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Electric cars are silent, and that's a problem. Yeah, it's a problem for pedestrians (who can't hear them coming), but it's a real problem for electric car owners, who want their cars to sound like the amount of money that they paid. When Audi's R8 e-tron becomes available, that will be a lot of money, so Audi is inventing a new sound to match.
Unless you live in a fantastic and coordinated city like Portland, Oregon, you're likely familiar with the phenomenon of idiotic traffic lights that conspire to turn red just as you approach to make way for zero cars coming the other way. It's not just annoying, it's also bad for the ol' environment, and intelligent traffic lights could make a big difference.
A factory tour is always a popular tourist attraction. The team at the Volkswagen Group take it to a new level with the Autostadt — an attraction adjacent to their factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. While there's a lot to see, the major wow factor comes in with a peek at the two 200 foot tall glass silos that store new Volkswagens.