Infineon supplying chips for Audi A8, said to be ‘world’s first series production car with autonomous driving features’

Infineon Technologies is supplying computing technology for the Audi A8, which is claimed to be “the world’s first series production car with autonomous driving features”.

Infineon says it supplies key components for the Audi A8 which gives the car level 3 automated driving capabilities.

The ability of cars to self-drive is split into a number of different levels, as defined by the international engineers’ association, SAE.  Continue reading Infineon supplying chips for Audi A8, said to be ‘world’s first series production car with autonomous driving features’

Audi to showcase autonomous driving technology at Frankfurt motor show

Audi is to showcase its autonomous driving technology at the Frankfurt motor show, IAA 2017, staring later this week.

The auto giant says it has been making progress on many levels and is concentrating on providing level 3 automation as standard on its luxury A8 model.

Level 3 is what is called “conditional automation” on the SAE’s five levels of automation. It means the car can manage itself but can notify the human driver when they are required to intervene.  Continue reading Audi to showcase autonomous driving technology at Frankfurt motor show