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  • First test drives in real driving conditions in major German city
  • Specially equipped fleet of e-Golf for automated driving to Level 4
  • Initiative is part of the strategic mobility partnership with the Hanseatic city
  • Axel Heinrich, Head of Group Research: “Test drives in an urban environment give us an excellent opportunity to make further progress with automated driving.”

Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major German city. From now, a fleet of five e-Golf, equipped with laser scanners, cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radars, will drive on a three-kilometer section of the digital test bed for automated and connected driving in the Hanseatic city. The results of the test drives, which will be continuously evaluated taking full account of all data protection rules, will be incorporated in the Group’s numerous research projects on automated driving, and will test customer-centric services and optimize individual transport.

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