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Thread: Future Global Bestseller ID.4?

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    i would have one ..

    count me in ... is there a release date for OZ for the id3 and 4 ? i also like the skoda Eynaq... mayeb even better that the 1d4 ? i hope that the gov come to the party and encourage Evs rather than discourage ....

    electric Amarok maybe !!

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    I've rented/driven a few Teslas in the US and Australia (including a Model S P90D) - just had my Model 3 deposit refunded the other day too (from when they were in pre-release - too small/tight/uncomfortable). Telsas have awesome performance and automation, but lack the details/feel to back it up - hard touch surfaces, "vegan leather" (aka vinyl) etc.

    My ideal VW would have the looks, comfort and tech of an Arteon, handle like an R36 and have the raw power/torque/throttle response, violent acceleration, "fuel economy" and self driving ability of a Model S with Ludicrous mode. If VW could offer this at a half reasonable price, I'd be very happy.

    Hopefully VW will have something exciting on offer by the time I'm ready to replace the Arteon.

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    Was using the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) in the Arteon today and it has improved a bit since I first tried VW tech in a loaner Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg - my experience then was "OMG it's trying to kill me!" .. had test driven a Tesla a few weeks prior and assumed it'd be similar.

    The Arteon is still not as good at "self-driving" as a Tesla, but has improved. I only had to hit the brakes once - it slowed down correctly behind a car stopped at a red light, but strangely accelerated a bit toward the end at ~30km/hr, which made me really nervous and I took over the brakes.

    Got me thinking about the fact that the car in front had it's brake lights on... As a human driver, as soon as the car in front puts it's brakes on, my foot goes straight from the accelerator to hovering-over/applying the brake.

    It wouldn't be too hard for the VW engineers to capture enough forward-facing footage in a variety of light conditions (and car-in-front colors etc) to train a convolution network ("AI") to detect brake lights on the car in front. IMO the ACC should (practically) never accelerate when the car in front has it's brake lights on.

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