Individual mobility redefined: autonomous driving at the touch of a button

Janis ColeMar 08, 2017

The main design goal of a fully-autonomous vehicle should be focused on the inside first, and the Sedric concept does just that. With its "TOGETHER - Strategy 2025" future program, the Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the biggest change process in its history: the realignment to become a globally leading provider of sustainable mobility. This all electric autonomous pod previews a vehicle with a Level 5 automated driving that is the highest stage of automation.

"We are convinced that fully-automated vehicles will make life in our cities better, more eco-friendly and above all safer", said Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group.

But if other brands do debut a version of Sedric, they would be meant for individual ownership and not part of the company's ride-share service.

Volkswagen calls is Sedric a rolling lounge.

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To further enhance the sense of space, large window surfaces present a higher level of contact with the outside world, and the windscreen doesn't just allow occupants to look out of the auto. At CES earlier this year, Toyota unveiled its Concept-i vehicle, complete with built-in artificial intelligence called "Yui".

Sedric's control interface is "The Button".

The concept is centered around opening up what VW is calling "the mobility experience" to everyone, but exactly what that means isn't clear. In addition, this will also help the German brand improve its image that got affected due to the diesel emission scandal.

Sedric users interact with the vehicle much the same way they do with smartphone personal assistants like Apple' Siri.

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The Volkswagen Group (VW Group) is set to throw the gauntlet to Apple and Google with its very own concept autonomous auto. It will only respond by pushing a button for trip based applications for Uber. This vehicle is now just a concept and does not come with any steering wheel or pedals for the human driver.

Take another good look at the exterior and you'll notice the Sedric does not wear a single VW badge. Passengers can ask the auto about the destination, how to get there, the driving time, the current traffic situation and request to make stops along the way. They will be created in typical designs for the brands and will feature tailor-made and customer-specific characteristics for equipment'.

Sedric was "devised, designed, developed and constructed" by two separate think tanks within the larger VW organization, one in Potsdam and the other in Wolfsburg. The windscreen is a huge OLED screen which can either offer augmented reality information about the outside world, or act as an entertainment centre.

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