Project to trial self-driving electric Volkswagen ID.BUZZ
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be conducting field trials of a self driving ID. BUZZ, with the aim to develop a ride-hailing and pooling concept.
The self-driving system (SDS) will be implemented by Argo, a company specialising in software platforms for Autonomous Driving.
Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have invested equally in Argo AI,. In addition to the initial investment of one billion US-Dollars, Volkswagen also brought its subsidiary AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) into Argo AI.
The commercial vehicle brand is responsible for the development of fully autonomous systems and their commercial use in urban areas. VWCV will develop and build Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV), such as robo-taxis and vans.
Additionally to the investments in Argo AI, the Group is also investing billions in projects of the Car.Software Organisation that develops, in parallel and independently of Argo AI, assisted and automated driving functions up to level 4 for the private mobility sector of all Volkswagen Group brands.
The all-electric ID. BUZZ will have its world premiere next year.