Volkswagen is surely trying their best to undo the debacle that was Dieselgate. The I.D. vehicles are a huge part of that, and now they've pulled off the covers and the details
- The I.D. Vizzion is purely electric with 302 horsepower from two motors. One
powersthe front wheels with 101 hp, and the rear motor provides 201 horses.
- The driving range on a full charge is a whopping 400 miles. That's better than the 335-mile range of the Tesla Model S.
- The interior is far more radical than the exterior since it has virtually no physical controls. That's because the I.D. Vizzion is intended to be a Level-5 fully autonomous vehicle. No gas pedal, no brake, no steering wheel, and nothing for driver intervention. Until the control-free version comes out, the car, the car will have a steering wheel and pedals that will allow for intervention.
- The car operates on driver voice and gesture controls. There are two rotary knobs for audio volume and possibly tuning, but that's about it. To see anything on the display screens, occupants will have to wear Microsoft Hololens augmented reality glasses.
- The unique headlights contain 8,000 illuminated pixels that can automatically adjust to avoid blinding drivers and pedestrians. It can even use them to project logos for communication such a projecting a crosswalk for pedestrians to know it's safe to proceed. Pretty slick.
- There's also an artificial intelligence system that can recognize the owner. It can read biometrics for unlocking and choosing settings, as well as conduct facial recognition. It will adjust the interior automatically, as well as provide data on your destination arrival time.