In a world dominated by technology even the cars have begun to be autonomous. Every car company is trying to bring the best features that could make them different from the other car companies. This is why Volkswagen is trying to develop their first autonomous electric minibus.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz is keeping an old concept of minibus but the company wants to integrate the self-driving technology to this minibus. This can be a great start for Volkswagen. This keeps their signature but adds the best features that are available now on the market.
This autonomous electric minibus is going to look almost the same as the VW Microbus. The difference is that it is going to be reconstituted in order to look more like a 21st-century car. Another piece of evidence that shows the future of VW is their commitment to the MEB (Modular Electric Drive).
Their current platform, MQB was introduced in 1997 by Ferdinand Piech. This new platform, MEB is a more-evolved MQB platform. The new platform that was designed in 2015 was designed to work with battery-electric. This means that the cars which use this platform don’t need combustion.
Volkswagen mentioned that they want to start with only 30 model of autonomous cars. In 2022 they want to introduce this autonomous electric minibus. They also mentioned that they want to have more than 1 million autonomous electric cars by 2025.
Volkswagen wants to create an autonomous car that can drive for 373 miles without needing to be charged. The single-charge aim of 373 miles is a great one but is not going to be applied to less expensive models. Those models will probably have a small battery pack.
Buzz, the autonomous electric minibus is going to up to 8 seats and will maintain the current design. This design is exactly the one we are used to, the innovative, likable and logical design. The only change is that the minibus is now going to be electric.
This autonomous electric minibus is going to have a lot of success because it maintains its old design while adding new and interesting features which makes it a great car. Let’s hope that that Volkswagen is going to launch more models like this one.
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