VW wants to charge owners $9 per hour for self-driving tech

Volkswagen self-driving tech to be available on a pay-per-use basis, costing US$ 9 dollars.

Volkswagen is reported to be considering offering its self-driving technology on a pay-per-use basis.

According to a media report, Klaus Zellmer, the head of sales, marketing & after-sales for Volkswagen stated that the autonomous driving tech could be offered on an hourly basis.

He further mentioned that the self-driving tech could be offered at 7 Euros (US$ 9 dollars) per hour. This will allow customers the flexibility of choosing when to have autonomous driving, while also making it available for everyone.

Alongside the pay-per-use self-driving technology, Volkswagen is also planning to introduce a range of digital services on its upcoming electric cars. Some of these services also include mileage or performance enhancements for electric vehicles. These digital services are expected to be put in practice by the second quarter of 2022.

The software-related services for cars are said to provide a new revenue stream for carmakers going forward. Vehicle manufacturers say that future vehicles will become more interconnected, much like smartphones.

Source: Reuters

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