2017 Audi A8 to feature fully autonomous tech

The next generation Audi A8 is set to be the first fully autonomous car when it goes on sale in 2017 – and the technology will filter down into the new A7, A6 and Q8 as they are subsequently launched. The fully autonomous function, reported to be called Traffic Jam Assist, will operate up to 60kph (about 37mph) in congested motorway traffic and – unlike any system currently available – fully control the car without any input or monitoring from the driver. A separate Park Assist function will also be available, and will park the car automatically with the driver outside of the car, controlling it via an app on their smartphone. Audi is believed to have taken the decision that it is willing to take liability for any incidentsā€¦

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