Audi has big plans for their Traffic Jam Pilot semi-autonomous driving system but the technology suffered an embarrassing setback with Florida's Governor Rick Scott behind the wheel.

Audi has big plans for their Traffic Jam Pilot semi-autonomous driving system but the technology suffered an embarrassing setback with Florida's Governor Rick Scott behind the wheel.

During a demonstration on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, an A7 prototype was forced to stop twice due to problems with a sensor. However, the car was eventually fixed and the governor got a brief glimpse at our semi-autonomous future.

Despite the setbacks, Scott was impressed as the told the Tampa Bay Tribune “It was a great ride. It starts and stops on its own." He also remarked "The distance between vehicles is tied to how fast you are going.”

In a statement to Jalopnik, Audi USA Corporate Communications Manager Bradley Stertz said "Infrequently the engineers need to reboot a monitor that tells them what the sensors are seeing as it is driving. As a precaution on the drive they stopped twice to reboot the monitors." He went on to say the engineers "believe the problem was the communications from the sensors to the monitor, nothing more dire than that."

Note: Video shows a working A6 prototype from last year

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