Thursday 7 January 2016

Audi e-tron set for 2018 production

The Audi e-tron quattro concept, launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is an all electrically-powered sport SUV set for 2018.

Three electric motors with a total output of up to 370 kW enable a quattro drive system and electric torque vectoring to achieve a high level of dynamic performance and stability.

The 95 kWh battery, located between the axles and ideally-positioned in terms of the centre of gravity, enables a range of over 310 miles.

The Audi e-tron quattro concept car is a preview of a future production model that Audi says “will arrive on the market in 2018”.

The concept has piloted driving technologies on board, which Audi will be launching into production in the near future. They include piloted driving in traffic jams and piloted parking. These services offer the potential for greater safety, time savings, efficiency, comfort and convenience.

The core component of future systems will be the central driver assistance controller, known as the zFAS. Information is continually acquired from all of the car’s sensors and processed in this compact module. They include signals from the 3D cameras, the laser scanner and radar and ultrasonic sensors.

The zFAS computing power gives the system the ability to continually compare the data of vehicle sensors to the environmental model of the road.

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