Volkswagen’s new electric sedan is sure to turn heads when you drive it around town. He will do the same for anyone inside the car too.
The VW ID.7 (catchy name) is a new electric vehicle from the German automaker with some truly intriguing bells and whistles. First and foremost is its appearance: a multi-colored digital camouflage pattern wraps the car while a QR code sits on the bonnet and both rear passenger windows.
What exactly are QR codes used for? According to VW’s press release, they “provide an interface between the physical and digital worlds.” So okay! More importantly, the exterior of the car has 22 distinct segments that can be individually illuminated, so the car can shine effectively in the dark. You can apparently even hook it up to an audio system and have the car light up to the beat to whatever song you’re listening to.
The fun doesn’t stop outside, however. Step inside the ID.7 and you’ll find an augmented reality HUD on the windshield and a large 15-inch touchscreen to control various aspects of the interior, Tesla-style. The air vents are digitally controlled and can direct air directly to a passenger or indirectly to parts of the car. You can even save air vent profiles for individual users.
As for other air conditioning odds and ends, the ID.7 can automatically detect when you approach with the keys and start cooling or heating automatically before entering. Oh, the steering wheel is also heated.
It’s all very futuristic even if the lighting features and digital camouflage aesthetic are a bit silly. But it wouldn’t be CES without some seriously offbeat concept cars.