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Yoshiyuki Kaneko

Taipei City

Willy Kaemena

Car Storage

Wolfsburg, Germany

Aug. 15, 2013

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Caption

One of the prime attraction at the Wolfsburg Autostadt are the two car parking towers of glass and galvanized steel where cars are automatically moved from the Wolfsburg plant and on to the customer center where they are collected by their owners.

Each tower is 60 meter tall and houses 400 cars each and are the heart of vehicle delivery at the Autostadt. The two towers are connected to the Volkswagen factory by a 700 meter underground tunnel. A conveyor belt system transports finished cars directly from the adjacent manufacturing plant to the towers' basement. From there they are lifted into position via mechanical arms that rotate and run along a central beam, moving vehicles in and out of their bays at a speed of two meters per second. When a customer purchases a car from Autostadt the car is picked from the silo and transported out to the customer without having driven a single meter.

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 52° 26' 2.25" N
Long: 10° 47' 42.43" E

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D800 Nikkor 10.5
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