Monday, September 27

The classic Volkswagen van returns in electric form | Digital Trends Spanish

One of Volkswagen’s most classic and iconic vehicles is back, now in the form of an electric car. It is the van of the German brand, which for many is associated with the 70s and the animated series Scooby Doo.

This new version is called ID Buzz and it is completely electric and autonomous. But more important still is the fact that it is already roaming some streets in Munich in test mode, using an artificial intelligence technology called Argo AI, which also has joint projects with Ford.

This technology uses a series of sensors and cameras to detect and analyze what is happening around the vehicle and make the correct decisions; mainly, detect the movement of vehicles and pedestrians in order to anticipate any eventuality on the route.

The ID Buzz presented by Volkswagen is still a prototype, which means that some elements have changed from its design as a concept and will surely continue to change until the final version. For now, the company is using it as a vehicle to transport and move people over relatively short distances, as the autonomous technology of the van matures.

On the aesthetic side, the new ID Buzz does not look as similar to the original version as might be expected, but the base design follows the line of what this van has been throughout the years. Beyond the sensors on the top or the paint of the vehicle in the images, the ID Buzz still has simple lines, both inside and out.

Now, the important thing is that Volkswagen is testing the ID Buzz more than as a model to put on sale in the future, as an autonomous driving platform whose greatest utility is in transport services.

And in a minor detail -or perhaps not so minor-, it should be mentioned that the prototype version lost some of the most classic characteristics of the concept. presented some time ago by Volkswagen.

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