Jose Altoveros / Volkswagen | March 02, 2018 14:20
Volkswagen to preview future of autonomous vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
Volkswagen recently released the first teaser for its latest upcoming electric vehicle concept called the I.D. Vizzion. Apart from being fully electric, the concept car will also have fully autonomous capability. Step inside, and there is no dashboard, steering wheel or pedals. Instead, occupants will communicate with the vehicle via gesture and voice controls to tell the vehicle where to go.
For now, the German automaker has only released teaser sketches of the autonomous electric vehicle concept. Its profile shows that of a sleek four-door sedan with slim wrap arround headlights and taillights with a flowing roof. Noticeably, the I.D. Vizzion has no B-Pillar giving easier access to the cabin.
Compared to other models in the I.D. lineup, Volkswagen sees the Vizzion as a 'premium class saloon'. That said, it will also be the largest model in the line up of fully electric vehicles.
The interior is said to be packed with advanced technology with one example being what Volkswagen calls a 'digital chauffer'. Occupants will be able to communicate with this AI to get to destinations. It can even learn the owner's preference to adapt driving habits and such.
Equipped on the Vizzion is a 111kWh lithium-ion battery which allows it to have a range of 665 kilometers. It then sends power to two electric motors, which combined produce a 302 PS, driving all four wheels. Top speed is rated at 180 km/h.
Having a fully autonomous vehicle seems fun but don't expect a production model to debut anytime soon. Instead, Volkswagen feels that the I.D. Vizzion will preview what fully autonomous travel will be like.
Expect full details of the Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion once the Geneva Motor Show opens its door this March 8.