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A tour of Volkswagen’s new transparent factory

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 03, 2004

A tour of Volkswagen’s new transparent factory.

Reader comments

CheapbastardFeb 03, 2004 at 1:46PM

Wow. That’s Fahrvergnuegen!

It has an Ikeaish feel though..

danFeb 03, 2004 at 3:08PM

For all its transparency, I kinda expected it to be a little more Om.

Alex ReynoldsFeb 03, 2004 at 6:49PM

Where’s do they build the robot chauffeur to drive me around in this thing?

gogol13Feb 03, 2004 at 7:14PM

here’s an article on the nu-factory mvoment in e.germany :D



Peter DavidsonFeb 03, 2004 at 10:29PM

I hope American Carmakers take note. The Saturn Homecoming events long ago taught carmakers about the magic of plant tours. This is the next level.

KarlFeb 03, 2004 at 11:07PM

I wonder how much of the $94,600 for its 2004 Phaeton W12 ultra luxury sedan covers the cost of the factory. I mean, it’s a Volkswagen! $94K? (though I have to admit, it is a sweet car)

Dan ShustFeb 04, 2004 at 11:20AM

Unfortunately…the Phaeton’s aren’t selling well. Especially stateside.

ernieFeb 04, 2004 at 11:46AM

That is neat that those cars are custom made to order inside big glass containers, It’s like a Dippin’ Dots machine, but with cars!

The next step has to be allowing the customer to pick up one of those fancy inductively recharged screwdrivers to install their own accessories.

shaunFeb 05, 2004 at 4:31AM

I hope the restroom walls aren’t transparent too.

souloniceFeb 05, 2004 at 2:39PM

That 2nd photo is reminiscent of the interior of the downtown Marriot in South Bend, IN.

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