The ID.3’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 with a screen diagonal of 5.3 inches (13.4 centimetres) is operated 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 console accommodates the now standard touch display for the navigation system, telephone functions, media, assist systems and vehicle settings. The screen measures 12 inches (30.5 cm) across the diagonal. Various customer wishes were implemented in the menu structure: among other things, the charging menu is now located on the top level of the large touch display and is structured in a more informative and clearer way.
Quick and reliable voice commands
The natural, adaptive voice control function Hello ID. represents a further operating level. It can process common phrases and its internet connection gives it access to useful Cloud data. In terms of recognition, the voice control function is now even more reliable and can respond even more quickly than in the past.
Assistant at eye level: the AR head-up display
In addition to information about the speed and other vehicle functions, the augmented reality head-up display (AR head-up display) also offers active and dynamic navigation instructions that are reflected onto the windscreen. For the driver, these instructions appear to be 10 metres in front of the vehicle – displayed with the correct perspective and clearly recognisable.
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 generated ray bundles onto the windscreen. Lenses separate the portions for the close and far range display levels. A device called the AR creator, a high-speed processing unit, positions the symbols in the display window. To do this, it uses data from the front camera, radar sensor and navigation map. The displays are stabilised with respect to the vehicle’s movements and adapted to the geometry of the optical projection system.