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Horseless to Humanless: The Electrification of Vehicle Technology (.PDF Download)


Although it was largely unnoticed by the public, 2017 marked the start of perhaps the biggest shift in day-to-day transportation since large-scale manufacturing of cars began in 1901. That was when Audi introduced the A8, which was claimed to be the first vehicle capable of SAE Level 3 autonomous operation. Why is this significant? During Level 3 operation, the driver can take their eyes off the road and let the vehicle drive itself. 

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