Presented VW office chair with seat heating and a range of 12 km

Volkswagen has built a motorized office chair with impressive features. Everything from seat belts and flashing lights to an assistance system is included. And it drives 20 km/h.

Too bad it’s just a show piece. Because the office chair developed by VW offers everything that will make the hearts of fans of luxury vehicle equipment flutter. Or the hearts of office chair race fans.

With a range of twelve kilometers and a maximum speed of 20 km/h, victory is within reach. Anyone who gets in your way will be warned by a horn. Since you are strapped in, you don’t have to worry about bumps. Nothing is known about the torque of the electric motor, but the chair also has a traction device. Apparently the two-wheel drive is strong enough for that.

LED strips not only illuminate the path clearly, but can also spread the party atmosphere with RGB flashing.
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Of course, you set your blinker before overtaking. If the office chair race takes you down the elevator to the chilly basement, you can warm up with the heated seats. Powerful LED strips show you the way in the dark or blind your opponents looking back. And should it get tight, the 4-inch rims made from solid aluminum provide protection.

Flashing does it for others.
Flashing does it for others.
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4 inch aluminum rims
4 inch aluminum rims
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The chair lacks a navigation system. If you wanted to drive autonomously, you can’t either – you control the pedals. The luxury vehicle has an assistance system with a touch screen. Thanks to 360-degree sensors and a rear camera, it allows you to keep an eye on your colleagues and the management floor. You can also take advantage of the entertainment system and have songs played through the integrated speakers, which VW says “makes you feel like you’re on the road.” Once you win a race or reach an objective, you will activate the party’s colorful LED lighting.

Touch screen assistance system
Touch screen assistance system
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The compartment on the back offers an incredible 0.005 cubic meters of storage space, so you can also take your luggage with you on your travels, i.e. a laptop plus a notepad. The notebook can also be charged simultaneously via the USB port.

0.005 cubic meters
0.005 cubic meters “trunk”
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If you want to learn more about the chair or see it in action, check out the video below.

Although the chair is well thought out, except for the replaceable battery, it will remain disposable for now. Nevertheless, I fervently hope that one day VW will mass-produce it. Until then, it remains a great marketing ploy.

The VW office chair also has a metallic finish.
The VW office chair also has a metallic finish.
Image: Volkswagen

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