Audi Tests Out Next Generation Hi-Tech Showroom

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German auto maker, Audi, has begun testing out their vision for the next generation of car showrooms.  The Audi City concept is located in London, and instead of filling the showroom with vehicles, there are four giant touchscreen tables in their place with accompanying screens on the walls.  With the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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GM In Talks to Shut Down Opel’s German Plant in Bochum

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General Motors has been working with German union leaders the last several days to work out the details of job guarantees and plant closings surrounding its Opel brand. Opel was almost sold by GM in 2009, but the company decided it could make another pass at possibly turning a profit …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Siemens Shows Off The ‘eHighway of the Future’

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During the Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles on Monday, Siemens unveiled their new energy-efficient electric ‘eHighway’ for trucks that resembles the modern-day street car system found in cities around the world. Electric wires would be installed over designated highway lanes and the trucks would then be outfitted with …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Forbes Revisits Pay Gap Between German Carmakers and the US

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Forbes has published a follow-up article on their 2011 look at how German carmakers are able to pay their workers twice as much and still take in double the profits of their American competitors. The average German auto worker gets an average salary of $67.14 per hour while in America …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Your Car Keys Can Open This Virtual Mercedes

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Users of Berlin’s underground Friedrichstraße rail station got a chance to experience a new augmented reality advertisement for the new Mercedes Viano.  Mercedes figured out the common wireless signals transmitted by all the remote unlock car key buttons and were able to set up a set of digital displays that allowed …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Dresden’s Transparent Factory

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The Transparent Factory (Gläserne Manufaktur), situated in the center of Dresden, is a modern and visually stunning Volkswagen production plant opened in 2002.  What makes this plant unique is it’s almost all glass enclosure and lack of smokestacks, toxic waste, and loud noise.  This particular factory is set up to assemble the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Auto Manufacturers Face Off For US Market Share

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Deutsche Welle put together a decent piece for their “Made in Germany” series highlighting the three main German car manufacturers, Mercedes, Audi, and BMW, fighting to become the leader in the US market.  All three saw record years for US sales in 2011 despite the continued economic troubles and poor …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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