Move over Google. Audi's "self-piloting" car
is the first licensed automaker to test autonomous vehicles in Nevada, and company executives were busy showing off its coupes weaving through traffic and parking themselves without human intervention. Interestingly, Audi also built a dramatically smaller LIDAR, the rotating laser "eyes" of the car, which it intends to build into the front grille. The next steps? Removing a trunkful of computer hardware and integrating it into the existing electronics, while lobbying more state governments to allow autonomous vehicles.