SKODA VISION iV
The all-electric VISION iV concept study offers a look ahead at ŠKODA’s electric future.
By introducing its first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform, ŠKODA is taking the next step in its journey towards eMobility. The four door crossover coupé impresses with sporty, emotive lines and exudes a feeling of spaciousness. A dynamic driving experience is ensured by all-wheel drive and two electric motors outputting 225 kW (306 PS).
ŠKODA AUTO is entering the era of eMobility in 2019 – marking a milestone in the brand’s 124 year history.
The ŠKODA SUPERB featuring plug-in hybrid drive and the all-electric ŠKODA CITIGO are the Czech manufacturer’s first electrified models. ŠKODA’s first model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform will follow in 2020. Over the next four years, ŠKODA AUTO will invest around two billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services – the largest investment in the brand’s history – and will have launched ten electrified models by the end of 2022.
ŠKODA has equipped the VISION iV with technology for a new level of safety and comfort.
Comprehensive connectivity features enable the car to communicate with other road users and vehicles as well as with infrastructure such as traffic control centres, meaning the car can respond to what is happening in traffic quicker and more precisely. In addition, numerous assistance systems support the VISION iV when either the driver is behind the wheel or it is driving and parking autonomously.
Modern laser scanners and radar sensors enable the car to accurately assess its surroundings. A high-performance computer with a great deal of processing capacity interprets the data. Assistance systems such as Traffic Jam Assist therefore work particularly precisely and quickly. The ŠKODA VISION iV can be driven autonomously at level 3. This means it can completely take over steering on motorways, for example. Here, the systems control overtaking and evasive manoeuvres, accelerate and apply the brakes. In dangerous situations, the driver is prompted to take over the steering wheel again within a defined time frame. From level 3, vehicles also communicate automatically with other vehicles, allowing them to inform one another of potential dangers. In addition, the ŠKODA VISION iV can also communicate with infrastructure.
The VISION iV is perfectly aligned with the needs of modern society and fully integrates smartphones as part of its operating and infotainment concept. The doors can be unlocked using a smartphone as a digital key. Inside the vehicle, the driver and front passenger’s mobile devices can be placed in the centre console, where they are inductively charged and wirelessly integrated into the latest-generation infotainment system. Furthermore, the VISION iV can be controlled using gestures, and – thanks to intelligent speech recognition with online support – can understand entire sentences and even dialects.
Upon opening the VISION iV, the driver is greeted by a specific welcome logo visible on the seemingly floating display. A permanent 5G connection enables the use of ŠKODA’s numerous online services such as Infotainment Online and Care Connect. Infotainment Online provides Online Traffic Information in real time, weather reports or information about available parking spaces, for example. Care Connect includes Proactive Service and remote vehicle access via the ŠKODA Connect app or web portal.