The largest and likely most technologically advanced car factory in Europe, proudly belongs to Volkswagen. Apart from the factory, the town of Wolfsburg, Germany is also adorned by two special landmarks – the car towers or AutoTurme. These car towers are part of Autostadt, a visitor attraction attached to the factory where visitors can take an educational and interactive tour of Volkswagen’s plant. The glass car towers which measure two hundred feet tall are filled with Volkswagens that are soon to be shipped to dealerships or picked up by eager customers. The glass towers are completely automated with cars being shuffled around at a speed of nearly 6 feet per second. The cars arrive to the towers from an elaborate 1,800 foot underground tunnel connected to factory. Tourists and customers alike can tour the special towers by riding in a air-conditioned glass cabin. Volkswagen indeed makes the process of picking up a new car directly from the factory, quite the experience.
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