Head Of Self-Driving Cars at Audi Leaves Company

Audi’s Senior Vice President of Automated Driving has left the company. Alejandro Vukotich had been the head of Audi’s autonomous efforts since January 2017. While he led Audi’s research into advanced driver assist systems [ADAS], Vukotich is best known for his role in developing Audi’s new A8, a model the company claims is the first production car to offer Level 3 automated driving capabilities. The A8 is the first series model to offer a lidar scanner. Vukotich and his team had worked to develop a comprehensive sensor and processor network involving no fewer than 23 pieces of hardware. It is not known at this time who will succeed Vukotich.

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