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Volkswagen ID Buzz AD has sensors for days

Who needs a driver when you've got lidar like this?

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This is the VW ID Buzz AD.

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It's an autonomous testbed for Argo AI's self-driving technology.

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You can see all the various lidar, radar and optical sensors scattered about.

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This gives the car the ability to some day drive itself -- when the software is ready.

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Which it isn't. 

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More importantly, this gives us a look at what the ID Buzz production version will look like. 

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It's been four years since VW showed us the first ID Buzz concept, and let's just say we're getting a little impatient.

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From what we can tell, it seems quite faithful to the concept. 

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VW had always said it'll be in production by 2023, which doesn't seem all that far away anymore.

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Just don't expect the headgear in the production version!

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