Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuts with Level 5 automation


It's all-electric. It's autonomous.

In addition, there will be Artificial Intelligence to control the navigation and obstacle avoidance. It recognizes passengers through biometrics.

Take a look at Volkswagen's renderings for the I.D. Vizzion and its features below. Crozz SUV concepts, and I.D.

The interior of the I.D. Vizzion concept features four captain seat and thick carpeting.

The I.D. Vizzion concept is meant to show what will likely be possible in a vehicle by the year 2030. But from the inside, the concept vehicle does not get any conventional controls. Think of it as combining a BMW with gesture control and a Google Home.

Passengers interact with the vehicle virtually via augmented reality (AR).

Powertrain for the I.D. Vizzion is comprised of two electric motors, one on each axle for all-wheel drive and produces 302 hp in total system output.

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The company released no technical details or specifications for what is effectively a design study, although it projected that the production version would provide a battery range up to 400 miles (600 km) when measured on the European test cycle. VIZZION concept during the traditional Volkswagen Group Night event on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show. BUZZ large capacity passenger vehicle, as well as the I.D.

The hood is shorter than might be expected, however, with a deeper curve downward into a stylized but otherwise non-functional grille. Moving to side profile, it gets sporty and sharp looking alloy wheels, deep character lines adding style. In concept form, at least, it drops the B-pillars between front and rear doors to make it easier to climb in and out of its spacious interior. "Step by step, it will relieve the driver of tasks, if the driver so wishes", said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess.

That takeover, as mentioned, would be through gestures and voice commands rather than the usual wheel and pedals. In the Active mode, for example, the passenger can sit as usual, work, communicate, play and call up information on the drive.

Occupants can dial in one of three different travel modes: "Relax", "Active" and "Family".

Initially that will mean being able to distinguish between a cyclist and a auto, but later it will mean being able to learn its driver's preferred seat set-up and airconditioning settings as well as their favourite playlists. These facilitate more intuitive control of such things as climate settings, music volume, etc and give an emergency override option should something go wrong with the vehicle's systems.

Volkswagen has revealed its plans for a new electric-powered luxury saloon that is set to join its line-up as an indirect replacement for the discontinued Phaeton with the unveiling of the bold I.D. Vizzion concept at the 2018 Geneva motor show.

Volkswagen stressed, however, that the Vizzion was a "realistic vision" of a future product-meaning that it's a gussied-up preview of a production model for which planning is already well underway.