The VW Bus - Updated!


Volkswagon unveiled it's high-tech Type 20 Bus at their Innovation & Engineering Center in California..It's an all-electric concept car converted from a 1962 Type 2 11-window Microbus.

From Mashable.com: The electric battery is 10 kWh, which isn't that powerful compared to a Tesla Model 3 with a 50 kWh battery, but other features keep you busy, like the Porsche-developed software suspension system that raises the car up and down. When the driver approaches, the car rises in greeting. A tablet behind the steering wheel adds a 21st-century vibe to the hippie mobile.

Inside, a ceiling screen creates a digital sunroof and a digital assistant can be summoned from microphones within the vehicle. A real-time facial recognition system recognizes the driver as part of an experiment with biometric control and access to the vehicle. Behind the driver seat, it's a very communal experience with a wraparound bench.