18:08 11 January 2018
The Volkswagen Group and tech specialist Aurora, which is also working with Hyundai, have team up for the development of the first electric ride-sharing car that is set to become the first to feature advanced driverless technology. It is expected to arrive in the next decade.
The model, which was shown late last year, is being produced by Moai, the VW Group’s newly launched mobility services brand. The company uses software and hardware that benefit from former Google driverless car boss Chris Urmson’s company Aurora.
“Our priority at Aurora is to make self-driving cars a reality quickly, broadly and safely, and we know we will get there faster by partnering with innovative car makers such as the Volkswagen Group,” said Urmson. “This partnership establishes a deep collaboration using Aurora’s self-driving technology, and together we will bring self-driving vehicles to market at scale.”
Volkswagen also plans to produce self-driving pods, shuttles, delivery vans and trucks without a cabin.
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