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    Volkswagen to unveil a new electric self-driving car concept at Detroit auto show

    by V3Cars Team on Monday, Jan 02 2017

    After the recent Fuel Cell cars, the latest buzz in the global car market is the self-driving car technology. While the global auto behemoths are more than eager to roll out their self-driving car models, the global tech giants are engaged in the rat race to introduce their fully automated car technology first. Several global car majors are currently all engaged in heavy research and development to roll out their self-driving car model in the market, while many of them have joined a global group to make the longtime dream of self-driving or driverless cars a reality.

    After the recent Fuel Cell cars, the latest buzz in the global car market is the self-driving car technology. While the global auto behemoths are more than eager to roll out their self-driving car models, the global tech giants are engaged in the rat race to introduce their fully automated car technology first. Several global car majors are currently all engaged in heavy research and development to roll out their self-driving car model in the market, while many of them have joined a global group to make the longtime dream of self-driving or driverless cars a reality. German auto major Volkswagen has also joined the self-driving car bandwagon. Volkswagen is still struggling to get past its huge emission cheating scandal, and is trying hard to impress the world with great new car models which also include new electric cars.

    The German car major is getting ready with alluring new all-electric concept cars to expand its lineup soon. The company had quite recently unveiled a concept model in the new I.D. range at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and has just released a teaser image of a new model. This new electric vehicle concept model will be able joining the self-driving bandwagon, if and when it launches in the market, as per Volkswagen.

    As per a company statement this I.D. concept model will have full autonomous driving capabilities in the future. It further said that when the Volkswagen logo is pressed lightly, the EV’s electrically retractable steering wheel will disappear into the dashboard. This will let the human driver relax, while the laser scanners, cameras as well as ultrasonic and radar sensors of the car monitor the road, surroundings and other vehicles and pedestrians.

    VW is also not keeping the new EV’s unveiling ground as a secret and has already confirmed that the company will be displaying it at of the largest platforms of the auto industry that is the North American Auto Show.

     

    The company has said that the I.D. concept electric vehicle in Detroit will forge the links between the legendary foundation of Volkswagen and its exhilarating future. Further adding that the vehicle’s overall concept is revolutionary, as it amalgamates good amount of space for comfortable travel along with a long driving range. This will evoke a great new feeling of freedom, while with zero emissions it will also usher in a new era of green mobility system.

    The official images that Volkswagen has posted don't reveal the full electric vehicle concept. However, by whatever the pictures show, it can safely say that the vehicle looks very futuristic.

    While a whole lot of global auto majors are currently working hard to offer advanced green cars as well as autonomous car models. However, Volkswagen’s task is this field is more challenging than others as it is also working on cleaning its stained brand name. VW is one of the world's biggest automakers which drove towards a "clean diesel" strategy and then got caught installing deceit devices in some of its vehicles. VW is now stressing on EVs and autonomous cars to get back into positive limelight.


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