TAG: Audi

Autonomous Cars Take to Britain’s Streets

February 23, 2015By

Driverless cars are now traveling Britain’s public roads, according to a report in the Providence Journal. Four prototype self-driving cars took to the country’s highways, launching Britain’s first public trials. Still, with regulatory and legal hurdles, officials said fully driverless cars are unlikely to be used on British roads until 2030. Four types of autonomous vehicles are being tested, including a shuttle that... read more

Automakers No Longer the Neanderthals of Tech

January 21, 2015By
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In the wake of CES and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s clear that times are a-changing. Self-driving concept cars filled three football-field-sized areas to show off what lies ahead. Verizon and Ford did a cosmic switcheroo, with Verizon morphing into the auto space and Ford starting a transformation into a mobility company. Automated reality/augmented reality isn’t... read more

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Audi Self-Driving Car Traveling 500 Miles to CES

January 5, 2015By
Start of the 550 mile piloted drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas: Ricky Hudi, Executive Vice President Electric/Electronic Development, (left) and Ewald Gössmann, Excecutive Director Electronic Research Lab California (ERL), (third from right) drop the flag for the Audi A7 piloted driving concept car.

An autonomous Audi A7 is driving itself to Las Vegas for this week’s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. The Audi is making the 550-mile trip as journalists sit behind the wheel for 100-mile stretches with an Audi official in the passenger’s seat. Audi previously sent a self-driving prototype up Pikes Peak in Colorado, which was featured as the August 2010 cover story in GPS World magazine. The... read more

2014: Big Move to Retail Indoor Location Market

December 18, 2014By

This year was filled with hope and some success for the location industry. In what was probably the biggest deal, Qualcomm bought United Kingdom-based CSR for $2.5 billion — at the same time, spinning off its own location beacon company, Gimbal. While the connected car continued to get a lot of press at the biggest trade shows, indoor location technology... read more

Audi Adds INRIX Park Service Globally

June 13, 2013By

Drivers looking for parking account for up to a third of all traffic in major cities, according to INRIX, a provider of traffic information, directions, driver services, apps, and tools to car makers and other businesses. The company’s proudct Park Service provides drivers with continuously updated pricing, hours, and availability information for participating off-street parking locations in North America and... read more

New Dawn for Driver Nav: GPS World Takes a Spin in the Audi A8L

August 1, 2011By
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While most automobile magazines do a great job of reviewing the performance of automobiles and trucks, they do not adequately address the vehicles’ GPS or positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities, sensors, or electronics suites. Nor do they endeavor to fully grasp how these sensor suites, many enabled by GPS and other PNT devices, add to their safety, peace of mind, and overall situational awareness. My pick of the best automobile currently on the market for driver situational awareness is the 2011 Audi A8. read more

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Handling at the Limits: Robotic Racer Offers Help for Ordinary Drivers

August 1, 2010By
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Learning how to control a car as a race driver does, at its very limits of handling, can ultimately assist ordinary drivers who enter a turn too quickly or are driving on a wet road and don’t realize when they need to brake. DGPS and inertial sensors drive feedback and feedforward speed controllers on a twisting test track to the top of Pikes Peak. read more