Audi has unveiled an updated version of their RS7 piloted driving concept from last year.

Audi has unveiled an updated version of their RS7 piloted driving concept from last year.

 

The original concept known as "Bobby" managed to hit a top speed of 240 km/h (149.1 mph) during a driverless lap at the Hockenheim track in Germany and now Audi has made some updates to the car and renamed it "Robby". The revised concept was tested at the Sonoma Raceway in California and managed to complete the 4.050-meter long lap on its own without any human assistance in 2:01.01.

 

Aside from receiving a new red & black livery, the updated RS7 piloted driving concept was put through a very strict diet as it's now about 400 kg (881.8 lbs) lighter than before, but unfortunately Audi doesn't say how they were able to remove so much bulk. We do know it's powered by the same 560 PS (412 kW) & 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter found in the production RS7 Sportback facelift.

 

Let's not forget Audi also created a driverless A7 Sportback known as "Jack" which was tested earlier this year from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas for CES 2015 and also on the German autobahn at speeds of up to 130 km/h (80.8 mph). Moreover, the autonomous A7 took journalists gathered at CES Asia for a quick ride on the crowded streets of Shanghai.

These three concepts are more than just for show as an evolution of the technology will be implemented in the next generation A8 due to come out late 2017 after being postponed to improve the autonomous driving system.

 

Be part of something big