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04/26/18
Wolfsburg
Technology

40-page journey back in time through the history of research at Volkswagen

40-page journey back in time through the history of research at Volkswagen
  • Ahead of the time booklet covers six decades of research and development at Volkswagen
  • From early prototypes in the 1950s and study vehicles in the 1970s to autonomous driving
  • Experts from back then and today’s developers in dialogue

In its new publication Ahead of the time, Volkswagen goes on a fascinating journey back in time through the history of research and development: as early as in 1955, the brand developed its first prototype with a unitary body and front-wheel drive. The first crash tests were conducted in 1965 and the ESVW I research vehicle from 1972 represented a milestone in the improvement of safety. The 40-page brochure covers developments in the area of alternative drives and also takes a look at the shape of things to come.

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