Artificial intelligence takes charge in the Audi Aicon #factsSEPT. 12, 2017. Audi introduced its Aicon (Artificial Intelligence Concept) in #frankfurttoday, showcasing its rosy-day, futuristic #autonomous #drivingtechnology at the 2017 #InternationalMotorShow We’re not talking about the latest stuff that you can jam into the sensors on current vehicles. The #audiaiconenvisions what #cars can be in the distant future when all #vehicles on the road are #autonomous, and there is no such thing as human error.
There must be a lot to show off, because the Aicon is absolutely massive. At almost 18 feet long, it is a foot longer than the #AudiA8 #sedan. It’s also almost 7 feet in width, wider than a #chevrolet #Suburban
A study in high design, the car’s curved glass creates a naturally illuminated fishbowl of a #passenger compartment, highlighted by the lack of center roof pillars, and the glass darkens if you want it to. Despite its extroverted sculpturing and creases, the most distinctive feature of the Aicon is the set of 26-inch #wheelsupon which it rides, pushed out as far as possible to the corners of the car. It’s less of an #automobile and more of a Danish child’s toy.
In the future, the need for headlamps will be eliminated, as radar will detect any #pedestrians or obstacles and scoot the Aicon out of their way. In their place, a digital display can be customized to put on a show for onlookers, or to show an angry face (yes, Disney “Cars”-style) or display “eyes” that follow people around (yes, Disney Haunted Mansion style). Should it be dark when you exit the vehicle, a mini drone will follow you with a flashlight guiding your path.
Step inside the #carvia suicide doors, and settle in to what back in olden times was known as the driver’s seat. After all, you are not driving the Aicon, the #Aicon is. There is no steering wheel, no dashboard, and no pedals. Rather, there’s a large shelf and a wrap-around display screen below the windshield. As you enter, your key will tell the car to set the interior lighting, audio system and climate control to your chosen settings. #VEHICLENINFO #ninfonetwork #AUDI #lamborghini #porsche #autoweek #BUZZFEED #huffpost