Audi have opened their new Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office in San Jose, California, to create ADAS specifically for the North American markets. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, A2D2 will have the flexibility to quickly develop new software and to collaborate with nearby startups for production-intent applications.
While Audi maintain R&D offices in various locations throughout the U.S., A2D2 is the first office dedicated to developing ADAS hardware and software specifically for North American roads and driving behaviours.
To start, they’ve outfitted several Audi Q7 development vehicles with roof-mounted sensor kits to collect data and help software engineers develop ways to enhance the driving experience in an Audi. The A2D2 development vehicles are wrapped in a QR code that links to a webpage with the latest Audi automated driving breakthroughs and developments. Designers working in the Audi Design Loft in Malibu, California, created the unique graphics and logo specifically for A2D2.
Audi are focused on the further development of automated driving