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Audi TTS Drives itself at SEMA 2010

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by , 11-05-2010 at 03:37 PM (4501 Views)

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On-Air Personality: Sean Clark Videographer: Mike Palotas

Audi has come up with a really neat concept car that autonomously drives itself on intermediate road courses. The car has 5 antennas, 1 of which is for radio remote control, 2 for ground based GPS and 2 for satellite GPS. The ground GPS helps the car stay within mere centimeters of its path.

Currently the car uses a pre-programmed path, and it needs the ground based GPS system. But they are working on a way so that the path isn't needed and it can make its own intelligent choices.

There are 2 computers driving this thing, both core 2 duo machines. One is handling sensor data and the other is controlling the car.

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Updated 10-09-2011 at 07:04 PM by Jensen2000

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Is Stephen Jensen a new guy?

Anyways I will say again, it looks like someone smushed an ipad into there. It doesnt look like it should be there. Looks like the shifter will smash into very easily.

i will say, what they did with the HVAC controls was very well done.

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Stephen Jenesen from mp3Car talks with Theresa from L&G. They have modified a 2011 Ford Fiesta to create what they call the "digial fiesta". It is an incorporation of a glossy red, circuit board-esque paint job along with some special hardware.

This hardware happens to be an iPad, built right into the dash. In order to make room for this they have moved the HVAC up onto the ceiling.

The goal of this car is bring the social media aspect of life into the vehicle.