Self-Driving Cars at the Push of a Button

January 10, 2018

Volkswagen Group is teaming up with self-driving technology company Aurora to bring its autonomous fleets to life. The company's Chief Digital Officer, Johann Jungwirth, joins Cheddar to discuss everything the new partnership makes possible. He explains why the main goal of the collaboration is to bring "mobility as a service" to cities around the world.

Mobility as a service refers to using self-driving vehicles to make lives easier, more efficient, and safer. Jungwirth reveals how VW Group's self-driving concept "Sedric" will improve the lives of those in need, including the blind and handicapped. He also speaks to how the company plans on integrating the technology into its fleet.

Finally, he demos the Volkswagen One Button that puts self-driving transportation at the touch of a button. The sleek device allows users to signal cars to come to their exact locations. It even is set to come in a variety of colors including silver and gold.