Benz, Audi unveil autopilot concept cars at CES Asia 2015

27 May

CES Asia 2015 opened in Shanghai on May 25. The exhibition focuses on connectivity, innovation and the Internet of Things and attracts many vendors from areas outside of consumer electronics. Automobile makers including Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Ford unveiled the latest Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and autopilot technology, almost turning the CES into an automobile exhibition.

At a premier event on May 24, Audi unveiled its Q7 and TT Coupe cars. Audi also debuted its R8 E-Tron Piloted Driving technical concept car, which has two electric motors with 170kW of power each. The car can sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and has a driving range of 450 kilometers per charge. The car is equipped with Audi’s latest autopilot technology, including laser scanners, multiple cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar sensors to collect data and transmit it to the central driver assistance control unit.

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Also at the CES, Benz introduced the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car. Benz’s autopilot system can provide protection for passengers and pedestrians and its collision-prevention system and safety distance control system have been applied to its S- and E-class models. The F 015 showcases the direction of the future development of the brand’s autopilot technology. The car has a 360-degree viewing angle, ultrasonic sensors, radar sensors and high-precision GPS. The “Extended Sense” system can quickly interpret situations under extreme conditions and help avoid accidents. After getting off the vehicle, the uses can send the car to a parking space or have it guide itself out of the space via an app on a smartphone.

In the next few days, Ford and Volkswagen are also scheduled to present their latest IoV technology at the exhibition.

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