Volkswagen is developing a new transporter that would allow horses to be transported by a driverless car, with the aim of eliminating the need for humans to stand behind the wheel.
The transport, which would use a 3D-printed design and a technology called “virtual reality,” would enable horses to travel in a controlled environment by the driverless vehicle.
The technology is described as an important step towards creating a self-driving future, according to a report in the German magazine “Der Spiegel”.
The project is part of Volkswagen’s Vision 2025 vision, which aims to transform Volkswagen’s business into one where humans do not exist.
The company is currently working on an autonomous car that could be delivered to customers within the next two years.
The concept vehicle is being developed with the cooperation of Volkswagen and a German research institute, the company said.
Volkswagen also announced the development of the technology on Friday.
The vehicle would have two driver-side seats, a front seat for a rider and a rear seat for the driver.
The front seat would be connected to the front-seat entertainment system by a USB cable.
A steering wheel, pedals and a power steering system are part of the interior.
A driver would also be able to switch between the front seat and the rear seat with a push of a button.
Volkswagen said it was not aware of any serious accidents involving the vehicles in the future.