First Look: Audi takes giant leap toward full automation with all-new 2018 A8, artificial intelligence …

Audi’s all-new flagship sedan, the 2018 A8, sets not only a new standard for the brand’s design language and comfort capabilities but also, possibly, the bar for technological acumen in the luxury car segment.With a new artificial intelligence system, the German automaker claims its new sedan can drive itself completely autonomously while in traffic jams at speeds of up to 37 mph, meaning the driver can take his or her hands off the steering wheel, eyes off the road and focus their attention on reading, working or even watching an onboard television. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. ‘LIKE’ US HERE. Using six cameras, five radars, a dozen ultrasonic sensors and a front-mounted laser scanner, the fourth-generation A8 can map its surroundings and even park itself while its owner watches a surround-view display from a smartphone. 10 photos view gallery First Pictures: 2018 Audi A8 Recognizing that the availability of traffic jam pilot will be subject to local laws and regulations, Audi has some wiggle room with its claims. Yet, nonetheless, claiming full autonomy is a bold statement and one that, if proven accurate, will establish Audi as a leader in the race for self-driving supremacy. Audi has been creeping…


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