AUDI A8

GQ (Australia) - - MOTOR -

EX­PECTED DELIVERY: 2017 PRICE: EST. $200,000+ SPECS: TBA Audi has an­nounced it will sell the new A8, in coun­tries where reg­u­la­tors al­low it, with a ‘hands-off, eyes-off’ au­ton­o­mous driv­ing mode. What that means is at speeds of up to 65km/h you’ll be able to sit back and snooze, read a book or, most likely, play with your mo­bile phone, while the car does ev­ery­thing else. Audi has even said it will take le­gal re­spon­si­bil­ity for the safety of the driver, be­cause it ac­cepts its soft­ware will be re­spon­si­ble for ac­ci­dents in au­ton­o­mous mode. Audi Aus­tralia knows it’ll be a strug­gle to get lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to leg­is­late such a sys­tem, but says it’s keen to get a car here as soon as pos­si­ble to show state gov­ern­ments what the sys­tem is ca­pa­ble of.

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