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12/05/2021
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Argo AI start international trials of autonomous driving –              
MOIA first user of the ID. BUZZ AD
 

  • Second Argo test site based on Pennsylvania example currently being set up next to Munich Airport
  • Big opportunity for increasing road safety, including in major German cities
  • VWCV using a combination of lidar, radar and cameras for Level 4 autonomous driving vehicles
  • Commercial use as of 2025: Mobility service provider MOIA will launch autonomous service in Hamburg, Germany

Hannover, 12 May 2021 – With development already underway, the first self-driving prototypes based on the future ID. BUZZ will commence operations in Munich this summer. It marks a milestone in the Group's international collaboration, as part of which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is facilitating the development of Level 4-capable autonomous driving technology for self-driving vans. Light commercial vehicles are the first, logical place for utilizing autonomous transportation of people and goods. “Our aim with the self-driving version of the ID. BUZZ is to facilitate commercial deployment of transport and delivery services starting in 2025”, explained divisional director Christian Senger during a digital press conference. “In select cities, customers will be able to have a self-driving vehicle take them to their destination. The delivery of goods and packages will also be made much easier through our autonomous driving service.”
 

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