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The Next Audi A8 Will Drive by Itself

Jul 13, 2015 - 7:12 PM - by AutoGuide.com

Audi has been pioneering autonomous technology for years with numerous prototypes and now the German automaker has announced plans to launch its first self-driving car.

In a statement Audi has said it, “will be offering piloted driving for the first time in the upcoming generation of the Audi A8.”

Piloted Driving is Audi-speak for the German automaker’s suite of technologies that will control the vehicle in certain situations.

It’s not clear exactly how far the self-driving technology will have evolved once the next Audi A8 arrives (or even when the new A8 will arrive), but Audi is currently working on two key innovations.

The first is a parking pilot system that rivals BMW and Mercedes are already planing to offer, allowing the driver to park the vehicle from outside it, using either the key fob or a smartphone app. The second, and more exciting technology, has been dubbed “traffic jam pilot.”

For almost a decade now luxury automakers have offered radar based cruise control that can operate the vehicle in stop-and-go
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Top 10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Jun 18, 2015 - 7:04 AM - by AutoGuide.com

Father's day is almost here and there’s no reason to panic about what to get your dad, because we have an excellent collection of car related Father’s Day gift ideas all at various price points.
See the Top 10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas at AutoGuide.com.
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2015 Volkswagen Golf vs Toyota Corolla

Jun 02, 2015 - 1:11 PM - by AutoGuide.com

What we have here is the most sensible of Japanese compact cars up against an iconic hatchback from Germany. Well, a decade ago we wouldn’t fault you for thinking we’d gone off of our meds, but times have changed and so have these cars.

Although these two cars haven’t met in the middle, the gap is shrinking. Nevertheless, there does remain one giant chasm: vehicle sales. With just under 400,000 Toyota Corollas bought last year, it’s the best-selling compact car in America and outsold the Golf by nearly 10 to one. That raises an important question: should it have?
Check out our comparison between the 2015 Toyota Corolla vs Volkswagen Golf, and be sure to watch the video as well. Read more at AutoGuide.com

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