Volkswagen Group has unveiled a self-driving concept car, the Sedric, which can drive children to school, drop their parents in the offices, and then look independently for a parking space.
The vehicle, which provides an indication of how robo-taxis could operate in the future, can also collect pre-ordered shopping or meet the owner at the station or airport, according to an online journal, ARS Technica.
Presented last week at the Geneva auto show, one of the world’s most glamorous auto exhibitions, the automaker said the concept car gave a glimpse of the future of personal transportation.
The Sedric is a small driverless pod, similar in stature to those found at Heathrow Airport, London but with a greater level of autonomy, the Telegraph of London reports in its review of the car.
The Sedric is expected to waft through the urban landscape silently with the aid of electric motors.
The idea of developing fully autonomous vehicles that would offer greater comfort and convenience than current cars, while slashing the number of road deaths and truly democratising mobility gave birth to the Sedric, ARS Technica, said, in its report.