We have seen the future of off-road vehicles, and it’s the four-seater Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, which aims to combine the capacity for automated driving with superb rugged terrain capabilities. For maximum visibility, the glass surrounding the cabin extends all the way to ground level, wrapping around the front of the vehicle like the cockpit of a helicopte, while its ample battery capacity ensures sufficient range even away from charging stations. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Audi AI:TRAIL’s chassis is made from high-tech steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, thus enabling it to weigh just 3,858-pounds, despite its high-capacity battery. Its massive 22-inch wheels with 33.5-inch tires give it excellent off-road capabilities even when standing still. Its ground clearance of 13.4-inches means that it can also ford through water more than 1.6-feet deep.
What really sets this vehicle apart, technology wise, is the ability to attach your smartphone to the steering column to use as a display and control center for vehicle functions as well as navigation. Oh, did we mention that it has Level 4 autonomy? That’s right, it’s the second-highest level on a standardized international scale for increasing automation. This means it does not require any assistance on the part of the driver.