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VW’s latest concept is a smart device on wheels

06 March 2018

At the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION concept car – the new flagship of the electric I.D. Family. More details here:

At the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION concept car (Credit: Volkswagen)

Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management: "Upon first glance, the I.D. VIZZION demonstrates how the All-New Electric Architecture gives us a completely new type of freedom in designing the vehicle interior and exterior." Indeed, this concept car transfers the charismatic design DNA of the innovative I.D. models into the world of large saloon cars. In the process, the lounge-like interior was redefined as well. Thanks to its new vehicle architecture, the car offers its passengers a level of spaciousness beyond that of typical premium-class vehicles in the five-metre category. 

Operating the I.D. VIZZION is fully effortless thanks to intuitive interactions between human and machine using augmented reality, mixed-reality eyewear (HoloLens), and voice control functionality. Augmented reality entails the use of virtual control elements and displays which are projected inside the car. Passengers view these features with their HoloLens and operate them using gesture control. The car's communications technology has advanced to make it a virtual assistant which is capable of learning and responds empathically. The I.D. VIZZION offers one thing above all: greater personal space. That is because it is a smart device on wheels that does not require a driver and thereby becomes a chauffeur. Because it is so comprehensively connected that it is part of the digital world. Because it gives its passengers space to relax, communicate, or work while on the road.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION concept car (Credit: Volkswagen)

While user operation via augmented reality gives an outlook on the year 2030, automated driving at the highest level is already conceivable starting in 2025. Yet the design of the I.D. VIZZION, the electric all-wheel drive system with two electric motors and 225kW system output, and its operating range of up to 413 miles point towards the year 2022. This is the year when the initial version of the I.D. VIZZION with conventional controls will be launched.

Dr Diess: "We plan to build around one million all-electric vehicles per year already by 2025. The compact I.D. and the I.D.CROZZ SUV will make their debut in 2020. They will be followed in 2022 by the I.D. BUZZ large capacity passenger vehicle, as well as the I.D. VIZZION already mentioned which is being presented in Geneva.

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