Intuitive controls. Volkswagen’s ID. SPACE VIZZION heralds the dawn of the all-digital cockpit. Systematic digitalisation makes operating the vehicle more intuitive than ever before. All drivers will be able to get to grips with the full range of features in the ID. SPACE VIZZION quickly and easily – bringing new freedom to an increasingly complex world. The straightforward logic of the controls is reflected in the new care-free lightness of the interior design. You can create a bespoke visual appearance in the interior using background lighting with a spectrum of 30 colours. For the first time ever, individual colours can be assigned to touch-activated surfaces in the central Infotainment system for functions such as media or phone. Natural voice control is another important tool for operating the vehicle.
A conscious paradigm shift. Volkswagen’s technical revolution in production vehicles, which was launched with the new Golf and the new ID.3, continues in the interior of the ID. SPACE VIZZION. The aim is to provide uncompromisingly intuitive and straightforward controls. The focus here is on people. There are five central control components – the interactive ID. Light, a multifunction steering wheel with capacitive touch panels, an Augmented Reality (AR) head-up display as the primary source of driver information, a digital mini display as a secondary display for the driver, and a 15.6-inch touchscreen.
Multifunction steering wheel and changing gears
Gear changes on the steering wheel. The new multifunction steering wheel is equipped with capacitive touch panels. In a radical departure, the right-hand steering column switch now becomes a gear knob. And it is easier and more intuitive than ever before – turn the steering column switch one notch forward out of the neutral position (N) to activate drive mode(D); turn itagaintoactivate energyrecoverymode (B); thepark position P (including parking brake) is activated by pressing the side of the steering column switch. Furthermore, the following applies: because the gear-change function is now on the right, the windscreen wiper function migrates to the left-hand steering column switch for the first time ever in a Volkswagen.
The AR head-up display
The cockpit reinvented. Volkswagen has done away with the traditional large cockpit layout in front of the driver in the ID. SPACE VIZZION. Instead, the usual cockpit position is occupied by a narrow mini display containing basic information such as the speed and the battery charge level. Innovatively, all of the information required for driving is clearly displayed on the AR head-up display, which replaces the traditional cockpit layout in the ID. SPACE VIZZION. The AR head-up display makes it much easier for the driver to focus on the key information, as the relevant data including the current speed is shown in a large format, making it the primary display. Certain information such as navigation instructions are now shown only on the AR head-up display. Augmented reality makes it possible to project navigation instructions onto the virtual space in front of the ID. SPACE VIZZION. Pictograms such as a turning arrow can also be displayed in the visual field when the driver actually needs to make a turn.The ID. Light
Intuitive perception. The driver automatically and intuitively takes other key information from the ID. Light – an interactive light strip between the A-pillars. The ID. Light also provides the vehicle with a way to give feedback – greeting the driver upon entry (welcome scenario), indicating that the silent motors are operational, saying goodbye when the driver leaves the vehicle (goodbye scenario), interacting visually with voice control to help the driver, and of course displaying importantinformation from the assistance systems in the driver’s peripheral vision. Different colours are used depending on the function. The ID. Light highlights the instructions issued by driver assistance systems and navigation, provides information on the battery charge level, and notifies the driver of brake prompts or incoming telephone calls. Navigation example: the ID. Light flashes to recommend that you change lanes; the system can also warn the driver if their car is in the wrong lane. Voice control example: the driver and front passenger receive feedback on their voices in the form of a light signal. The light indicates whether the voice control assistant is responding to the driver or the front passenger. Colours are also used in line with intuitive perception – green indicates a fully charged battery while red is used for braking prompts.
The ID. Light performs the following functions while stationary:
- Hello and goodbye animation
- Instruction to apply brakes
- Vehicle’s drive system
- Lock and unlock
- Visual representation of the charging process (six elements from 0–100%)
The ID. Light performs the following functions while driving:
- Brake prompts (Autonomous Emergency Braking)
- Navigation instructions (lane changing, turning instruction)
- Assists voice control
- Incoming telephone call
- Energy-saving mode (the vehicle cannot continue travelling at higher speeds if the battery capacity falls below a minimum limit, so as to maximise the range). This programme is also called “absolute reserve mode”
The Infotainment system
As simple as a smartphone. All information, entertainment, comfort and online functions and vehicle settings are grouped together on the central 15.6-inch touchscreen. The driver and front passenger can use the touch slider on this screen to intuitively change the temperature of the air conditioning system and the volume of the sound system. The Infotainment system of tomorrow not only offers maximum intuitive operation, but also a high level of customisation options coupled with interactive online support. The Infotainment system in the ID. SPACE VIZZION uses an online connectivity unit with integrated eSIM to network with the online features and services from Volkswagen We. We Connect and We Connect Plus.
Maximum customisation. The ID. SPACE VIZZON recognises the driver on the basis of the vehicle key or mobile key and adjusts to their settings before setting off. The driver can go to a central home screen to set up personalised touch-activated fields (tiles) on three different levels and use these to control all the Infotainment system functions. The colour spectrum of the Infotainment system also changes according to the selected background lighting colour. If the ID. SPACE VIZZION detects a stressful situation – such as rush hour traffic jams – the system suggests switching to a relaxation mode in which a relaxing background lighting shade is activated. Another new features is the tile for We Experience – a We Connect service. This function proactively reminds the driver of appointments. If required, it also provides information on a range of points of interest along the route – to visit a particularly worthwhile museum or an exhibition, for example.
Smart Climate. It goes without saying that the on-board air conditioning system is also regulated. The new ID. SPACE VIZZION comes with Smart Climate, which is now fitted as standard in the new Golf. The user can simply say “fresh air” or touch a corresponding touch-activated surface to get a fresh breeze blowing through the interior. Other default Smart Climate settings include “cool quickly”, “cool feet”, “warm feet”, “warm hands”, “demist the windscreen” and “quick heating”. No less intuitively, the ventilation system can be controlled using a virtual interior with a touchscreen.