The new air conditioning system has smart air valves that can do many intelligent things. For example, the Volkswagen ID7 can tell when the driver is coming up with the key and start cooling or heating the passenger area before the passengers even get in the car. The system can also change based on where the sun is in the sky.
The air conditioning system is an essential part of modern cars. It keeps the electric vehicle at a comfortable temperature all year long. Volkswagen takes it one step further with the new ID7, which uses an air conditioning system for the first time that cools or heats the passenger area faster before the trip starts.
This is possible because the air valves in the passenger area are controlled electronically. As soon as the driver approaches with the key, the air in the passenger area is spread out. The new automatic climate control system is intelligent and can be controlled by voice commands. It also considers where the sun is and what the user wants. The result is more comfort, which raises the bar for the class.
In early January, Volkswagen showed a concept car of the new ID7 for the first time at CES in Las Vegas. The electric car was covered up, but you could still see what it looked like.
Volkswagen board member Kai Grünitz, who is in charge of development, says that the Volkswagen ID7 shows how important it is to the company to offer innovative technology and customer-focused innovations in the upper middle class of the high-volume segment.
Volkswagen ID7 can turn on the car's air conditioning before people enter. On hot days, the cabin is cooled down, and on cold days, it is warmed up. If you open the door when it's hot outside, the intelligent air vents in the passenger area quickly spread the air over a large area by moving horizontally.
When the passengers are sitting in the car, the airflow can go directly to the body or indirectly cool the passenger compartment, depending on what the passenger wants. The ID7 is the first Volkswagen car to have a control system that is this smart.
The ID7's new 15-inch infotainment screen has the climate control function on the main operating level and can be used with a simple finger tap. All smart air valves can be controlled digitally at the exhaust using the clear, quick menu for the air conditioning. The strength and direction of the air currents can be intuitively changed and saved for each person. Touch controls that are backlit can be used to change the temperature.
The voice can turn on the air conditioning system, which is controlled digitally. "Smart Climates" are a way to keep track of special requests. If the words "Hello Volkswagen, my hands are cold" are heard, a program that turns on the steering wheel heater is chosen. Then, for about five minutes, hot air will be blown on the hands of the wheel.
The new Volkswagen ID7 saves each user's settings under the name "Personalizations." This includes how the automatic air conditioning is set up. This is helpful if more than one person is driving the car.
When the smart system's automatic function is turned on, it responds to the weather. For example, a sensor near the windshield can measure the angle at which the sun hits the car when it is hot outside, and the sun is strong. If the sun is shining on one side of the car, the ID7 adjusts the air conditioning even more for the warmer areas: first, to the area of the passenger compartment where the sun is shining, and then in a second step, to the people inside the car.
The Volkswagen ID7 is the sixth member of the all-electric ID family. It comes after Volkswagen ID3, ID4, ID5, ID6 (only in China), and ID Buzz. Volkswagen's second global electric car based on the MEB electric car platform will be the ID7, which will come after the ID4. The Volkswagen ID7 is set to make its world debut in the second quarter of 2023. Later in 2023, the market will open in China and Europe. In 2024, it will open in North America.