Car ‘reversed’ at high speed on public roads in cool new VW PR stunt

By on Friday, January 22, 2016

In a smart and visually impressive stunt to promote its new ‘Trailer Assist’ feature, Volkswagen turned a trailer into a car built with a one-way see-through shell. They then attached a car to the trailer – backwards, and with a driver in to help with steering – to give the impression of a car being driven quickly and with accuracy in reverse.

It’s tough to appreciate just how good the effect is without seeing it in motion, so here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MqJls2RhX4

Credit: Grayling’s Chris Owen tweeted it this morning (as well as having written this look at an industry shyster’s snake oil peddling at legit conferences. Well worth a read).

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