vision of the road.
Level 3 technology is far more advanced than the Level 2 found in an assortment of self-driving cars including Tesla. The autopilot feature in Level 2 technology requires human assistance to resume control, which is elevated by this new version.
With A8 cars, drivers won’t have to pay much attention to safer roads, but the car must be driving slower than 37 MPH is not possible on motor ways. Users can sit back and enjoy the comfortable ride, and the system will alert when human control is required.
The zFAS technology that powers Audi’s self-driving feature captures the image of the surrounding by merging sensor data. It will also include a front camera, radar sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and a laser scanner. Audi claims to be the first company to manufacture an autonomous car with such high-tech features.
Besides that, Audi A8 will also include auto parking and remote garage parking features.