Goodbye Dashboard, Pedals, and Steering Wheel with Volkswagen’s New Car Concept

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German automaker Volkswagen revealed its new I.D. Vizzion car concept at the 2018 International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. The new car concept showed a car that doesn’t have a dashboard, pedals, and a steering wheel.

The company has not detailed the concrete plans about the production version of the car, but the concept shows that it would have self-driving technology and an electric drivetrain that will take a new course in the future of the automotive industry.

Some of the car’s features include the Level 5 autonomy, which means that it can drive on its own without the need for human assistance. It is also built with a 111 kWh lithium-ion battery and is packed with a 302 horsepower engine. For every charge, the car can already run for 413 miles.

The concept also shows that the car can be controlled using gesture controls systems and the passenger’s voice. VW indicated that with artificial intelligence built on the car, it can learn the preference of the passengers as to entertainment, seating preferences, lighting, and climate. It can also control the preferred scents that are usually pumped through the interior of the vehicle.

Volkswagen said in a press release that their new I.D. Vizzion concept is “a vision of what may be possible by the year 2030.”