Helpful Infotainment. The ID.4 GTX rolls off the production line with the Infotainment package, which includes the Discover Pro navigation system. Its built-in Online Route Calculation function plans charging stops so that the driver can arrive at a destination as quickly as possible. The App-Connect function (also standard) enables media to be streamed via a smartphone, which can be embedded in its native environment using Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirror Link. Another module of the Infotainment package is the Comfort mobile phone interface – which is able to connect a smartphone to the vehicle’s electronic system and charge it inductively.
The online services from We Connect Start. The We Connect Start services connect the vehicle to the owner’s smartphone and the traffic infrastructure. The package contains navigation services, including Online Traffic Information, an online map update, and the Charging Stations service, which enables nearby charging stations to be located quickly. With the Online Destination Import service, the driver can transfer POIs from their smartphone to the vehicle using the free We Connect ID. app. Online Route Calculation enables drivers to access predictive route guidance by constantly accessing the current traffic status and forecasts. Thanks to the Internet Radio function, it is easier than ever to find and play stations and podcasts.
Vehicle-related services. The second area of We Connect Start consists of the vehicle-related services. Owners of an ID.4 GTX can program the charging process and electric auxiliary air conditioner to a required departure time using the We Connect ID. app. They can also check the battery charge and the vehicle range.
New electronics platform. The ID.4 GTX’s software and hardware were designed within a brand new architecture. In terms of hardware, two high-performance computers known as ICAS (In-Car Application Servers) are the main components. The software architecture follows the principle of local servers: designed to be a broad service platform, it significantly simplifies the exchange of data and functions between the systems. This allows the customer to download updates to the car after purchase. From summer 2021, Volkswagen will offer owners of ID. vehicles regular updates.
The IQ.Drive assist systems. The assist systems for the ID.4 GTX are pooled under the term IQ.Drive. The standard acoustic Park Distance Control system has an integrated automatic manoeuvre braking system. Other standard features include the lane keeping system Lane Assist, as well as Autonomous Emergency Braking including oncoming vehicle braking when turning and swerve support. A further piece of standard technology is Car2X, which allows the car to exchange information about local hazards with other vehicles and the traffic infrastructure – via the wireless standard WLANp.
Assist and Assist Plus packages.The Assist package contains a rear view camera system, an anti-theft alarm and the keyless locking and starting system Keyless Access. The proactive occupant protection system closes the windows and tensions the seat belts immediately before a crash. The Assist Plus package includes Adaptive Cruise Control ACC stop & go, which regulates the distance to the vehicle in front and also analyses road signs and navigation data. Within the limits of the system, Travel Assist performs the majority of acceleration and braking operations for the driver and uses gentle steering intervention to help the vehicle to stay in the middle of the lane. Side Assist monitors traffic behind and next to the ID.4 GTX. Emergency Assist brings the vehicle to a stop if the person behind the wheel is no longer able to do so. The cameras in the Area View system show the area around the vehicle from a bird’s eye view.