With its ACCELERATE strategy, Volkswagen is expediting its transformation into a software-oriented mobility provider: The new ID.5 and new ID.5 GTX are the sixth fully electric models to join the ID. family. The Volkswagen ID.5 is the SUV coupé from a brand new generation of vehicles with premium standards. It will be launched as the ID.5 with a rear-wheel drive system with 128 kW (174 PS) or 150 kW (204 PS) and as an all-wheel drive ID.5 GTX with 220 kW (299 PS). Every model in this product line is a strong character, bringing together the qualities of the ID. family in a unique design that is as elegant as it is expressive. The ID.5 delivers a brand new feeling of spaciousness along with pioneering solutions for operation, human-machine interface (HMI), Infotainment and assist systems.
The BMW iX - Interior Design - The focus on people
Generous space, a high-quality mix of materials, newly developed seats with integrated headrests and an exceptionally large panoramic glass roof create a luxurious lounge atmosphere on all five seats in the interior of the BMW iX. The completely newly developed architecture in the interior of the BMW iX enables the presentation of clear and uncomplicated functionality that is completely geared to the needs and emotions of the driver and his fellow passengers. The absence of a center tunnel, made possible by the drive concept, underscores the open feel of the space and creates additional legroom in the front and rear seats as well as space for storage and a center console designed like a high-quality piece of furniture. A reduced design language and clearly structured surfaces bring out the spaciousness of the ambience even more intensely. All displays and controls have been reduced to the essentials, further enhancing the impression of a tidy, relaxing interior. The technology of the BMW iX is used intelligently and only appears when it is needed. This means that it is not perceived as complex, but can be used intuitively. The interior design conveys a feeling of security and familiarity and creates a new kind of bond between the occupants and the vehicle. The principle of Shy Tech is implemented in the interior by invisibly integrated loudspeakers, filigree air vents, heatable surfaces and the projector of the BMW Head-Up Display, which is very homogeneously and almost invisibly embedded in the instrument panel. The hexagonal steering wheel, a rocker switch for selecting the gears and the BMW Curved Display as a component of the next generation of the BMW Operating System immediately signal a forward-looking form of driving pleasure.
Infrared light sensors, high resolution images and a sophisticated algorithm. All this technology is used to find out exactly where people are looking. As we drive, the road must obviously be the main focus. That’s why it’s key to safety to be able to locate everything we’re looking for on the central console of the infotainment system at a glance, from the navigation system to the air conditioning or the radio. “We must guarantee the minimum interaction time with the screen, and to do this the information must be where users intuitively and naturally look for it” says Rubén Martínez, head of SEAT’s Smart Quality department. To accomplish this, they now have an innovative system.
The new model line’s assistance systems perfect ease of driving and safety. Included as standard in the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is the ‘Car2X’ local warning system, which utilises signals from other vehicles and the transport infrastructure to spot hazards in real time. Also included as standard: the ‘Front Assist’ emergency braking function and, in the MPV, the ‘Lane Assist’ lane-keeping assistant. With new software, new assistance functions are also making their way into the ID. family. Available as an option is ‘Travel Assist with swarm data’, which facilitates partially automated driving across the entire speed range and, for the first time, assisted lane-changing on the motorway. Also new: the ‘Memory Function’ for automated parking on a previously saved route.