There are very few cars as iconic as the VW Type 2. With its round natural looks, the car presents itself as a friendly people carrier that makes everyone in it smile. When Volkswagen presented the ID. Buzz, the world stopped to catch their breath at this new variation of the iconic people-mover.
Qatar has signed an agreement with Volkswagen to deploy self-driving ID. Buzz vans in Doha. These vans will cover semi-fixed routes, transporting up to 4 people at a time. VW will also deploy it's sub-brand Scania with self-driving trucks. The automotive giant will be working with the Qatar Investment Authority to help set up the necessary infrastructure to have an autonomous public transportation line. Apparently, this new infrastructure will be built to integrate with the existing one.
Doha is on the way to become the first city that operates with self-driving transportation lines and might be the testbed for the efficiency of these systems.We expect to see this system integrated in 2022.