The Audi Prologue piloted driving concept has received its world premiere at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As suggested by the name, it’s an update to the original Prologue concept and has now received an autonomous driving system. On-board there are several video cameras, a laser scanner, ultrasound sensors and radar sensors which have all been installed out of the driver’s sight to provide an accurate image of what’s going on around the vehicle. All the data gathered by the equipment is sent to a central driver assistance controller which grants the car with autonomous driving capabilities.
As far as power is concerned, the Audi Prologue piloted driving concept has a V8 TFSI twin-turbo 4.0-liter gasoline engine coupled to an eight-speed e-tiptronic gearbox housing an electric motor. This hardware arrangement has allowed the concept to develop a maximum output of 677 HP (505 kW) and a peak torque of 701 lb-ft (950 Nm). Also part of the hardware package is a lithium-ion battery pack that has a capacity of 2.6 kWh.
In terms of performance, the concept can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 3.5 seconds and provides a more than decent fuel consumption of 7.9 liters / 100 km with 185 g/km of CO2 emissions.