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All cool but it's still an Audi...

Stick it in a series III landrover and I'll be one happy fellow thumb.gif (Although letting one of these drive round a 2.5 ton pile of metal is a little scary.)

Not too sure what this means seeing as Audi make some of the best vehicles these days :/
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post #32 of 101
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Not too sure what this means seeing as Audi make some of the best vehicles these days :/

I can attest to this.

Looks like I bought my A7 a little too early. Well.. I guess this probably isn't coming for at least 3-4 years.
    
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Not too sure what this means seeing as Audi make some of the best vehicles these days :/

Audis are just cheaper BMWs. But anyways there is nothing stress free about having your $100,000 car drive off on its own in a busy carpark with the hope it'll return in the same condition it left. They would have to put a serious amount of R&D into this before releasing it. Would get sued a lot for having cars in accidents if it wasn't perfect.

Regardless if it worked 100% every time I would not use it.
    
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post #34 of 101
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Not too sure what this means seeing as Audi make some of the best vehicles these days :/

Find me a decent off roading audi and you can have an e-cookie.
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Audis are just cheaper BMWs. But anyways there is nothing stress free about having your $100,000 car drive off on its own in a busy carpark with the hope it'll return in the same condition it left. They would have to put a serious amount of R&D into this before releasing it. Would get sued a lot for having cars in accidents if it wasn't perfect.

Regardless if it worked 100% every time I would not use it.

An A7 has a base price of $60k honey. And I think the max configuration is still only ~$85k.

Now a Bentley... maybe. Audi isn't going to release a car that gets hit by ertards that can't drive. That said, they should add a camera to take a 360º picture any time it detects a sudden bump, so it gets the license plate of some little punk kid that thinks it's funny to ram his dad's 1893 Ford F150 into a car with no driver.
    
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post #36 of 101
It would only work if the parking was human free. What would happen if the card find a spot? Drive all day and you go back find the car with no fuel biggrin.gif. Also some many parked cars are not parked properly.
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why does this look fake wth.gif?
    
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post #38 of 101
I personally can't wait for this tech to become mainstream. Too bad by the time it is getting hammered at the bar and having my car drive me home wont be cool anymore.... mad.gif

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I think it's appropriate to mention that the system works by electronically and wirelessly communicating with a computer in the parking garage so that a space is reserved for the car. The parking garage computer, which is linked to ultrasonic sensors throughout the garage, helps guide the car into the correct position. The car itself is not driving completely automonously; it's being assisted.

So while that eliminates most of the worries, it likely also means that very few parking garages will have this technology implemented, and, those that do will most likely be restricted to self-parking cars.

I was gonna say what if the car parks in a handicap stall and the driver isn't handicapped?
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I am and always will be against remote controlled cars and excessive electronic systems..

If you want to tell your car to go park itself that's fine, but give the command on your car's console.. Remote control sucks for various reasons, specially from a phone..


EDIT: BMW 4eva biggrin.gif
Edited by kpriess - 1/13/13 at 5:35pm
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