Urban Buddy – An autonomous driving vehicle for the urban space
In 2030 autonomous vehicles are part of the urban everyday life. The number of conventional cars on the streets has strongly decreased, because more and more autonomous vehicles for example busses, shuttles, taxis etc. are used on demand and are shared. The initial doubts about the security of the technology of such products belong to the past and the need in solutions for individual and small moblility which integrates itself seemlessly into the townscape, grows steadily. The goal of this project was to design a compact, autonomous driving and electrically powered short distance vehicle for the Volkswagen Group. This should be perceived through its functions and the consciously elective product-like formal aesthetics less than foreign body, but rather than a part of the urban space and show an added value for it.