Poor ol’ Tyrannosaurus Rex – the once fearsome dinosaur can’t seem to get a break from Internet jibes. With the help of the Audi A7 piloted driving concept, there’s some hope yet for those who can’t quite reach the steering wheel; the once-despondent creature has found a new lease of life!

There will be tangible benefits for the rest of us, even for the most competent of drivers. In its latest incarnation, “Jack”, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept is said to be able to driving more naturally compared to its forebears as it can adapt to situations and exhibit “social competence”.

Some of the manoeuvres learnt by “Jack” include putting more space between it and a lorry when overtaking, as well as signalling upcoming lane changes using the indicators and moving closer to the lane markings first, just like a human driver would.

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The car will also be able to judge whether to accelerate or brake when other vehicles are merging into a lane, and the navigation system can put together a route with the most autonomous driving sections in order to allow the driver to continue hands-free for more of the time.

The central driver assistance controller (zFAS), using state-of-the-art high-performance processes to evaluate signals from all sensors in real-time, creates a model of the car’s surroundings. A representation of the current traffic situation, the model allows the system to calculate upcoming manoeuvres in advance.

Car-to-X (vehicle to infrastructure) and car-to-car communication helps relay information between variable traffic signs and the car, as well as between itself and other vehicles to assist in the overall flow of traffic.

GALLERY: Audi A7 piloted driving concept