Autonomous driving is no longer a dream, but a very real future. Volkswagen are dedicated to testing the limits of driver mobility in our goal to create universally usable vehicles.
See the table below to learn more about levels of automation.
Human driver performs the entire driving task
Automated systems sometimes assist with steering or speed control
Automated system can steer and control speed on sustained basis while the human driver monitors the driving environment and perofrms rest of driving task
Automated system can both actually conduct the driving task and monitor the driving environment with the operational design domain (ODD) but human driver must be ready to take back control when requested
Automated system can conduct the driving task and monitor the driving environment, and the human need not take back control, but only within the ODD
Automated sytem performs all driving tasks, under all conditions