Volkswagen looks to the future at CES 2016
Volkswagen stays on course for innovation. The world premiere of the BUDD-e shows the next step towards the mobility of the future. Its newly developed electric drive enables a driving range of up to 533 kilometers (NEDC) / 233 Miles (EPA estimated real-world driving range). The all-wheel drive vehicle's system has a total power output of 235 kW/317 PS. With the batteries located in the vehicle floor, the concept permits entirely new, unrestricted forms of interior design. “We are developing completely new and unique vehicle concepts – especially designed for long-distance electromobility,” said Dr. Diess. The BUDD-e is a modern interpretation of the first Volkswagen bus. One of its highlights is the charging cycle. It is possible to charge the battery to 80 percent of its capacity within just around 30 minutes.
The Volkswagen zero-emission van opens the window to 2019 BUDD-e gets the Internet of Things, and thus the whole world, on board
- BUDD-e is the first concept car based on the new MEB Modular Electric Drive Kit
- Interactive and networked world of infotainment opens a window to the year 2019
Ten key facts – The BUDD-e in keywords
The zero-emission van is the first Volkswagen concept car based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB).
Electric Four-Wheel Drive
BUDD-e has electric four-wheel drive; the front electric motor produces 100 kW, while the rear motor produces 125 kW.
The energy content of the battery (92.4 kWh) enables a range of up to 233 miles (EPA estimated real-world driving range) or 533 kilometers (NEFZ).
With the BUDD-e Volkswagen creates a new human-machine interface (HMI) as a pioneering instrument and operating concept.
The Active Info Display and head unit (infotainment system) merge into an interactive world.
Internet of Things
BUDD-e demonstrates the car in the Internet of Things. Smart Home allows you to access your home from the car.
Start of Songs
Using a tablet and the Volkswagen Travel App it is possible to program songs to start exactly at specific points on your route.
Gesture Control 2.0
Gesture control 2.0 allows the car to be operates intuitively. Even the doors can be opened with a gesture.
New Touch System
The multifunction steering wheel's new touch system corresponds with the HMI and makes operation more intuitive than ever before.
Clean design breathes the brand's history, while simultaneously setting its sights firmly on the immediate future.
Bringing gesture control to mass production cars:
The e-Golf Touch has some surprises in store with a new infotainment system of the next generation
- Volkswagen will offer one of the world's first compact cars to feature gesture control
- The new infotainment system has a configurable 9.2-inch home screen
Parallel to this, Volkswagen presented the e-Golf Touch, which is based on the production model. With its state-of-the-art
infotainment system the e-Golf Touch reflects one of the key connectivity trends of the near future. Not only does the e-Golf Touch have innovative gesture control, it also features a further developed version of the Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB) with a 9.2-inch display. This touch display merges the operating worlds of smartphones and automobiles.
The future will also be characterized by automated driving. "It will be part of our everyday lives and will change mobility completely. Volkswagen has a lot of ideas how to use these cutting edge technologies and bring them to our customers", says Dr. Diess.
Ten Key Facts – e-Golf Touch / Infotainment News
Volkswagen presents the world premiere of the close-to-production version of a newly developed infotainment system generation.
The top system of the new infotainment generation will also be launched with gesture control in compact cars.
The infotainment system presented in the e-Golf Touch is – apart from a few details – already the system that is set to go into the future production model.
High Resolution Touchscreen
The new top system has a high resolution 9.2-inch touchscreen (1280 x 640 pixels) with a stylish glass surface.
The new top system's home screen can be configured, and the display content can be displayed in function tiles.
These function tiles on the 9.2-inch screen can be configured to contain content on ten different themes (e.g. Music or Phone).
Volkswagen plans to launch a new voice control system with an improved control concept for the new Golf in the early summer.
New "electronic voice amplification" will make it much easier to communicate with the passengers sitting in the back.
In future, it will be possible to save the personalization of a Volkswagen in the cloud and thus transfer it to other cars.
Smartphone notifications will also make it possible to read and reply to SMSs while driving.