The German marque hopes improvements in autonomous safety will make its next-generation models immune to accidents.
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German carmaker Volkswagen is developing a software-based operating system for new vehicles that it believes could result in no accidents involving its cars by 2050, as reported by Reuters.

Utilising sensors and processors, the next-generation cars will be able to calculate and pre-empt a potential collision, according to Volkswagen’s brand strategy chief, Michael Jost.

While this technology can already be seen in various autonomous driving technologies, what sets the German marque’s initiative apart is its software’s claimed ability to learn.

“How quickly can data and algorithms improve? Our customers should benefit from deep learning every week, and every day,” Mr Jost said.

Above: 2021 Volkswagen ID.3

The operating system is set to launch with the brand’s new ID.3 electric model, however the tech is still a work in progress for Volkswagen.

“We are not yet at 100 per cent,” Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen’s board member for responsible electromobility said. “It is normal that there are still technical tasks to be done shortly before market launch.”

While the ID.3 is slated for a European debut later this year, Australia is not expected to see the model until 2022. The larger ID.4 has been confirmed as the first electric local offering from Volkswagen.