After the announcement occurred in recent weeks by Volkswagen of the start of the first robot car tests in the US, on the streets of Austin, in Texas, the German car manufacturer has announced that it will launch further tests for the Autonomous driving with passengers in cars on the streets of Munich, Germany.
In particular, these are level 4 systems (urban traffic management in very complex situations) and battery-electric Volkswagen ID Buzz cars will be used for testing the technology system.
The electric Buzz vehicles will then be equipped with lasers, lidar and cameras so that they can move autonomously without a driver. Volkswagen will also transport politicians, journalists and VIPs as a demonstration. After the start of testing on German roads, trials on roads open to the public with passengers will follow in North America, also in the city of Austin.
‘The expansion of our autonomous vehicle programme in North America is the next step in our global strategic roadmap and is the result of a long-term investment,’ explained Christian Senger, Volkswagen board member and head of autonomous driving development. “This is a step that will help us test, validate and perfect the technology on American roads as well.
Source: Mobility News