Volkswagen has just released new videos highlighting different features of the ID.3, its 100% electric model, which is scheduled to be released in early summer (deadline announced before coronablocus).
In these demos, we can especially see the head-up display system (HUD) present in the Max version, the declination which is located at the top of the ID.3 range which has three levels. This feature displays on the augmented reality windshield superimposed on the road an arrow of the directions indicated by the car's GPS navigation system. The display projects real-time visual cues that help the driver navigate to the desired destination without taking his eyes off the road. Far from being a gadget, this system, which we had already experienced in the last generations of Mercedes, brings a real plus in the legibility of navigation, and therefore in comfort and safety.
On the other hand, the video clip also highlights the standard lane-keeping aid system and optional adaptive cruise control systems.
Two screens or nothing
In a second video, Volkswagen presents some of the features of the cockpit and controls of the car. You can see two screens, a large central screen positioned in landscape format at the top of the dashboard above the console, and another, smaller, facing the driver. This shows once again that Tesla's choice to offer only one screen in Model 3 and Model Y (and soon perhaps also in Model S and X and in Cybertruck), some of whom thought it would initiate a trend among competitors, is not followed by other manufacturers, who all offer a driver-facing screen, even if it remains minimalist and displays only the essentials without other distractions (generally navigation and speed ). In ID.3, we can see that most of the commands are now managed by the central touch screen and can be activated either by a simple press of the finger, or by voice commands. Capacitive touch controls on the steering wheel make it easy to adjust driver preferences.
Presumably, they will also be part of the ID.4 electric SUV that will arrive later this year and future Volkswagen cars based on the chassis of the company's MEB electric car.