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VW Beetle: New Super Beetle Will Race In RallyCross

VW Beetle: New Super Beetle Will Race In RallyCross

By Ashley Olds February 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Volkswagen Beetle has graduated from an era of driving hippies cross-country to racing RallyCross. A new super version of the classic car – the GRC Beetle – is being shown at the Chicago Auto Show and it’s gaining the …

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 …