Sedric is Volkswagen's first fully self-driving car, and it looks annoyed
UPDATED MARCH 11, 2017
Meet Sedric We're not sure why Volkswagen has decided to name its self-driving prototype Sedric.** But of more interest is the decision to detail the vehicle with a face (via lights and a grill) that looks a little panicked and angry—not the image you want to convey in your car. But that's the design of poor Sedric which was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show as a fully autonomous vehicle. You can't drive Sedric: there isn't even a steering wheel, brakes or anything that will let you take control of this ticked off creation. But inside its pure luxury, as close to an airline lounge on wheels as you're ever going to get. Well, you're not going to get it, because Sedric is not going to be on the road anytime soon. This is just a concept. Yet as we've said before, the autonomous car is going to be a reality. Whether it's Sedric? That's another story.
**EDIT: We recently heard from Johann Jungwirth, Volkswagen's chief digital officer via Twitter how the name Sedric came about. He says: "We created the name Sedric from the abbreviation of Self-Driving Car (Se-dri-c), a great name." Got it.
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