Volkswagen to showcase intelligent traffic system in city

Jan 05 2013, 02:39 IST
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SummaryVolkswagen Group India will showcase its future mobility concepts such as ‘MicroCity’ and ‘NILS’ during the Indo-German Urban Mela (IGUM), scheduled to be held at Deccan College Ground in Yerawada here from January 11.

Volkswagen Group India will showcase its future mobility concepts such as ‘MicroCity’ and ‘NILS’ during the Indo-German Urban Mela (IGUM), scheduled to be held at Deccan College Ground in Yerawada here from January 11.

Elaborating on the key features of ‘MicroCity’, Alexander Skibbe, head, corporate communication, Volkswagen Group, said, “It is an intelligent traffic system which makes using passenger vehicles in cities easier and more appeasing for customers. The MicroCity is a mobility hub that is more than simply a car-park and comes with integrated vehicle-rated services such as charging stations and vehicle rental stations.”

He added, “This hub is enhanced with shops and other useful services. The logical combination of mobility, services and concentrated parking zones in Micro-Cities would provide lasting relief for overcrowded cities.”

Skibbe said ‘NILS’ is a single-seat electric concept vehicle designated to address future individual mobility requirements. “NILS is a very compact car that requires extremely little space. It is only 3.04 m long and just 1.39 m wide from wheel-to-wheel, and a mere 1.2 m tall.

“This concept car features an Aluminum space frame, wing doors and free-standing wheels. It has a performance of a sports car, yet travels with zero emissions,” he said. Volkswagen will also organise plant tour of their Chakan facility through their pavillion at IGUM, and visitors can book plant tours of any of the designated places during the five days of the event.

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