Thursday, December 22, 2016

VW to unveil new electric ID concept model in Detroit

Volkswagen will present a new I.D. family model—a multi-functional electric vehicle—at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Like the I.D. concept shown this year, this new concept is also based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), and so it shows the potential and bandwidth of the MEB.
Teaser image of the new microbus-like I.D. concept to appear in Detroit. Volkswagen says that the I.D. concept vehicle in Detroit forges links between the origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electric future. (Volkswagen first introduced its legendary microbus in 1950.) Click to enlarge.
Since the presentation of the I.D. at the Paris International Motor Show in September of this year, these initials have stood for a new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles from Volkswagen.
This I.D. concept vehicle will also be able to drive fully autonomously in the future. Press lightly on the Volkswagen logo, and the electrically retractable steering wheel disappears into the dashboard. While the driver relaxes, laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras monitor other road users and the surroundings.

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