Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and self-driving startup Argo AI will launch international autonomous driving trials of the all-electric VW ID.BUZZ microbus this summer, the German automaker said on Wednesday.
The first self-driving prototype based on the ID. BUZZ will begin testing in Munich, Germany, Volkswagen said.
The company said its aim with the self-driving version of the ID.BUZZ was to facilitate the commercial deployment of transport and delivery services in 2025.
“In select cities, customers will be able to have a self-driving vehicle take them to their destination,” said Christian Senger, divisional director at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.