The vents then move to best heat and cool the cabin as directed, aiming air straight at passengers or elsewhere. They also respond to voice commands, VW said. So if the driver says their hands are cold, the ID7 not only heats the steering wheel, but directs heated air at the driver’s hands.
To draw attention amid the glitz of Las Vegas and CES, VW created a camouflage scheme for the ID7 using conductive and insulating paint layers to make different regions of the vehicle light up on demand. The electroluminescent paint and wiring, which add about 70 pounds to the display vehicle, required 40 layers of paint, engineers told Automotive News before the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The ID7 body was split into 22 zones that could be lit individually, allowing for a rolling light show. Additionally, QR codes embedded into the camouflage directed users to a website providing more information about the ID7.