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Ah, the A8, Audi’s flagship, AKA a car for the chauffeur driven. This is the problem, isn’t it? This is, claims Audi, the world’s first production car that has been developed for level 3 automated driving. That’s basically an ability to follow other cars on multi-lane roads and not bother the driver unless it needs to. And yet the reality is that the A8 is already, perfectly legally, a level 5 car. Because there’s someone up front doing it for you. You’re being facetious. Only slightly. Think about it. If you’re wealthy and want a suitably relaxing, imposing car, what do you buy? A Range Rover. Maybe a Porsche Cayenne or Bentley Bentayga or Audi Q7. But you don’t buy an A8, because if you’re driving, you’ll be mistaken for the chauffeur. Plus, who wants their kids to have the best seats in the house? Are you saying the A8 is irrelevant?