The Volkswagen group says it is planing on releasing fully-autonomous ride-sharing vehicles in a handful of cities globally by 2021.
During the Frankfurt Motor Show, Johann Jungwirth , the company`s heads of digitization strategy , said that VW plans on releasing autonomous fleets in two to five cities in just a few years time and will offer the services to the general public through the Moia and Gett mobility brands.
According to Jungwirth the thing that will make the plans possible is legislation changes in various countries. They expect the U.S. Senate to pass legislation in the middle of the next year, and once that is done, Dubai, Singapore and China would follow suit. Also talking about the brand`s independent future in Frankfurt was chief executive Matthias Muller. The German leader of VW says a fleet of new self-driving vehicles will follow on from the Sedric concept that debuted in March.
He said that their team is already working on ideas for a whole Sedric familly of fully independent vehicles for the city, for luxurious long-range mobility, through self-driving delivery vans and heavy commercial trucks.