DigiFiz – a pioneering achievement
It offered innovations that literally caught the eye of the beholder, beginning purely externally with what – for the time – were futuristic-looking digital displays and continuing to their precision that is unrivalled to date. These included above all the digital speed and route displays, the fuel gauge measuring to the precise litre, the coolant temperature to the precise degree and the reminder of the next service appointment.
These are stories that Tomasz Bachorski listens to with fascination: “Without these pioneering deeds, such as the DigiFiz, we wouldn’t have the Active Info Display in production today,” says the Head of Interior Design for the Volkswagen Brand, complimenting Zimdahl and his colleagues at that time.
In 2018, digitalisation has also long since reached Volkswagen Interior Design in all its information functions and comfort zones – which, according to Bachorski, is also what presents the challenge: “Functional, trustworthy technology – in the displays for speed and fuel consumption for example – in harmony with attractive aesthetics and graphic excellence.” And, above all, with a healthy portion of options for individualisation.