Operating concept with two displays. The ID.5 and ID.5 GTX’s operating concept is modern and clean, streamlined and intuitive. At the heart of the concept are two free-standing displays. The compact driver display (5.3 inches) is controlled using touch controls on the multifunction steering wheel. A large rocker switch on the right-hand side is used to select the driving profiles. The middle of the dash panel accommodates the touch display for the navigation system, telephone functions, media, assist systems and vehicle settings. The screen measures 12 inches across the diagonal as standard. The menu structure is flat and easy to understand; users can quickly get to grip with the contents thanks its streamlined graphics.
Voice control with premium-level performance. The voice control function uses pioneering technology to deliver premium-level performance. It recognises voice commands significantly more quickly and precisely, thus improving the level of operating and ride comfort. The customer launches the voice control function either by touch control on the steering wheel or by saying “Hello ID”. Responses are delivered in just a few seconds. What’s more, the voice control’s improved recognition rate is around 95 per cent. Furthermore, the system’s digital microphone is able to determine whether the driver or front passenger is speaking so the system can implement the instructions accordingly – for example, with the two-zone air conditioning function. The voice control function understands freely spoken phrases and colloquial questions and expressions (“I’m cold”), asks questions where necessary and also allows for interruptions. Responses are generated from two sources – online from the cloud and offline from information stored in the vehicle. Online synchronisation delivers particularly high recognition rates and high-quality results, even when searching for points of interest. The voice control function is available in all ID. models on the German market, provided that the We Connect Plus service is activated.
New features of the ID. Light. The innovative ID. Light function, another standard feature, is a strip of light beneath the windscreen. It supports the driver in a number of situations by providing easy-to-understand lighting effects – for instance when turning, braking or providing messages from the Eco Assistance function. The ID. Light comes with new features – traffic hazard alert, information about parking spaces at the side of the road, and hints about moving into the correct lane of the motorway when navigation is active.
Augmented reality head-up display. With the augmented reality head-up display, Volkswagen is bringing a new high-end feature onto the market. In addition to information about speed and other vehicle functions, the display offers active and dynamic navigation instructions that are reflected onto the windscreen. For the ID. 5 driver, they appear to be 10 metres in front of the vehicle in their line of sight and are therefore better integrated into the traffic situation.
Precision and processing power. The technical heart of the high-tech display is a particularly bright LCD display that is mounted inside the dash panel. High-precision mirrors reflect the rays generated by this display onto the windscreen, while special lenses separate the portions for the close and far range display levels. A device known as the AR Creator, a high-speed processing unit, positions the symbols in the display zone, using the data from the front camera, radar sensor and navigation map as a basis. The displays are stabilised with respect to the vehicle’s movements and adapted to the geometry of the optical projection system.