All electric drive technology marries so well with autonomous control as well as internet connectivity. Volkswagen seems to be diving head long into a commitment towards both new technologies maybe in response to a failed business plan to expand the use of diesel engines.
Of course having many of your top executives indicted on charges of defrauding consumers over emissions testing may also account for this new direction from VW.
Since the presentation of the I.D. at the Paris International Motor Show in September of this year, these initials have stood primarily for a new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles from Volkswagen. The I.D. also stands for clarity in design language, pure form, honest character, authentic emotionality and of course an ideal spatial concept as well as a quality in details that is typically Volkswagen.
This I.D. concept vehicle will also be able to drive fully autonomously in the future. A light press on the Volkswagen logo, and the electrically retractable steering wheel disappears into the cockpit. While the driver relaxes, laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras monitor other road users and the surroundings.
The I.D. concept vehicle in Detroit forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. It combines ample space for travel with a long electric driving range and emissions free.
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.