Volkswagen ID.7 takes car air conditioning to the next level
Just say "my hands are cold" and the air flow will change accordingly in minutes
Volkswagen recently presented the new ID.7 which uses an air conditioning system that performs faster cooling or heating of the vehicle interior before the start of a journey.
Among other things, this is made possible by electronically controlled air vents that distribute the air throughout the vehicle interior as soon as the driver approaches with the key.
The new, smart automated air conditioning system also reacts to voice commands and takes into account the position of the sun as well as individual user preferences. The result is an increase in comfort with which the new electric saloon will set standards in its class.
If the door is opened in conditions with high outside temperatures, the smart air vents in the cockpit distribute the air quickly over a large area by means of dynamic horizontal movements.
When the passengers are seated in the car, the air flow can be redirected straight at the body or used for indirect ventilation of the interior space, according to the preference. The ID.7 is the first Volkswagen model with such an intelligent control system.
The climate control function is located on the uppermost operating level of the new 38-centimetre (15-inch) infotainment display of the ID.7.
This means that it is always visible and can be activated by simple tapof a finger. Using the clear air conditioning context menu, all smart air vents can be digitally controlled at the outlets.
The digitally controlled air conditioning system can be activated by voice control. Special wishes are stored as “Smart Climates”.
For example, a program is selected that activates the steering wheel heating if the command “Hello Volkswagen, my hands are cold” is spoken. This will initiate warm air directed at the hands on the steering wheel for around five minutes.
Following the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 (only in China) and the ID. Buzz, the ID.7 will be the sixth model of the all-electric ID. family.
After the ID.4, it will be the second global vehicle from Volkswagen based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). The world premiere of the ID.7 is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. The market launch of the electric saloon in China and Europe is planned for this year. North America will follow in 2024.