A Driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback To Take A Lap On the Hockenheim Race Track


October 9, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 5, 2015

At the limit: Audi shows the world’s sportiest piloted driving car

  • Audi to demonstrate piloted driving potential at DTM finale
  • Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car at the Hockenheimring race track

AAudi takes the world’s sportiest piloted driving car to the starting line: A driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback* will take a lap on the Hockenheim race track on Sunday, October 19, in the season finale of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM).

The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car will handle the Hockenheim track at racing speed. With the latest Audi developments on board, the technology demonstrator will drive to its physical limits with millimeter precision. In the process, it will be approximately as fast as with a professional race car driver at the wheel. Tests conducted so far indicate that on the grand prix track a lap time of just over two minutes can be expected, and that the technology demonstrator should reach speeds of up to 240 km/h (149.1 mph). With the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car, Audi wants to show the great potential of piloted driving, which the premium carmaker has lined up for the future.

Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi RS 7 Sportback:

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.5** (24.8 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 221** (355.7 g/mi)

**The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.