Friday, May 10, 2013

Volkswagen's Too Cool Autostadt

If you live in certain parts of Europe, you can get a Volkswagen directly from the factory.   Your car is built to order and then stored in one of these 60 metre/200 feet silos where it awaits your arrival to take delivery.  Among other things you get your car with "zero" on the odometer.

There are two of these silos at the VW car store or Autostadt near the factory in Wolfsburg.   This video shows how the lift fetches a new car for a waiting customer.


Dana said...

It's The Auto-Matrix !!

The Mound of Sound said...

Yeah, Dana, I see how you could get that impression.

I do wonder, though. All machinery is fallible. Who gets to play repair monkey when that apparatus stalls with a vehicle on it 180-feet up?