Volkswagen is En-Route to Self-Driving Cars

Volkswagen is En-Route to Self-Driving Cars

February 24, 2020
Posted by: Estefan

Volkswagen is going autonomous for the first time, with a design concept that reminds CarZar of the 1980s. VW has named its autonomous motor vehicle, ‘Sedric’. Kind of random but not so much, if you think about it. Volkswagen exerts its intelligence by combining the words ‘self-driving car’; hence, the creation of Sedric.

In June 2016, Volkswagen’s 2025 strategy involved reconditioning the company’s business to focus on electric and autonomous car technology and engineering, to improve sale profits. The Sedric concept car was introduced by Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Mueller, ahead of the 87th International Motor Show in Geneva, on the 6th of March 2017.

Sedric, the autonomous VW, has no steering wheel or pedals. The car can be summoned with a push of a button, therefore acting as a shuttle to take you anywhere you would like to be.

Will this be a blanket future for VW?

The Volkswagen Group has dubbed Sedric as a ‘cross-brand ideas platform. This means that the autonomous concept will be filtered through VW’s company’s complete future strategy. Autonomous driving is therefore taking momentum for VW, with importance drifting towards independence, whether the vehicle is self-driving or designed with variant that allows for human control.

Although unconventional, the Volkswagen Group is shining its brights on new and safe ways of commuting from one place to another. By pushing Sedric’s control button, the vehicle fulfils the particular need to call Sedric. The button is connected to a global mobility identifications, which allows drivers to lever between their own VW Sedric and a shared vehicle.

The dreamy Volkswagen Sedric is future concept to watch out for. According to VW’s CEO, features of the design may also reappear in future concepts and possibly in VW brands’ manufactured vehicles – VW Passenger Cars, Porsche, Skoda, Audi and Bentley.

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