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Self-driving cars The five levels
of automated driving

Volkswagen Showcar I.D. CROZZ

The mobility of the future will be shaped by the automation of driving functions. Assistance systems are already in use in various areas – Volkswagen aims to enable fully-automated driving for large numbers of people in the high-volume sector. The crystallisation project being Trinity: the car will be available as of 2026 and will allow highly automated driving in line with level 2+ up to fully automated driving in line with level 4. But what exactly are the five different levels of automated driving? Allow us to explain.

Level 1: assisted driving

Level 2: partially automated driving

Level 3: highly automated driving

Level 4: fully automated driving

Level 5: autonomous driving