Press conference on 15.09.
At a shared press conference in the MOIA Hub in Wandsbek, we and our project partners Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge and Argo AI presented the roadmap according to which Europe’s first autonomous ridepooling project will continue to take shape and undergo further developments and trials in Hamburg in parallel to its regular operation. Present for the occasion were Robert Henrich (MOIA), Christian Senger (Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge), Reinhard Stolle (Argo AI) and Dr. Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport and the Mobility Transition in Hamburg.
Alongside the pilot project’s planned milestones, the prototype for the self-driving ID.BUZZ AD was also presented. The aim is to have an autonomous ridepooling service up and running on the streets of Hamburg as of 2025. To allow this schedule to be met, Argo AI is starting its work of mapping the streets this year. The test fleet will be integrated into normal road traffic, and the initial test zone will be located to the east of the Alster. It will include parts of Winterhude, Uhlenhorst and Hohenfelde and be gradually expanded.