Sedric

Autonomous driving is an important part of the future of motoring. Sedric is a concept vehicle that was designed by the Volkswagen Group. It’s a cross-brand model that combines a variety of ideas around the future of mobility.

The name Sedric comes from self-driving car and it is intended to be a safe, convenient, easy and sustainable way of travelling. 

The goals defined when developing Sedric were equally clearly defined as the entire mobility system: very simple operation and completely intuitive handling. Just press the button and Sedric comes along, precisely at the time indicated in advance.

Sedric recognises its user and the two-part door opens. The opening is wide and high, making it easy for passengers to get in even with luggage. There is plenty of room for bags and suitcases in the generously proportioned interior.

When a passenger gets into the car, they can talk to Sedric. Passengers can talk to Sedric about the destination, how to get there, the driving time, the current traffic situation, perhaps even a short break on the way – users can talk to Sedric like they would with a personal assistant. While you are on the road, you can choose exactly what you want to do.

The windscreen is a big OLED screen with augmented reality serves as a communication and entertainment center – but passengers can also close their eyes, sit back and relax.

The 2+2 person design of the interior makes optimum use of the floor area of the vehicle. The two rear seats act as a very comfortable couch. Fresh air to breathe and a good air-conditioning system are ensured in a particularly ingenious design.

Sedric has green technology on board: air-purifying plants positioned in front of the rear windscreen enhance the effect of generously dimensioned bamboo charcoal air filters.

Large window surfaces create contact with the outside world and even the large, high-resolution OLED screen is transparent and allows passengers to look out at the front.

Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group. And it is the first vehicle in the group to have been created for level 5 autonomous driving – in other words a person as a human driver is no longer required. Sedric was devised, designed, developed and constructed in cooperation with the Future Center Europe of the Volkswagen Group in Potsdam and Volkswagen Group Research in Wolfsburg.

Sedric is the pioneer, the ideas platform for autonomous driving in the Volkswagen Group. And it is the “Father” of numerous concepts for a new form of individual mobility. Soon Sedric will also get “children” and “grandchildren” with the Group’s various brands. They will be created in typical designs for the brands and will feature tailor-made and customer-specific characteristics for equipment.

Design, development, production and marketing of automobiles continue to play a key role in the future strategy of the Volkswagen Group. Smart mobility solutions are being established with the same focus as another division of the Group and its brands. The investment in the mobility service provider Gett and establishment of the mobility service provider MOIA are important steps on this roadmap.

Autonomous driving is an important part of the future of motoring. Sedric is a concept vehicle that was designed by the Volkswagen Group. It’s a cross-brand model that combines a variety of ideas around the future of mobility.

The name Sedric comes from self-driving car and it is intended to be a safe, convenient, easy and sustainable way of travelling. 

The goals defined when developing Sedric were equally clearly defined as the entire mobility system: very simple operation and completely intuitive handling. Just press the button and Sedric comes along, precisely at the time indicated in advance.

Sedric recognises its user and the two-part door opens. The opening is wide and high, making it easy for passengers to get in even with luggage. There is plenty of room for bags and suitcases in the generously proportioned interior.

When a passenger gets into the car, they can talk to Sedric. Passengers can talk to Sedric about the destination, how to get there, the driving time, the current traffic situation, perhaps even a short break on the way – users can talk to Sedric like they would with a personal assistant. While you are on the road, you can choose exactly what you want to do.

The windscreen is a big OLED screen with augmented reality serves as a communication and entertainment center – but passengers can also close their eyes, sit back and relax.

The 2+2 person design of the interior makes optimum use of the floor area of the vehicle. The two rear seats act as a very comfortable couch. Fresh air to breathe and a good air-conditioning system are ensured in a particularly ingenious design.

Sedric has green technology on board: air-purifying plants positioned in front of the rear windscreen enhance the effect of generously dimensioned bamboo charcoal air filters.

Large window surfaces create contact with the outside world and even the large, high-resolution OLED screen is transparent and allows passengers to look out at the front.

Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group. And it is the first vehicle in the group to have been created for level 5 autonomous driving – in other words a person as a human driver is no longer required. Sedric was devised, designed, developed and constructed in cooperation with the Future Center Europe of the Volkswagen Group in Potsdam and Volkswagen Group Research in Wolfsburg.

Sedric is the pioneer, the ideas platform for autonomous driving in the Volkswagen Group. And it is the “Father” of numerous concepts for a new form of individual mobility. Soon Sedric will also get “children” and “grandchildren” with the Group’s various brands. They will be created in typical designs for the brands and will feature tailor-made and customer-specific characteristics for equipment.

Design, development, production and marketing of automobiles continue to play a key role in the future strategy of the Volkswagen Group. Smart mobility solutions are being established with the same focus as another division of the Group and its brands. The investment in the mobility service provider Gett and establishment of the mobility service provider MOIA are important steps on this roadmap.

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