VW's Latest Self-Driving Concept Car Has No Steering Wheel

Gladys Abbott
February 21, 2018

The Vizzion concept is the fourth and largest member of the electrified I.D. family, but it's remarkably different than its brethren. The 111 kWh lithium-ion batteries enable a range of up to 413 miles when regenerative braking is factored in.

There's the I.D., which is a Golf-sized vehicle expected to be their first mass-market EV in 2020, there's also the crossover all-electric I.D.

Like the rest of Volkswagen's I.D. family, the Vizzion is created to be electric.

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The electric Volkswagen Vizzion production cars to be sold in China, perhaps with extended wheelbases to match the demands of that market, will be built in China as well. The sketches of the interior of the auto indicate a complete absence of driver controls - no steering or pedals.

Volkswagen has previewed the I.D. Vission concept ahead of this year's Geneva Motor Show - a fully autonomous concept vehicle propelled by a purely electric powertrain. Meet the I.D. Vizzion, the latest autonomous concept that showcases VW's claim for "future individual mobility". The I.D. Vizzion concept vehicle features no steering wheel or visible controls, and would instead be driven by a "digital chauffeur" who affords it full autonomy. VIZZION concept at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.

It's the first model in the ID range to go without driver controls - the interior has four seats, with no pedals, steering wheel or infotainment for the driver or front-seat passenger. A virtual host, with which passengers communicate via voice and gesture control, knows the personal preferences of the vehicle guests - thanks to complete embedding into the digital eco-system - and it adapts to each of them individually. Its top speed is 180 km/h. It will start with a small, compact vehicle, and will follow that up with an SUV and a larger sedan.

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