Thursday, November 17, 2022

Volkswagen Office Chair

Volkswagen has unveiled a new office chair that has everything. Not only is it ergonomically designed, it is powered. This chair can travel up to 12 miles (20 km) an hour, and it has headlights, collision-avoidance sensors, a backup camera, heated seat, and a hitch on the back for towing. Cool! But what is Volkswagen doing making office chairs?

When I began the video, I thought this was a stunt to entice remote workers back into the office. But no one with a chair like this is going to get any work done! The "rider" will just be tootling around the office building (it has a horn), playing with the onboard screen, and probably towing a lunch cart. Yeah, it's a stunt, but it's for advertising the features of new Volkswagen automobiles. They apparently made just a few so that people can try them out. In Europe. (via Boing Boing)


Anonymous said...

Put a Roomba under it and we might have a deal.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Imagine the liability of a 12½ mph chair in an office building with people and stairs.