Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the top-selling and namesake marque of the Volkswagen Group, the holding company created in 1975 for the growing company, and is now the biggest automaker in both Germany and Europe. Volkswagen has three cars in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time compiled by the website 24/7 Wall St.: the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat. With these three cars, Volkswagen has the most cars of any automobile manufacturer in the list that are still being manufactured.Volkswagen means "people's car" in German. Its current international slogan is "Das Auto" . Wikipedia.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2015-06-15
A user interface and a method for adapting semantic scaling of a tile to a display unit of a user interface are provided. The method includes displaying a first tile including a first plurality of command buttons, detecting a user command to enlarge the display of the first tile and in response thereto, displaying an enlarged display of the first tile including a second plurality of command buttons.
Volkswagen AG and Audi AG | Date: 2015-04-09
A method for providing predictive destination positions and/or predictive routes for reaching a destination position, in which the current local position is ascertained and the destination position is automatically derived according to probability aspects on the basis of a comparison between stored driving information from the past and current driving information, wherein n possible destination positions are ascertained, where n2, with the destination position being offered as an input option for a navigation system and/or the predictive routes with the destination positions being presented simultaneously. Also disclosed is a navigation system.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2015-01-15
A transmission arrangement for a hybrid vehicle includes an electric machine having a stator and a rotor. An electric-motor input shaft is connected to the rotor. A Ravigneaux gear set has a carrier, a set of long planets, a set of short planets, a ring gear, a first sun, and a second sun. The short planets mesh with the long planets. The ring gear meshes with the short planets and is connected to an output shaft. The first sun meshes with the short planets and is connected to the electric-motor input shaft. The second sun meshes with the long planets. The carrier is fixable on a transmission housing by a brake. The carrier, the second sun and an internal-combustion-engine input shaft are selectively couplable to one another in a torque-transmitting manner by a shiftable clutch arrangement. A hybrid vehicle and a drive train for a hybrid vehicle are also provided.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2015-10-01
A method for an access system for a vehicle includes the steps of recording a first optical information in a specific area surrounding the vehicle and detecting an object approaching the vehicle as a function of the recorded first optical information. As a function of detecting the approaching object, a second optical information in the surrounding area is recorded, and gesture information of the object is identified as a function of the second optical information. A locking device or door opening device of the access system is triggered as a function of gesture information.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2015-09-24
The invention relates to a fuel cell arrangement (