A Volkswagen that knows who will be at the wheel today. The idea: in the future, anyone who drives a Volkswagen will get their own Volkswagen User-ID. The ID is an individual profile that stores the personal seat and air conditioning settings, favorite radio stations and songs, sound system settings, exterior sound, configuration of the navigation system, type of ambient lighting and contact information on the driver’s friends and business associates. This profile can be retrieved securely via a cloud. This means that the I.D. BUZZ always knows – via the authorized user’s smartphone which acts as a Digital Key – who is entering the car or wants to take the steering wheel. As soon as someone approaches the van, the sensor surfaces for opening the door light up. If the person’s hand is very close to the surface, that individual door is opened. Using the Volkswagen User-ID and a relevant smartphone app, passengers in the vehicle can also control information and entertainment functions and input waypoints into the navigation system. The travel route taken is shown on a tablet.