Standard driver assistance systems. Every ID.4 Pro 4MOTION leaves the factory with a large package of assistance systems. It comprises swerve support, the oncoming vehicle braking when turning function, Adaptive Cruise Control ACC “stop & go”, the acoustic parking assistant, the Driver Alert System, “Front Assist” emergency braking assistant with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, “Lane Assist”, and “Car2X”, which identifies traffic signs and warns of local traffic hazards. The latter of these functions allows appropriately equipped cars to inform each other of critical situations via the close-range radio standard Wi-Fi p.
The Assistance Package. The Assistance Package includes more functions: the alarm system with interior monitoring, proactive passenger protection system, “Keyless Access” locking system, “Rear View” camera, and “Park Assist Plus with memory function”. When passing by at a moderate speed, it identifies suitable parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. The driver need only stop, step on the brakes, and activate the parking procedure. The assistant then uses surround sensors to park the car; it takes total charge of the steering, acceleration, braking and driving mode selection. The system can also complete interrupted parking manoeuvres and extract the car from parallel parking spaces.
“Park Assist Plus with memory function”. The launch of the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION is followed by “Park Assist Plus with memory function”. With it, the electric SUV can learn up to five individual parking manoeuvres. The memory function notes parking manoeuvres below 40 km/h and of up to 50 metres in length, such as the route into a garage. The driver must only drive this route once and save it as a parking procedure. The car can then repeat that manoeuvre independently. The person at the wheel must simply monitor the procedure.
“Travel Assist with Swarm Data”*. “Travel Assist with Swarm Data”*, which will also follow after the market launch, is another high-end assistance system. It actively keeps the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION in the centre of its lane; to do so, it adapts the driving and can guide the car to the left or right within its lane. It can also maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front and ensure car does not exceed the top speed configured. The system comes with an adaptive cruise control and cornering assistant. This allows it to adjust the speed of the E-SUV to the speed limits and layout of the road, such as corners and roundabouts.
The new assistance system can use high-precision swarm data, which is generated anonymously by hundreds of thousands of vehicles from the Volkswagen Group. This fleet gathers mapping data with features of the traffic environment – such as traffic signs and boundary lines – and automatically sends them to a Cloud. From there, they are tailored individually to every participating Volkswagen model that is currently travelling on the corresponding sections of road. When the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION receives swarm data, “Travel Assist”* can also support the driver on roads with just one recognised lane marking. In this case, for example, the assistance system is also available on country roads without central lane markings.
Independent lane change. “Travel Assist with Swarm Data”* uses the rear radar sensors and ultrasonic sensors on the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION. With them, it is able to keep an eye on relevant traffic and actively support the driver when changing lane on the motorway at speeds above 90 km/h. Just one touch of the indicator is enough to start the procedure. Prerequisite is that the sensors have not identified any objects in the vicinity of the car and that the capacitive steering wheel senses the driver’s hands. The ID.4 Pro 4MOTION then independently steers itself into the desired lane; the driver can step in at any time and take control of the manoeuvre.