In 2011, Volkswagen launched its "People's Car" project, soliciting ideas for futuristic visions and concepts that could be made into reality.
In 2011, Volkswagen launched its "People’s Car" project, soliciting ideas for futuristic visions and concepts that could be made into reality.
With over 119,000 ideas posted, Volkswagen chose three concepts to highlight at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, including the Music Car, the Hover Car and the Smart Key.
The Music Car concept involves an LED covered Volkswagen Beetle that changes color to match the music selections of the driver, while the zero-emission, two-seater Hover Car levitates above the road and propels itself forward using electromagnetic road networks.
The Smart Key concept caters to the uber-attached, providing them with a nine-millimeter HD touchscreen on the ignition key that monitors the status of the car throughout the day, and keeps tabs on it via satellite transmission.
So far, over 33 million people have visited the People’s Car project website, and Volkswagen is so happy with the response that it is continuing the project, allowing ever more weird and wacky submissions.