Autonomous off road driving with Audi AI TRAIL Quattro
The Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the biggest and best there is with brands flexing their muscles to outdo one another. This year’s show was no exception and Audi took full responsibility to impress everyone present. From the launch of its sporty RS7 to the launch of its stunning Q3 Sportback, the German brand went all out to showcase how far it’s come over the years and where it’s headed in the future.
The Audi AI TRAIL QUATTRO is an electric off-roader and one that combines automated driving with exceptional off-road capability. The glass surrounding the cabin extends all the way to ground, providing unrivaled all-round visibility, while the “Trail” part of its name evokes the idea of exploring nature.
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Marc Lichte, Audi’s Head of Design, describes the AI:TRAIL as: “With the AI:TRAIL, we are showing an off-road concept with an emissions-free electric drive for an innovative driving experience away from paved roads. Consistent with this, we designed a monolithic basic vehicle body with maximum glazing to create an intense connection to the surroundings. A concept for sustainable mobility on demand.”
Finally, with the AI:TRAIL, Audi is now opening up the potential applications for its visionary vehicles to include off-road terrain. The car is equipped with four electric motors, systems for assisted and automated driving and—typically for Audi—quattro permanent all-wheel drive.