In April 2019, Volkswagon (VW) launched an autonomous vehicle pilot program in Hamburg, Germany. Throughout the pilot, five VW e-Golf vehicles (each marked as a self-driving car and sporting 11 light-detecting LiDAR sensors, 7 radar sensors, and 14 cameras) will be operating on a 2-mile stretch of public roads. The vehicles are testing Level 4 autonomous technology, and they will have safety driver on board.
VW is also working with the City of Hamburg to develop a larger stretch of roads that will include smart traffic lights and infrastructure that facilitates communication with the vehicles.
Updated March 24, 2020