Unmanned Volkswagen will send to work minibuses in Qatar Models will begin to travel on passenger flights from 2022

Unmanned Volkswagen will send to work minibuses in Qatar Models will begin to travel on passenger flights from 2022

December 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen has entered into an agreement with the Qatar authorities, according to which the German brand will provide 35 unmanned ID Buzz minivans and Scania buses for passenger traffic.

In 2022, the World Cup will be held in Qatar, to which the emirate authorities want to modernize the public transport system and introduce unmanned shuttles and full-size buses into it.

The agreement applies not only to the Volkswagen brand, but also applies to the Scania brand and its subsidiaries MOIA and Automotive Intelligent Driving. As part of the collaboration, the Volkswagen Group committed itself to developing a turnkey unmanned transport network, from the creation of the vehicles themselves to legal regulations, infrastructure, and the necessary software.

Electric ID Buzz can carry up to four passengers, for larger groups will use Scania buses. The first closed tests will begin next year, so that by the end of 2022, drones could work in the public transport system along with the usual cars.

The prototype Volkswagen ID Buzz was first shown to the public in January 2017 at a show in Detroit. The show car was equipped with all-wheel drive and two electric motors with a total capacity of 369 horsepower. To accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour, the concept takes five seconds, and the range without recharging is 600 kilometers.