Automated driving – I.D. BUZZ in ‘I.D. Pilot’ autonomous driving mode
Activating fully automated driving. The I.D. BUZZ is the first van that a person can have drive fully automated. It is very easy to activate the ‘I.D. Pilot’ mode: as soon as the driver lets go of the steering wheel, the I.D. BUZZ assumes control. The ambient lighting then switches from a white light (’Drive’) that facilitates concentration to mood lighting that is warm and relaxed. At the same time, ambient lighting is also distributed to the rear seating area. In this mode, the status of the I.D. BUZZ can be seen at all times on the tablet and the AR Head-up Display.
Four laser scanners on the roof. By this time, the zero-emission van has already activated its laser scanners. Four of them extend from the roof in ’I.D. Pilot’ mode. The cleanly styled roof sensors call attention to the fully automated mode by indirect lighting. The I.D. BUZZ is able to detect other road users and its surroundings not only by its laser sensors, but also with the assistance of ultrasonic sensors, radar sensors, side area view cameras and a front camera. Traffic data obtained via the cloud is also continually acquired and compared with the vehicle’s own data.
Activating manual driving. Fully automated mode is deactivated by touching the touch-sensitive steering wheel or by pressing the brake or accelerator pedal.