Drive or be driven. Volkswagen has made the decision to consolidate its driver assist systems involved in autonomous driving under the new umbrella brand IQ.DRIVE. Combining these systems will make driving more convenient and safer than ever before. As in the ID., the ID. CROZZ and the ID. BUZZ, the ID. ROOMZZ is designed for level 4 automated driving, meaning that the driver no longer needs to be on hand to operate the vehicle. Volkswagen took things a step further with the ID. VIZZION concept car, which requires no dashboard or driver at all (level 5). The ID. ROOMZZ is equipped for two scenarios: manual driving (“ID. Drive”) and autonomous driving (“ID. Pilot”). As mentioned, the fully automated “ID. Pilot” driving mode is activated when the driver consciously touches the VW logo in the steering wheel for longer than five seconds. When in “ID. Pilot” mode, the concept car activates various laser scanners. Four of these emerge from the roof; the round roof sensors become aware of the environment through indirect illumination when in fully automated mode. The ID. ROOMZZ recognises other road users and the environment via laser sensors, and receives assistance from ultrasound sensors, radar sensors, lateral area view cameras and a front camera. Autonomous mode is deactivated by touching the VW logo once again. Within a few seconds, the “IQ. steering system” moves the steering wheel back to the position for the driver and synchronises the steering wheel position with the current direction of travel. Only when the driver touches the capacitive steering wheel, the steering column is reintegrated into the steering system – from this moment on, the driver must steer the vehicle themself. In this way, maximum safety can be guaranteed when transferring vehicle control from person to machine and back again.