At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the BUDD-e concept vehicle generated a noticeable buzz. It’s the first Volkswagen concept to be firmly anchored in the smart world of the future – fully electric, fully connected.
Concept BUDD-e in figures
The battery capacity in kilowatt hours (kWh)
The maximum mile range of its newly developed drive unit
235 kW/317 hp
The total system output of the all-wheel drive vehicle
The top track speed in mph of the all-wheel drive vehicle
percent of the battery can be recharged in just 30 minutes
Helping keep an eye on things
With this concept vehicle, you could see what’s happening outside your house from the vehicle’s display long before you arrive at home. Images could be transmitted to the vehicle from a camera at home, which could show who’s knocking on your front door. That can be helpful if you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Through an intercom system, the driver could even inform the guest of the delay and let them in.
At home while on the go
Being on the road with the BUDD-e concept vehicle could feel a bit like having brought your home right along with you. Thanks to VW Car-Net® App-Connect, many smart home functions could be operated via the touchscreen in the vehicle. So even while you’re away on a holiday, you could check whether you locked the door. And check the fridge to see if you still have what you need while you’re on the way home. The transition between the car and your home could become a nearly seamless flow.
Seen in the right light
With a multifunctional touch slider, you could adjust the ambient lighting inside the BUDD-e concept to the color of your choice.