Volkswagen shares details on new BUDD-e microbus concept model

April 16th, 2016 by

Volkswagen microbus concept model

First revealed earlier this year, the Volkswagen BUDD-e microbus concept model made its New York Auto Show Debut late last month, offering new details on the highly anticipated Volkswagen microbus concept model. Not only does the model offer the spacious interior fans of the original VW bus have been asking for, but it does so while taking in-car technology to the next level.

New Technology

Designed to appeal to VW enthusiasts both young and old, the BUDD-e microbus will be the first VW model based on the new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB), which has been designed specifically for plug-in vehicles, offering new and improved range capability. With the MEB system, the concept microbus is estimated by the EPA to be capable of achieving a range of 233 miles, making it quite the game-changer for the EV segment.

That’s not all the microbus has in store for technology fans, either. The interior of the BUDD-e features a wide range of new technology not yet seen in the VW line. Technology will be a big staple inside the new microbus, with multiple innovative touchscreen displays and the models new control system. Inside this vehicle, pushing buttons and flipping switches will be a thing of the past as this new model will feature only touch and gesture control system. With this new system, controlling your vehicle and infotainment system will be as easy as waving your hand.

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Other great tech to be included in the VW microbus include:

  •        e-Mirror, which uses an integrated rearview camera rather than a tradition standard mirror.
  •        Multi-functional steering wheel 3.0, which is completely switchless. Functions normally found on the steering wheel can be activated with pressure or swipe gestures.
  •        Raised buttons on the operating stack surface replace the traditional shift paddle.
  •        Sensors are able to recognize specific people as the approach the vehicle with the gesture control system.

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[Read more: Volkswagen News]

A vehicle such as this just goes to how far Volkswagen technology has come. While this model offer so much in terms of technology, it still harkens back to its VW origins with its reminiscent styling elements.

If you want to learn more about this and other Volkswagen concept models, be sure to check out the rest of our blog, where you’ll find plenty of info on Volkswagen’s new and upcoming models.

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