Enhanced comfort, more safety: The driver assistance systems* in the new Audi A8 are more progressive than ever. They make the driver’s life easier and can help prevent accidents.
Hermann J. Müller (copy) & Robert Grischek, Stocksy (photo)
Central driver assistance controller
Driver assistance systems are based on continuous and, in key areas, redundant monitoring of the vehicle surroundings. Delivering that takes a huge set of sensors comprising radar and ultrasonic sensors, cameras and—for the first time in the new Audi A8—a laser scanner. Compiled in the central driver assistance controller (zFAS) to create a comprehensive model of the surroundings, all the sensor data are made available to a wealth of driver assistance functions. About the size of a tablet, the zFAS, now celebrating its debut in the A8, is a high-tech data cruncher. It integrates high-performance computers, including the Nvidia Tegra K1 as well as the EyeQ3 made by Mobileye, one of the world’s leading providers of image processing algorithms for automotive applications.
* Assistance systems can only support the driver within the specified system limits. The responsibility for remaining sufficiently alert and performing driving tasks always rests with the driver.