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Audi CEO: Level five autonomy possible in 'a few years', but many hurdles remain

Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says he expects level five self-driving cars to be technologically feasible in the next few years, but many roadblocks remain. Speaking to CarAdvice and members of the international press at the Audi A7 launch, Stadler said level five autonomous driving systems would be ready "technology wise ... in the next few years"...

2018 Audi A8: Australian details

The 2018 Audi A8 will begin filtering into Australian showrooms and garages from the middle of 2018, and the company has announced some preliminary details about local specifications. Australian drivetrain options for this new fifth-generation A8 have yet to be locked in and confirmed, but Shaun Cleary, head of corporate communications for Audi Australia, says the two most likely engines to be offered will be the 3...

Audi confirms R8 RWD, RS4 Avant, autonomous concepts for Frankfurt motor show

Audi has teased a number of new vehicles it plans to reveal at the Frankfurt motor show this week, including a pair of autonomous concepts, a rear-wheel drive version of its R8 supercar and the new-generation RS4 Avant...

Audi to take full responsibility in event of autonomous vehicle crash

Audi has taken out the gong with the world's first level 3 autonomous vehicle, but the best news for consumers is that the manufacturer has confirmed it will take full responsibility in the event of an accident. The all-new Audi A8 debuts an autonomous driving technology designed to work in traffic jams...

Audi refuses to use customers as test subjects for autonomous vehicle tech

Audi used an event in Germany earlier this week to reveal the world's first level 3 autonomous vehicle in the all-new Audi A8, confirming that its technology is tested and it won't be using customers as a test bed. The all-new Audi A8 is capable of driving itself as a level 3 autonomous vehicle in traffic jams, where the driver is able - technically, but not yet legally - to take their eyes off the road and focus on another task...

2018 Audi A8: We've driven the world's first Level 3 autonomous vehicle

The modern day equivalent of the race to the moon is the race to full autonomy in cars - and Audi has landed the first blow. The company has showcased a world-first for production cars, with level 3 autonomous driving technology available in the all-new 2018 Audi A8. Debuting in the Audi A8, the vehicle will launch with a new feature called Traffic Jam Pilot...

New Audi A8: The good and the bad

The new-generation 2018 Audi A8 limousine — its answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series — doubles as a technology figurehead for the brand, and its comfort-focused flagship. There’s a lot that’s new, very little that isn’t, and even aspects that change the game completely...

2018 Audi A8 revealed, in Australia from mid-year

The new-generation, 2018 Audi A8 flagship limousine made its world premiere today at the first Audi Summit, a grandiose motor show for one brand held in Barcelona. Audi's new S-Class and 7 Series competitor is a clean-sheet redesign, with a new platform and new interior. It'll also pioneer road-going level three automated driving from 2018...

2018 Audi A8's side revealed

The side view of the new Audi A8 has been revealed ahead of the luxury sedan's full unveiling in Barcelona on July 11, European time. The German luxury car maker has released a silhouette view of the fourth-generation sedan, which we have tweaked slightly to bring out more of the car's details...

2018 Audi A8 interior and exterior teased in video

The exterior and interior of the new Audi A8 has been partially revealed in a new teaser video. The video (above) highlights the flagship sedan's automated remote parking feature, and gives us a glimpse of the A8's tail-light design, side detailing, nose, and parts of the interior...

Audi diesels in EU recalled over new defeat device; Porsche under investigation

Around 24,000 diesel-powered Audi A7 and Audi A8 models will be recalled in Europe for a newly discovered alleged emissions testing defeat device. Last week, Audi confirmed it will began recalling these vehicles in July. Affected vehicles are 2010 to 2013 model year A7 and A8 models fitted with the brand's V6 and V8 TDI engines...