The SSP will eventually be used for around 80% of the Group’s models and, as such, is being developed to accommodate a wider range of vehicle sizes than the MEB or PPE. It has also been described as a “flat” platform to allow lower and more dynamic models.
A major goal is to ensure that SSP cars can be lowered and therefore more aerodynamically efficient to increase range, allowing Artemis and Trinity iterations to take the form of lowered sedan type vehicles.
The SSP architecture will use the Group’s new battery design concept, which can accommodate cells made with different anode materials to meet a variety of ranges and charging needs. Trinity will be equipped with relatively large and efficient batteries using materials that will allow it to achieve its “high end” goal and fast charging goals.
But SSP’s goals go beyond the physical platform, with an emphasis on fully integrating mechanics with Volkswagen’s next generation of vehicle software.
The Car.Software division recently created by the Group is investing heavily in the development of the tailored VW.OS operating system that will be used in all of its electric vehicles. Although development has been disjointed, with a series of software issues delaying the launch of the ID 3, Volkswagen believes developing its own software will be key to becoming a leader in EV technology.
The first version of VW.OS was released with ID 3 last year, and version 1.2 will be released with the PPE platform next year. Volkswagen is working on a brand new version, VW.OS 2.0, which will be launched on the SSP-based Audi Artemis model in 2024. It will offer increased levels of connectivity and will be able to use shared data collected from the Connected Group. cars expected on the road by then.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-26 23:01:23