Finally, after years of testing, months of teasers and days of eager anticipation, the all-new Audi A8 has officially premiered at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, Spain. The new Audi A8 will compete with the likes of BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
With rear wheel steering said to make the new A8 as agile and as nimble as a current A4, Audi is going all out to make its new limo as good to drive as it is to be driven in.
When it's launched on July 11, the new A8 will be far and away the most technologically advanced Audi model ever.
The introduction of the Audi AI traffic jam pilot means the statutory framework will need to be clarified in each individual market, along with the country-specific definition of the application and testing of the system.In addition, a range of approval procedures and their corresponding timescales will need to be observed worldwide. In 2018 the vehicle will be outfitted with automatic Parking, automatic Parking garage auto-pilot in traffic jams.
The system uses a combination of radar and ultrasonic sensors, as well as a front-facing camera and a laser scanner to monitor the car's surroundings during piloted driving.
The £70,000 luxury saloon is packed with gadgets and claims to be the first "Level 3" driverless vehicle.
The traffic jam pilot manages starting, accelerating, steering and braking.
Beyond its self-driving system the new A8 is packed with plenty of other futuristic technology, including an interior that relies heavily on touch-sensitive panels in place of traditional physical buttons. The system uses its own 48-volt electrical system to power actuators that can improve the car's comfort or sportiness depending on setting and road condition. As soon as the system reaches its limits requires the driver to immediately resume driving.
Underpinning the new A8 is a new aluminium structure that utilises the latest lightweight materials and construction methods to reduce the car's overall body-in-white weight.
The new Audi A8 is 5,172mm long, 1,945mm wide and 1,473mm tall - which makes it 37mm longer, 4mm narrower and 13mm taller than the outgoing model.
Audi's headlong push into Level 3 autonomy comes as many in the industry are fretting over "the handoff" - that moment when semi-autonomous systems turn driving back over to the human in the front seat. The rotary dial from the current auto has now gone and replacement with a large 10.1-inch touchscreen that Audi says blends nearly invisibly into the dash. The electric motor will be supplied juice from a lithium-ion battery pack that is expected to offer an all-electric range of around 50 km.
Audi says two eight-cylinder versions - a 4.0 TDI with 320 kW and a 4.0 TFSI with 338 kW will follow slightly later.
As well as the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display that we've become accustomed to in modern Audis, the new A8 also two more screens - a 10.1in screen for controlling infotainment functions, and a curved 8.6in screen for climate controls. The 6.0-litre W12 version (presumably using a Bentley engine) arrives later.
Then there's the optional "relaxation seat", which is at the rear on the passenger's side, and lets a passenger "warm and massage the soles of their feet". All of them will operate in conjunction with a belt alternator starter, which is the nerve centre of the 48V electrical system.
Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested for being drunk and disorderly
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SSP Chaman Sajid Khan Mohmand has been martyred in a suicide blast that allegedly targetted his vehicle on Bogra Road in Chaman. Police and law enforcement agencies have surrounded the area to trace the miscreants involved in the terrorist attack.
Mourners will gather at World Changers Church at 2417 Grand Concourse in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx. On Friday, Familia's oldest daughter, Genesis Villella, 20, released a statement , "She was incredibly amusing ".
Of course my team mate Geraint Thomas as well, he crashed out today with a broken collarbone, so I've got mixed feelings. Geraint Thomas was sitting in a Sky team auto , his shoulder wrapped in gauze, wondering if his 2017 season is cursed.
The prime minister has congratulated Iraqi armed forces on the victory against Daesh terrorists, the Rudaw news agency reported. But they have been losing ground over the past nine months, as government forces advance on their former Iraqi stronghold.
Wright has had box office troubles in the past - let us never forget the criminally underappreciated Scott Pilgrim vs. -D.C. It also co-stars Michael Keaton as the villain Vulture and Robert Downey Jr.as Spider-Man's mentor, Iron Man .
In a pulsating final set, which stretched to 95 minutes, Nadal saved two match points in the 10th game and two more in the 20th. He has won 30 sets of tennis across an unbeaten French Open and the first three rounds of Wimbledon and not dropped one.
China registered their anger over THAAD implementation as it would had led to a weakening of their own ballistic missile system . This could make it harder and more expensive for North Korea to continue their nuclear missile tests in the future.
Judge is hitting.331 with 65 RBIs and 104 strikeouts. "That's a pretty special name he passed", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. It took DiMaggio 128 games to reach 29 homers in his rookie season, but Judge eclipsed it in his 82nd game this year.
The big fish like United States of America and Mexico generally focus on one Gold Cup , the one the year after the World Cup . Yet, in perhaps a marked departure from past eras, head coach Bruce Arena didn't mince words or pretend all was copacetic.
Lowry's contract is a reported three-year, $100 million deal, and Ibaka's is for three years and worth $65 million. The Pistons acquired Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics for Marcus Morris and a 2019 second-round pick.
Djokovic complains of "hole" on Centre Court
Djokovic has been broken just twice this tournament and is winning no less than 42 percent of his return points. "I am, too. Their only previous match came during Wimbledon past year when Djokovic knocked out the Frenchman in straight sets.
Statewide average gas prices rise 13 cents
The average price is $2.03 across the commonwealth, though the average price in Hampton Roads is $2.01. The average price of gasoline in Rhode Island is 1 cent lower than it was at this time previous year .
Konta first British woman in last-eight for 33 years
Konta's strategy is clear, she's meant to hit the ball early and maintain the depth dictating the points and moving her opponent. Konta kept her error count down to just five in the first set and dominated the tie-break, after failing to serve out at 5-4.
Commuter complaints few as Penn Station repairs begin
Speaking Monday morning, MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said, so far, "everything has been on time" and "working according to plan". Rhonda Freeman of Brentwood, also on Long Island, said she left earlier than normal to get to work and was able to get a seat.
Multiple Wildfires Rage Across California
In Colorado, residents of almost 500 homes outside the ski town of Breckenridge were allowed to return home Friday night. A fast-moving California fire doubled in size overnight, as firefighters attempted to combat the blaze on Saturday.
U.S. will test THAAD system in Alaska
China and Russian Federation opposed THAAD's deployment in Korea, saying it would destabilize the power balance in the region. Some experts have said that the nuclear-capable missile North Korea just tested, the Hwasong-14, can reach Alaska.