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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Argo AI and MOIA show first ID.BUZZ prototype for autonomous driving

  • Developed to relieve congestion and increase safety in cities
  • Presentation at Volkswagen Group event “New Auto Night” on the eve of the IAA Mobility 2021
  • Self-driving vehicles based on the future ID. BUZZ use a combination of cameras, lidar- and radar-sensors
  • Mobility service provider MOIA will be the first user

Hanover/Munich, September 5, 2021 - In black and white camouflage and with high roof structures, it rolls quietly into the hall where Volkswagen Group's New Auto Night takes place on the eve of the IAA Mobility 2021: One of the first five self-driving test vehicles of the fully electric ID. BUZZ AD1 (Autonomous Driving) from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), the series versions of which will be deployed  in commercial mobility services such as MOIA beginning in 2025. Munich is also the European headquarters of partner Argo AI, the global autonomous driving technology company developing the self-driving system (SDS), including maps, hardware, software, and cloud-support infrastructure that supplies the ID. BUZZ AD1. Starting in 2025 in Hamburg, the self-driving ID.BUZZ AD1 will bring its passengers to their destination in a ridepooling service operated by MOIA. "Volkswagen Group is in a transformation from a vehicle manufacturer to a leading, software-driven global mobility provider,” explains CEO Dr. Herbert Diess at the event. "We are the company that is redefining mobility – with sustainable, connected and safe mobility solutions for future generations."

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