On the outside the Golf R Touch concept looks almost identical to the 2015 Golf R, with the exception of its nifty paintwork, but inside you’ll see something completely different.
On the outside the Golf R Touch concept looks almost identical to the 2015 Golf R, with the exception of its nifty paintwork, but inside you’ll see something completely different. Debuting at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the Golf R Touch previews VW’s next-generation connected cockpit.
VW says that the goal the Golf R Touch was to design an interior and infotainment concept that would fulfill seemingly contradictory requirements. Despite the continually growing complexity and number of functions, this concept was intended to reduce driver distractions while attaining maximum personalization and intuitive operation in the car. The vehicle was created in which nearly all controls are implemented via touchscreens and sensor switches.
The Golf R Touch’s interior is equipped with three displays: the 12.8-inch infotainment system touchscreen; an 8-inch Control Center that provides touch controls for the climate control and media functions; and a 12.3-inch Active Information Display. The layouts of the central touchscreen and the Active Info Display can be customized rapidly, just as on a smartphone or tablet today. The same is true of the entire color staging in the interior.
The interior also features cameras that continuously monitor the interior, well mainly the driver’s hands. The camera feed and proximity sensors enables the driver to perform many functions via gestures.
VW hasn’t confirmed any production plans for the new cockpit.