Volkswagen subsidiary Skoda Auto is set to reveal its first autonomous EV next month at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Dubbed the Vision E, the all-electric SUV concept will be underpinned by VW’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform and offer a range of 310 miles, 225 kW of output and a top speed of 112 mph.
Skoda says that the SUV will make use of two electric motors that work in tandem to drive all four wheels, with the front and rear-wheel drives capable of being adjusted to attain “the highest degrees of stability, dynamism, and safety.”
By incorporating an array of sensors and cameras that continuously monitor traffic, the Vision E is designed to meet the level 3 requirements for autonomous vehicles. This allows the car to operate independently in congested traffic, engage its autopilot mode on highways and locate parking spaces.
Look for the Vision E to make its global debut in Shanghai at the end of the month.
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