Volkswagen plans to start testing self-driving cars

Volkswagen plans to start testing self-driving cars

August 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The tests will take place in China. The start of tests is scheduled for September this year.

The press service of the German auto giant Volkswagen announced the start of tests of autonomous vehicles. The tests will take place in China and will begin in September this year. Note that the Japanese brands Toyota and Nissan are already testing their unmanned vehicles in the Middle Kingdom.

It is already known that a new electric SUV Audi E-Tron will be released for tests, which will support the autonomous driving function. The choice of China as a working site for Volkswagen did not come as a surprise, since this particular concern is the largest foreign manufacturer in the Middle Kingdom.

Volkswagen plans to invest 1 billion euros in the acquisition of 50% of JAC shares. Also in China, the German concern sells cars under its own brand Jetta, which are in great demand.

In just the first half of the year, dealers of the German brand in China were able to sell 1.59 million new cars, and for the full year of 2019, the sales volume amounted to 4.23 million copies.

Meanwhile, it became known about the start of mass production of the new electric crossover Volkswagen ID.4. The debut of the car should take place in September this year – on the eve of the event, Volkswagen has shared fresh teasers.