Audi introduced the SUV without headlights. Flying drones illuminate his path.

Right now in the German city of Frankfurtheld a major auto show, at which car manufacturers show the public new models of electric cars and hybrid cars. Of course, the German company Audi, which loves to experiment and has recently invented a hybrid of a scooter and a skateboard, is gradually telling about its fresh ideas. During the exhibition, she decided to talk about a conceptual SUV called AI: Trail, intended for trips to nature. It is completely devoid of headlights - instead, the car’s path is illuminated by drones flying in front of it with powerful flashlights.

AI car: Trail with flying drones instead of headlights

We have no idea what kind of peopleinvented this car, but they are clearly science fiction fans. The SUV is not like any of the cars existing today, because it has an extremely futuristic appearance. Its aluminum case is made in the form of a capsule with doors swinging open in different directions. Inside, there is nothing superfluous - just seats, a steering wheel in the form of a steering wheel and a stand for a smartphone, with which, apparently, you can configure the car.

Audi car interior

New Audi SUV

The most interesting feature, of course,is the complete absence of headlights. Instead, the company suggests using two flying drones that hover in front of the car and illuminate its path. This is a very effective approach for an SUV, which, thanks to its huge, widely spaced 22-inch wheels, is able to overcome water obstacles with a depth of more than 1.5 meters. If he had the usual headlights, the light would often be blocked by splashes of water, and thanks to the drones, the driver will always see the illuminated path.

The Audi car has no headlights, but there are drones with flashlights

What does an SUV of the future look like?

Now it’s worth talking about numbers. Despite the fact that at the moment the car AI: Trail exists only in the form of a concept, the company shared the dimensions of its body. The length of the futuristic SUV is 4.15 meters, the width is 2.15 meters, and the height reaches 1.67 meters. And all this with a mass of 1.75 tons.

Instead of steering the Audi AI: Trail is equipped with a helm

The car is completely electric, andelectric motors are installed on each wheel. One charge, according to the creators, should be enough to overcome 500 kilometers of asphalt road and 250 kilometers of rough terrain with water barriers and piles of stones. The company clearly positions the car as a means of transportation through forests and mountains - this can be seen not only in its design, but also in its configuration.

By the way, the Monarch car is being developed in Russia, which charges in 3 minutes

If an Audi SUV ever comes out insale, buyers will receive along with it a flickering lantern like a bonfire and even binoculars. The rear seats of the car can be removed to increase the space for luggage or to use them as a bed while traveling.

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In general, Audi is very fond of getting rid ofhabitual elements of cars and replace them with something unusual and high-tech. For example, in 2018, she introduced a car without rear-view mirrors. Instead, she suggested installing several cameras on the back, which transmit the image to the screens on the front doors. It sounds interesting, but do you think it is convenient? Write your opinion in our Telegram chat.