We all can use a friend, sometimes more than others. And so, during the current diesel emissions crisis, it’s perhaps all the more significant that Volkswagen has come up with a new BUDD-e.
That’s the name of a connected, battery-powered minivan, one of two high-tech concept vehicles that the German automaker unveiled during a long and splashy news conference at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
One of two electric vehicles it unveiled, the Volkswagen BUDD-e offers an intriguing look at the way the auto industry is chasing the concept of mobility, going far beyond the simple concept of building vehicles that can get you from Point A to Point B safely. Among other things, this reimagining of the classic VW Microbus would allow a driver to control home automation functions with a gesture or verbal command. (more…)