The latest update to Audi’s A7 autonomous prototype car, named Jack, adds human-like functionality to make the car seem less robotic.
Audi implemented the new functions to give trucks and other large vehicles more room when passing them on the road, alongside moving closer to the edge of the lane before turning signals on to show it wants to switch lanes, a familiar trait of human drivers.
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The goal, according to Audi, is to make the autonomous car drive “more naturally” on the road