Audi has showcased the RS7 piloted driving concept last weekend during the DTM season finale, following an announcement made a few days ago.

Audi has showcased the RS7 piloted driving concept last weekend during the DTM season finale, following an announcement made a few days ago.

Sooner or later we will all be passengers in our own cars and Audi is providing a taste of what's to come with the RS7 piloted driving concept which managed to lap the Hockenheim without a driver. It did it at "racing speed" and managed to complete the lap in a little over two minutes, with orientation on track provided by specially corrected GPS signals transmitted to the car through a WiFi connection.

The RS7 piloted driving concept also had 3D cameras filming the circuit and working with an on-board computer program which compared the image information provided by the camera with a pre-loaded data set.

Audi says this latest test is just an episode of a series of successful developments that started ten years ago and for this project they are working together with Stanford University and Electronics Research Laboratory.

Audi RS7 piloted driving concept demonstrated at Hockenheim [video]