Just before his death, Steve Jobs is reported to have said that he wanted to make an Apple-crafted car. Volkswagen is helping the late innovator deliver on that promise.
This Volkswagen is unreal: it looks like the future, and drives like it to, achieving a staggering 261 MPG. And you'll be able to buy it.
There is a long list of items born as part of the space program that have gone on to everyday use. Memory foam. Ear thermometers. The list goes on. Now, a new safety sensor originally used for spacecraft's wings is adapted by an automaker to improve the safety of its cars.
Volkswagen's mini Darth Vader commercial for last year's Super Bowl was such a hit, that the carmaker has decided to continue using the force at this year's event. This time they have gone to the dogs, with a canine choir that gives a ter-ruff-ic performance of Darth Vader's Imperial March.
Remember how Nevada was considering a law to allow self-driving vehicles on the state's roads? Well, the law passed, but we still don't have any proper self-driving cars to take advantage of it. With a system such as the one Volkswagen is testing, we may be closer.
Advertising people are always trying new ways to make their product stand out, but this is the first time I've ever seen them suggest that you actually eat the ad.
Tank treads on skateboards and tank treads on wheelchairs? We've seen virtually every possible transport ever created, but this jarring Volkswagen bus tank is completely nuts — in a good way.
Unlike most concept cars, Volkswagen's XL1 will be making that difficult jump from fantasy to reality. It's going to get produced, and when it does, it'll be the most efficient production car on the planet.
As much as we'd like for everyone to be five-feet ten and taller, we have to come to grips with reality — there are a lot of short people walking around the globe. Volkswagen is messing around with the idea of miniaturizing its cars to possibly draw attention to building smaller cars for people who are short.
Plenty of cars are now featuring parking assist systems that slowly, carefully direct your car into a parking spot. You've also seen cars thrown into a reverse powerslide and then slipped into a parking spot, but pretty much only in...