Forget autopilot, the VW Sedric is a self-driving pod car with absolutely no pedals, a steering wheel, or even a cockpit for that matter. It’s designed for the fifth level of autonomous driving, which requires no human input at all. At the push of a button, the vehicle transports its passengers to their desired location using the most efficient route(s). Inside, there’s a large OLED display, complete with augmented reality technology. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Sedric is a purely electric car, with a battery pack located flat between its axles and the compact electric motor at the wheels. The AI system is located in the compact overhangs at both the front and rear of the pod, and the rider can communicate with the vehicle via a push-button remote to indicate the time at which Sedric should arrive. The button changes color and vibrates when the vehicle gets there, and once the pod recognizes its rider, the wide door opens to allow them to hop in. The user then speaks with a voice assistant to discuss the travel time, directions, and current traffic situation,” reports Design Boom.