ID.3 and ID.4 are the first Volkswagen models to be equipped with the new ID. Light as standard. The ID. Light lighting strip consists of 54 multi-coloured LEDs and is positioned along the underside of the windscreen. It is therefore only visible in the driver's peripheral field of vision or at certain angles from the outside. Best of all, thanks to different colours and patterns, the ID. Light shows signals that the driver and front passenger pick up intuitively so that they can concentrate even better on the road and traffic.
How the new ID. models
communicate with the vehicle occupants
via a light strip
Digital assistants are increasingly taking over our everyday lives. They are the little helpers that play us our favourite songs on demand, tell us the weather or control the heating and lights in our homes. They often show whether they are receiving or communicating directly with us by means of a coloured light ring. This feature has also arrived in the latest generation of electric vehicles, the ID. family, in a very similar form – as ID. Light. This is a narrow light strip under the windscreen designed to intuitively assist the vehicle occupants. The ID. Light uses different light pulses to signal whether the car is ready to drive, which direction – according to the navigation system – it should turn next or whether the battery is currently being charged.
We wanted to develop an assistant, a companion in the vehicle, that presents all the necessary information at exactly the right time in such a way that it can be intuitively understood by the driver.