If you needed physical proof that Audi is working on its own self-driving car, look no further than it`s Pilot Parking and Pilot Driving for AudiConnect vehicles. These two cars, which are built using production sensors, can easily park and drive themselves, respectively, without human interference. The fact that the vehicles’ sensors are pieces of production equipment means that the Project Parking and Project Driving vehicles don’t need those enormous sensors found on Google’s self-driving vehicle.
To demonstrate its autonomous technology, Audi brought its Pilot Parking vehicle to CES 2013, where we watched it drive out of a parking space at a nearby hotel parking garage, turn around a corner and back with no one behind the wheel.
The Pilot Parking feature is activated via Audi’s iOS app. Audi engineer Annie Lien demonstrated the vehicle for us by
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