The boss of the Audi Sport department has indicated that he needs autonomous automobiles and that the emblem is operating on them, but he says there should be a capability to modify the generation off.
Speaking solely with CarAdvice on the 2017 Frankfurt motor display, Audi game boss Stephan Winkelmann mentioned that autonomy is at the horizon for the emblem.
“When we speak about this, it’s about assisted driving, which is helping you with traffic flow and all of this that is reducing your stress levels while driving the vehicle,” Winkelmann mentioned.
“There are two things I am looking into, one for me is paramount that it can be switched off, the assisted driving, and that it’s still about having the hands on the wheel.”
Winkelmann’s option to this generation is to make sure the driving force at all times has the way to disable autonomous generation and help options to profit from the automobile and its efficiency.
We know that the Audi game vary will increase from 11 fashions to 16 by way of 2020, with a complete electrical car dedicated to the Audi Sport vary from 2020.
On the subject of a hypercar for Audi to practice within the footsteps of Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz, Winkelmann mentioned that the remainder of the pipeline will take precedent over a loopy hypercar.
“The R8 is our halo car. Our top car for the Audi sport range. Yesterday we launched the RWS series and now we are enlarging the product portfolio from 11 models to 16 by 2020. We will have an electric car in 2020 or 2021.”
“And yes, once you are at the peak and have some spare head, then you can rethink again about what is going to happen. We are already thinking about a new halo car, it could be an R8 replacement, or it could be a limited car, in very limited numbers like a one off. But the first step is enlarging the product portfolio” Winkelmann mentioned.
It’s fascinating occasions at Audi Sport with rumours that Winkelmann is set to leave to take the reigns of hypercar producer Bugatti, rumours which he refused to verify.
Do you assume that there’s any want for autonomous car generation within the Audi game vary?
Audi Sport autonomous vehicles coming, but there’s a catch