- Audi will be the first to test a highly automated car on Tampa’s Selmon Expressway, which is newly designated as a technology test bed
- Monday, July 28 press conference will highlight the Sunshine State’s progressive approach to laws aimed at spurring automated driving
- Florida Gov.
Rick Scott will experience the Audi system that handles driving tasks up to 40 mph in freeway traffic jams
TAMPA, Fla., July 25, 2014 – Audi will be the first automated driving pioneer to test its technology on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, which was recently designated as an automated driving and connected car test bed.
Audi will be demonstrating its highly automated Piloted driving technology in an Audi A7 equipped to handle driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph.
Audi believes this initial version of Piloted driving – called Traffic Jam Pilot – could be available to consumers within five years. The ability to conduct research in the real-world conditions offered by Florida and the Expressway Authority is crucial to pre-production development.