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Audi’s R8 E-Tron is a Concept to Watch

Audi have been showing off their own autonomous vehicles for a short while now, and the latest to get some press is the Audi R8 E-Tron Concept, which was revealed at CES 2015.

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Audi R8 E-Tron Performance Figures

The R8 E-Tron has 456bhp and 920Nm of torque meaning that the car can reach 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds.

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E-Tron Updates

Updates for the E-Tron include multi-material Space Frame chassis, a carbon fibre reinforced polymer rear car body, E-Tron specific exterior lighting and lastly the Audi lithium-ion battery that can be charged in less than two hours, so we hear.

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Central Driver Assistance Control Unit

So the really impressive stuff comes when we look at replacing the driver with a central driver assistance control unit (zFAS). The high tech system receives all kinds of information from a range of cameras, sensors and scanners all around the car. With this information the zFAS is able to drive the car autonomously – incredible.

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Not only is the car one of the most interesting concepts to follow, but as it is based on the R8 it is still a great looking car. I’m excited to see where this concept goes in the future.

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