- Electric transporters are apparently intended for shuttle services from 2025
- Picture gallery: VW I.D. Buzz (Pebble Beach)
Electric transporters are apparently intended for shuttle services from 2025
The new ID. BUZZ will be the first vehicle in the VW group to also drive autonomously, starting in 2025. This has now been announced by VW Commercial Vehicles. Why the ID.Buzz? This is due to the planned use for shuttle services similar to those of Moia.
"With the approval of the Supervisory Board for our development program, we are now setting the course for the future of mobility. Autonomous, electric driving will make an important contribution to mobility and traffic safety in cities. Our vehicles are the logical first place to use such systems ", said VW commercial vehicle boss Carsten Intra, after the supervisory board meeting of the group on February 26th.
According to VW, the "introduction of autonomous systems for traffic use in 2025" is planned. Christian Senger, Head of Autonomous Driving: "This year we are starting field trials in Germany for the first time, in which the self-driving system from Argo AI will be used in a version of the future ID.Buzz from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The aim is to develop a ride -Hailing and pooling concept, similar to what Moia is offering today. In the middle of this decade, our customers will then be able to have autonomous vehicles take them to their respective destination in selected cities. "
In the course of their cooperation, Ford and VW commercial vehicles have an equal share in software platforms for autonomous driving specialized company Argo AI invested. The goal is to develop autonomous systems. In addition to the initial investment of one billion US dollars, Volkswagen also contributed its subsidiary AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) to Argo AI. Now the VW Group's supervisory board has released the funds until 2025.
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VW Nutzfahrzeuge (VWN) is responsible within the group for the development of completely autonomous systems and their commercial use in urban areas. VWN wants to develop and build corresponding special purpose vehicles (SPV) such as robo-taxis and robo-transporters. The self-driving system (SDS) from Argo will be used in these vehicles. First of all, this should apparently happen in the series version of the ID.Buzz, which is to be presented in 2022.
In addition to the investments in Argo AI, the group is investing in projects of the Car.Software organization. There, in parallel and independently of Argo AI, assisted and automated driving functions up to level 4 are being developed for all group brands.
Picture gallery: VW I.D. Buzz (Pebble Beach)
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