Meet Sedric Volkswagen uncovers its driverless unit idea that goes about as your own robot escort Daily Mail

“It has been described as a cross between ‘an angry toaster and an old school Apple iMac on wheels’.
But this bizarre-looking driverless pod concept is what Volkswagen believes will be the future of self-driving cars.
Dubbed Sedric, the design was unveiled by VW ahead of the Geneva Motor Show this week.
The firm said it also plans to launch more than 30 purely battery-powered vehicles by 2025.
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Volkswagen have built a self-driving concept car called Sedric which is a so-called Level 5 vehicle capable of fully automated operation. Users can summon Sedric with the touch of a button, voice control or with a smartphone app
WHAT DOES SEDRIC DO? Users can summon Sedric with the touch of a button, voice control or with a smartphone app. Inside there are no pedal controls as the car is run by artificial intelligence. Passengers can talk to Sedric about the destination, how to get there and driving time. The battery-run car can carry up to four passengers – and no need for a license because no one is actually driving. It can also find parking spaces by itself, collect shopping or go and pickup friends from the station.
The German carmaker is trying to position itself at the forefront of new technologies in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal.
The Wolfsburg-based company said ‘battery technology, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence will become new core competences’ for the company.
Europe’s biggest carmaker has said it will invest billions of euros in electric cars, ride-hailing and automated driving.
The self-driving concept car – a so-called Level 5 vehicle capable of fully automated operation – is a precursor for more such models from the Volkswagen group in years to come, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Monday on the eve of car executives’ a
ual gathering in Geneva.”

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