Herbert Diess, the CEO of Volkswagen, was whisked around Munich, Germany earlier this month in an ID. Buzz prototype equipped with self-driving technology.
The ID. Buzz was outfitted with lidar and radar sensors, as well as cameras, for navigation, mapping, and route planning.
The self-driving electric van navigated real traffic conditions in the city, as the German automaker hopes to bring its self-driving technology to public roads by the middle of the decade.
By 2025, the goal is to launch a self-driving ride-pooling service in Hamburg, with plans to expand to provide ride hailing and products delivery services throughout Europe and the United States.