iPad on wheels replaced the female models in the first motor show in Detroit [Video]




Automakers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for models demonstrating cars on the stands. The task of the girls – “product specialists”, is not only to provide information about the machines, but also the collection and processing of impressions visitors of updates. According to Wall Street Journal, the company decided to abandon the Volkswagen sexy female models in favor of a robotic platform with the iPad.


Visitors to the pavilion of the German manufacturer in Detroit beheld personal robot on two wheels, driving around and around the car to attract the attention of reporters. The gadget is similar to the famous scooter Segway, but there is a key difference, namely fixed top tablet Apple. The design of the robot simple: iPad is located on the top of a fairly long pole, which in turn is attached to a special two-wheeled chassis.

Although the housing is applied label Volkswagen, the device is easy to guess the company’s product Double Robotics – personal robot with the ability to teleconference for a wide audience. An important feature of Double Telepresence Robot is the ability to use the iPad as a remote control and display on the screen the driver’s face. The exhibition ingenuous design with a tripod easy to navigate in space and allows operators to communicate with visitors.

The paper draws attention to the evolution of the role of female models on the American auto show. Thus, the newspaper notes, at the recent Detroit Motor Show stendistki pay up to thousands of dollars a day. It is unlikely that Volkswagen, which presented at the motor show concept crossover Cross Coupe GTE, motivated by the desire to save, rather to attract the attention of viewers. And I must say, the company did it – all eyes were on the two-wheeled robot.

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