The latest concept from Volkswagen throws a platform to show off and develop its ideas about autonomy. A car-sharing economy designed to improve the car in the nearest future. Sedric (a self driving car ) tech is all focused on making the passengers feel at home in the post-steering wheel world. Instead of seating five people, the cabin aims for a lounge-style design, with lots of light materials and open space. The passengers are able to tell the car where they want to go and it will respond like a personal assistant, giving information about traffic, drive time and potential breaks on the route.
In the future owners let their self-driving cars run around during the day like self-driving taxis, instead using the time spent sitting around in a garage. We might not own cars at all, instead using subscription services for on-demand mobility.
While some manufacturers suggest using a car-sharing apps to get their cars, Sedric is accompanied by a car-key-sized button. Push the button and the keyring will tell you how far away the car is, before alerting the user their car is arriving using visual and physical signals which makes it easier for visually impaired or deaf riders to use the system.
The VW Group Sedric concept is on display at the Geneva Motor Show, take a closer look at Sedric in this concept video: