The pleasantly designed test vehicle welcomes passengers with a wood-look floor and curtains. Passengers are seated on comfortable inter-city seating with high seat backrests. At the same time it is very robust with a back shell as well as a durable fabric. With high-quality climate control and double glazing as well as Coach MediaRouter for internet access - a pleasant climate and good entertainment are provided. The cockpit of the new Intouro is driver-oriented and ergonomically perfect, even in its version as a functional intercity bus. In terms of appearance and equipment, everything from the multifunction steering wheel to the electronic parking brake take it up to touring coach standard.
Episode 17 of 9:11 Magazine - Insights from Chief Designer Michael Mauer
Porsche inspires people all over the world. As part of the Porsche Unseen project, Chief Designer Michael Mauer provides insights into the Porsche philosophy, with which visions are fostered and followed through to the production model.
The all-new Mégane E-TECH Electric is a new comer in the EV world. As such, it is part of an ecosystem where the vehicle represents a hardware platform housing state-of-the-art software and optimized connectivity to deliver new experiences. Thanks to the new CMF-EV platform, Mégane E-TECH Electric offers great roominess on the inside and dynamism on the road with its direct yet precise steering. Much like a smartphone, the All-new Mégane E-TECH Electric merges seamlessly into the digital ecosystem of its user. It is a high-tech vehicle always ready to serve, thanks to its new OpenR display and its new OpenR Link multimedia system, developed with Google and based on Android Automotive OS, comes with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built-in for a helpful, personalized and seamless driving experience.
A number of new technologies optimize the precision and control of the chassis in a wide variety of weather and road conditions. The standard electronic damper control (Electronic Control Suspension, ECS) in the GT-line version increases comfort and safety thanks to the continuous damping control. The system reacts to body movements and steering inputs and changes the damping behavior at lightning speed in order to counteract the vehicle's diving, pitching and rolling movements when cornering. It also adjusts the damping force in the case of obstacles in order to cope with them as comfortably as possible and to reduce the influence of post-vibrations on the wheels. A premiere for the Sportage is the “All-Terrain-Mode”, which will be available for the plug-in hybrid version with all-wheel drive. The system offers intelligent support when driving off-road or on snow by automatically optimizing the vehicle settings depending on the selected mode and thus helping the SUV to achieve maximum traction on muddy, sandy or snowy surfaces.