Volkswagen has unveiled a new member of the I.D. family, the I.D. Vizzion at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The company said that the Vizzion is coming by 2022, at first as an all-electric and conventionally operated saloon with excellent interior space, fully connected and equipped with innovative assistance systems.
The Vizzion has been designed for Level 5 autonomous driving and it doesn’t have a steering wheel, dash panel or foot pedals.
Volkswagen assumes that Level 4 and Level 5 of fully automated driving will be a reality in 2025. The company aims to introduce autonomous technology in the second half of the 2020s.
The Vizzion detects its environment via inter-connected laser scanners, ultrasonic sensors, radar sensors for objects nearby and long distances, front and rear cameras and side area view cameras. The sensors are not visible in the latest I.D. concept car. Traffic data is also continually obtained via the cloud and is compared with the data in the vehicle.
The interiors have no display whatsoever, and everything is primarily operated by gesture and voice control. If anything needs to be displayed, it happens via hologram projection. Also, three different travel modes called ‘Relax’, ‘Active’ and ‘Family’ can be activated via the personal assistant.
The Vizzion is an all-wheel drive electric saloon, powered by a 75 kW (101 hp) motor at the front and a 150 kW (201 hp) motor at the rear. The total system output is 225 kW (302 hp). Battery capacity is 111 kWh which is good for a claimed range of 665 km (as per NEDC). 0-100 km/h acceleration is claimed at 6.3 seconds and top speed is limited to 180 km/h.
The concept measures 5,163 mm in length, 1,947 mm in width and 1,506 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 3,100 mm.
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