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Fiat uses Google Street view to photo bomb Volkswagen

Fiat uses Google Street view to photo bomb Volkswagen

Someone at Fiat has a sense of humor, and that can be something rare in the automotive industry. Apparently, Fiat was paying attention to when the Google Street View camera cars were cruising around a Swedish city called Södertälje where VW's Swedish headquarters is located. When it was determined that the Street View vehicles were going to cruise by VW headquarters, someone zipped in and parked a Fiat 500 by the front door.

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Fiat 500L bloats city runabout

Fiat 500L bloats city runabout

If the Fiat 500 can be compared to a Volkswagen New Beetle, then the new Fiat 500L being shown off at the Geneva Motor Show could almost certainly be compared to the Mini Clubman. Fiat’s new offering riffs very clearly off the Mini design, and Fiat are hoping that the increased space and size of the car will appeal to a wider audience.

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Volkswagen eT! mail van follows its user down the road

Volkswagen eT! mail van follows its user down the road

The German Postal Service and Volkswagen have teamed up to bring forth a new concept in electric-powered mail delivery here in the eT! mail van, one that not only reduces the amount of fossil fuels the postal service in the country will use, but will be able to follow the mailman down the street should he need to call upon it to bring him a package. The models being shown this month include "come to me" and "follow me", these still in a sort of beta phase from what it appears, the technology still not perfected enough to make sure they vehicle doesn't clobber dogs and the mail carrier his or herself in the process.

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Volkswagen Temporary Auto Pilot demo gives car intelligence

Volkswagen Temporary Auto Pilot demo gives car intelligence

Self-driving cars are still quite a few years off, but Volkswagen hopes that its so-called Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) could help avoid a few accidents until then. The system, demonstrated for the first time on a new Passat test mule, uses a barrage of sensors to momentarily assist in the control of the car, keeping it positioned in the lane, under the speed limit and automatically slowing when workers are in the road.

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Volkswagon Bulli Concept, an iPad Microbus?

Volkswagon Bulli Concept, an iPad Microbus?

Volkswagen announced plans for a re-imagined Microbus for 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. Germans call this iconic vehicle the Bulli. This concept carries a 113 horsepower motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Theoretically, a full charge will carry you up to 186 miles with an hour of downtime to come back to full charge. It comes bundled with Apple's iPad, integrated throughout the car's systems. The tablet can interface with the Fender stereo system, the navigation, and even the air conditioner.

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Volkswagen Bio-Bug Aims to Bring Biogas to the UK

Volkswagen Bio-Bug Aims to Bring Biogas to the UK

Alternative fuels for cars are all the rage now-a-days. Well, they have been for awhile, but with vehicles like the Chevy Volt just about ready to hit the mainstream, well, we can see how the whole endeavor will follow suit soon after. Of course, when you start talking about biogas --which is fuel created from human waste--, you might begin to get people raising their eyebrows at you. But, Volkswagen doesn't care. They've created the first Bio-Bug, which runs on Biogas and gasoline.

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Volkswagen makes its way into the flash memory business

Volkswagen makes its way into the flash memory business

Well, not really, Volkswagen the company actually has nothing to do with these cute little flash drives modeled after their more famous vehicles. There are 4 models, 2 beetles, and 2 campers.

The Beetles come in pink or blue and the campers come in green or red. When you are transferring data and all that good stuff, the lights flash and there are horns that honk too.

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Slug bug…..chocolate?

Slug bug…..chocolate?

I seriously doubt this bug is all that road friendly, but it would be really funny to see flying down the highway. A Chinese car company wrapped the bug in plastic wrap and then spread 440 pounds of melted chocolate all over the bug.

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