VW’s Project Trinity could be the technical flagship ID.4-badged Tesla model

The Volkswagen Group hints at plans for an electric vehicle from its Volkswagen brand in late 2020 that will be built using highly automated production methods aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs across automaker plants.

As mentioned by the Project Trinity code name, the car is chosen to represent the three main principles, especially the integration of a new platform, new manufacturing process and self-driving technology artificial intelligence, Project Trinity is confirmed to arrive in 2026 and will be Germany. The first car to be built at a state-of-the-art plant at VW’s home in Wolfsburg.

VW brand boss Ralph Brandstator gives some details in an interview with Germany Sunday World Published last year. He said that the price of Project Trinity will start from around 35,000 Euros (about $ 37,000) and will sit on a part similar to Tesla Model 3. A teaser sketch (shown in the main) published at the same time reveals the car as a smooth sedan or hatchback.

Anonymous internal citations, Autocar It was reported on Thursday that Project Trinity will feature a hatch and an ID.4 badge, meaning it will be part of an extended ID.4 family that will include an updated version of the current ID.4 minor crossover.

Volkswagen Project Trinity: Battery-Electric Technology Flagship Working

Volkswagen Project Trinity: Battery-Electric Technology Flagship Working

Although Project Trinity will not ride on the MEB platform which is based on the current ID.4. Instead, it will be the first model based on a highly standardized platform known as SSP (Scalable System Platform). The platform will standardize not only the structure, but also the battery cell and software, and ultimately the VW Group can underpin most vehicles across the brand portfolio.

According to Autocar, a key change with the SSP will be a switch from MEB’s 400-volt system to an 800-volt electrical system. This will enable faster charging time with the MEB platform.

Software, including self-driving technology, will be a defining feature of Project Trinity and the future vehicle of the VW Group. View over-the-air updates, on-demand functions, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, and an in-house operating system known as VW.OS, which is currently being developed by the VW Group’s Cariad software division.

In the case of self-driving technology, VW states that Project Trinity will be technically ready for Level 4 on the SAE scale of self-driving capability, but will not have this capability at launch. Level 4 refers to a vehicle that can operate on its own, although only under certain conditions, the normal is a geofenced area with sufficient map data. A driver must regain control outside of the set condition, which is similar to a Level 3 vehicle. However, a Level 4 car has the added power that it can come to a safe stop if a driver fails to regain control. The ultimate goal is a Level 5 car that will be able to handle all the same conditions a person would expect.

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