Munich Auto Show: VW Unveils ID. Buzz as a Robotaxi Prototype

Volkswagen and autonomous developer Argo AI unveiled a prototype of the ID. Buzz at the Munich IAA this week, previewing an electric robotaxi VW intends to launch by 2025. While the exterior of the ID. Buzz itself, slated to arrive next year minus the autonomous bits, had already largely been revealed, the robotaxi version of the electric Microbus had not been seen before. The prototype is therefore a good look at what VW and Argo intend to launch in Hamburg, Germany, in a few short years as part of a ride-pooling service with no driver behind the wheel. The service will be run by MOIA, the automaker’s mobility service arm.