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Vehicular Vending Machine

A robot delivers new cars in Volkswagen's twin garage towers at the automaker's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory

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Vehicular Vending Machine

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They say that the difference between men and boys is the size of their toys. Here’s the man-size version of the Matchbox car garage, which turned legions of lads into gearheads. It’s one of two 60-meter-tall glass towers connected by an underground tunnel to Volkswagen’s vehicle production facility in Wolfsburg, Germany. Each tower stores 400 cars. A European car buyer, having chosen to pick up a new vehicle at the factory, can watch as a robotic arm snatches the car from a shelf and brings it to the ground. The car arrives without being driven so much as a meter.

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