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Volkswagen CEO Takes ID.Buzz for First Autonomous Spin in Munich

First autonomous test drive of the ID. BUZZ AD on public roads in Munich.
First autonomous test drive of the ID. BUZZ AD on public roads in Munich.Source: Volkswagen AG
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A self-driving Volkswagen AG minibus navigated real traffic conditions in Germany for the first time as Europe’s biggest carmaker takes its autonomous-driving technology to public roads amid a push to lead on software.

VW Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess sat in the back seat of an ID. Buzz prototype fitted with autonomous-driving tech as it zipped through downtown Munich this month. An electric iteration of VW’s iconic hippie-era van, the vehicle uses lidar and radar sensors as well as cameras for navigation, mapping and route planning.