In recent years, Audi has easily established itself as one of the leading automotive brands working toward an autonomous future. However, the upcoming release of the 2019 A8 may just tip the scale for Audi and push the automaker to the head of the pack.
Two years doesn’t seem like a long time. However, in that period since Cadillac was forced to push back the release of its Super Cruise system, the automotive market has been flooded with driver assistance features and semi-autonomous systems that have all but made the hype around it dwindle. Even after a tragedy and major lawsuit stemming from the misinterpretation of its name, Tesla’s Autopilot still reigns supreme, as improvements to the software continue to be made, giving its fanboys plenty to smile about.
Mazda’s innovative rotary engine is on course for a comeback according to the automaker’s powertrain boss Mitsuo Hitomi. In a recent interview with , Hitomi revealed that the Wankel will most likely play a major role in the development of an EV offering that the brand hopes will hit showrooms by 2019.