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Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

By Sean Patterson July 23, 2014

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the …

Beetle Dune: The VW Dune Turned Heads Beetle Dune: The VW Dune Turned Heads

The Detroit Auto Show revealed the “Beetle Dune” concept which will be designed for an “on the go” active lifestyle. That was the point in Volkswagen’s dune buggy version of the VW Beetle. When the Beetle Dune was announced, most …

New Volkswagen Ad Taps Trololo, Bests Super Bowl Ad New Volkswagen Ad Taps Trololo, Bests Super Bowl Ad

For the Super Bowl, Volkswagen chose to run a fairly innocuous ad that for some reason generated a bunch of controversy. It featured a while guy from Minnesota going around his office speaking in a Jamaican accent, who eventually gets …

Fiat Photo Bombs VW in Google Street View Fiat Photo Bombs VW in Google Street View

According to Jalopnik, Fiat paid close attention to when the Google street view car would be around to snap photos. On that day, they parked a Fiat 500 in front of Volkswagen’s Swedish operation headquarters in Sodertalje. The Google car …

Volkswagen Debuts Another Star Wars Super Bowl Commercial Volkswagen Debuts Another Star Wars Super Bowl Commercial
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Last year, Volkswagen treated us with perhaps the best commercial of 2011. Yes, I’m talking about the Darth Vader kid trying to use the Force to start his father’s Passat. Last year’s commercial was so incredibly popular, its YouTube posting …

Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Ad: Dogs Bark The Imperial March, Look To Out-Viral Little Vader Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Ad: Dogs Bark The Imperial March, Look To Out-Viral Little Vader

Volkswagen is trying to use the never-ending popularity of both dogs and Star Wars to strike viral gold again, as they have released the teaser trailer for their upcoming Super Bowl advert. Check out a preview of “The Bark Side,” …

Viral Content Can Be Tricky, But Awfully Rewarding Viral Content Can Be Tricky, But Awfully Rewarding
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Most, if not all content creators want their work to get noticed. Whether it’s on a viral basis or something more — full blown popularity — when it comes to the web content, having other people see and respond to …

Greenpeace Lampoons Volkswagen With YouTube Videos Greenpeace Lampoons Volkswagen With YouTube Videos

Remember the Star Wars/Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial? The one with the cute kid dressed as Darth Vader trying to Force-start the Passat? Sure you do, but if not, check out the lead video. The commercial was quite popular, so much …

Microsoft Live Search Gets More Intuitive

When you see a document riddled with typos and spelling errors, you may come to think of its author as sloppy or even stupid, but you’ll still be able to understand him.  A search engine, on the other hand, could balk at such mistakes.  Microsoft is trying to address this issue with two new features for Live Search.

Google, VW Become Partners In Crime

Google and Volkswagen have been pals for over a year, but that once-pure relationship appears to have recently devolved into a criminal partnership.  It turns out that the Volkswagen home page – which is powered by a Google Search Appliance, and was also recently featured in the Google Enterprise Blog – contains some hidden text.

Google, BMW Get Drivers Where They Need To Go

BMW’s tagline used to be “Ultimate Driving Machine.” Then, in 2006, the auto manufacturer switched to “A Company of Ideas.” While that doesn’t have the same ring, it may at least allow a bit more room to explain BMW’s new arrangement with Google. In effect, German bimmer owners will be able to link their cars’ navigation systems to Google Maps.

Volkswagen Navigates Google’s Earth

Since October 2005, Volkswagen and Google have been collaborating to develop a revolutionary new kind of navigation system that will change the way we travel.

Honda Links Up With Google Earth

New Honda Civics in the Japanese market will have the capability to retrieve traffic information using Google Earth. The service, called the InterNavi Floating Car System, is available to subscribers as part of the InterNavi Premium Club, a navigational service.

Volkswagen Monitors Auto Industry Trends With Blog Tool

Techdirt has published a case study on how they have worked with the Electronic Research Lab …