Piloted Audi A8 provided VIP transport for actor Daniel Brühl at Berlinale Film Festival as a completely driverless version of the luxury saloon has whisked movie star Daniel Brühl to the gala event, posting another milestone on the path to Audi piloted driving in the process.

Dispensing with a ‘conventional’ driver, the twelve-cylinder, long-wheelbase A8 L W12 picked up the internationally renowned actor and his girlfriend Felicitas Rombold from their hotel in Berlin and drove them directly to the Berlinale Palast. It travelled in a suitably smooth and stately fashion by registering prominent architectural features along the driving route, comparing this logging with precise mapping and synchronising the information with data from its own calculation of its movements.

Welcome to the future.