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VW ID.3 holographic head-up display teases the future of EV cabins

VW ID.3 holographic head-up display teases the future of EV cabins

Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric car is almost ready for its big reveal, but VW is already sharing details about the augmented reality dashboard the high-tech hatchback will feature. The ID.3 will be VW's first production vehicle based on its brand new MEB all-electric platform, but it turns out that won't be the only fresh gadgetry drivers can play with.

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VW ID Buggy Concept drive: Meet the electric future of fun

VW ID Buggy Concept drive: Meet the electric future of fun

Out of all the events I had the pleasure of attending at Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach - a week filled with priceless classics, stunning hypercars, and the sort of rarities that give automotive enthusiasts palpitations - I wasn't expecting a bright green electric prototype to be the most memorable. I got a chance to take the VW ID Buggy for a spin, and it's fair to say it left a lasting impression.

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Wagon hate just killed VW’s most interesting Golf models

Wagon hate just killed VW’s most interesting Golf models

Volkswagen is calling time on its US wagons, with the Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen both facing the axe by the end of the 2019 model year. As you might expect it's SUVs that are to blame for the decision, with VW conceding that drivers are voting with their wallets and it's not in favor of the humble station wagon.

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The VW ID.3 dashboard shows Volkswagen’s cabin vision for EVs

The VW ID.3 dashboard shows Volkswagen’s cabin vision for EVs

Volkswagen may have wrapped its new ID.3 electric car in a brightly colored paint job to make sure we couldn't see in through the windows, but that hasn't stopped the EV's dashboard from leaking. Indeed, VW has only itself to blame, since the early glimpse of the screen-heavy cabin come from promo videos it itself published early.

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VW Beetle production ends in Mexico as world bids farewell to iconic auto

VW Beetle production ends in Mexico as world bids farewell to iconic auto

Roads around the world will be graced with the various examples of the VW Beetle for many decades to come, but the production of the iconic German auto comes to an end this week. VW will produce the last Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico marking the end of the road for a vehicle that has been in production since 1938.

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Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen promised something incredible from the VW ID.R electric race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but we didn't expect the EV to deliver quite as impressively as it has today. Driven by Romain Dumas, the ID.R smashed the 20 year old hillclimb record, and the video of the run is a must-see.

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Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Volkswagen and Ford have put together a deal to share electric and autonomous car tech for passenger vehicles, sources close to the talks claim, a significant extension of a previously-announced alliance. The two automaker heavyweights confirmed they'd be working together on products back in January, though at the time insisted it was only for commercial customers.

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VW trained AIs to design better 3D printed car parts

VW trained AIs to design better 3D printed car parts

Car design may still be led by the heart, not the head, but VW is experimenting with artificial intelligence that could dramatically change how components are made, even growing them using cutting-edge 3D printing. The technology could help significantly lower weight, as well as give automakers greater flexibility in designing unusual parts for future models.

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VW’s glorious retro EV concept blends 1962 with the tech of tomorrow

VW’s glorious retro EV concept blends 1962 with the tech of tomorrow

Volkswagen has a thing for the Microbus: the company now has not one but two electric interpretations of the iconic 60s vehicle, though ironically the one that looks most traditional is actually the most unusual. Unveiled at the launch of the new Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC), the latest iteration of two decades of work in Silicon Valley, the VW Type 20 concept explores some of the most cutting-edge technologies the automaker is developing.

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VW Golf GTI Aurora puts working holographic controls in a weird place

VW Golf GTI Aurora puts working holographic controls in a weird place

Volkswagen's Golf is getting some R2-D2 action, with the Golf GTI Aurora concept debuting a new hologram control system. The floating 3D interface demands no special glasses or screens; instead, it simply shows a set of media controls that hover in mid-air.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive: More than the sum of its name

2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive: More than the sum of its name

The name Arteon is the culmination of the words Art & Eon. Art defines what happens when you allow your designers and engineers the freedom to create an eye-catching sculpture. Eon represents a long period of time, an homage to the timelessness and sophistication of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Cars as art isn't a new concept, but it's usually the preserve of exotics or classics. That makes the Arteon something very different.

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New VW Golf teases tech-savvy upgrade in 8th-gen car

New VW Golf teases tech-savvy upgrade in 8th-gen car

Volkswagen's plans for the new Golf are being kept close to the automaker's chest, but that hasn't stopped it teasing details about the high-tech dashboard update the eighth-generation Golf will bring. We're not expecting to see the new car until later in the year, though it'll arguably be the biggest shake-up to the storied nameplate in its history.

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