/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Volkswagen ID Buzz AD has sensors for days

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

Tim_Stevens.jpg
Tim Stevens
2021-id-buzz-sd-01
1 of 11 Volkswagen

This is the VW ID Buzz AD.

2021-id-buzz-sd-02
2 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-03
3 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-04
4 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-05
5 of 11 Volkswagen

Which it isn't. 

2021-id-buzz-sd-06
6 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-07
7 of 11 Volkswagen

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.

2021-id-buzz-sd-08
8 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-09
9 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-10
10 of 11 Volkswagen

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

2021-id-buzz-sd-11
11 of 11 Volkswagen

More Galleries