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Carpool in antisocial silence with VW's Moia ride-hailing concept

It's a van, so it has a bunch of space, but every seat is individual, so you don't have to share a bench with a stranger.

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Andrew Krok
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Moia is an extension of VW's mobility efforts. 

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It hopes to capitalize on some people's desire to ditch personal transportation in favor of ride-hailing.

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This concept is Moia's first, and it's built specifically for ride-hailing purposes.

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A customer app lets passengers book and pay for Moia's services.    

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The concept is entirely electric, meaning it has a twofold benefit to local air quality -- it can help remove other vehicles from the road while emitting nothing from its tailpipes.    

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Each seat stands alone, so you won't have to share a bench with a stranger.     

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Every seat features creature comforts like USB ports and reading lights, and Wi-Fi allows riders to stay connected on the go.    

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The front passenger seat is ditched in favor of additional cargo storage.   

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Moia's service is already being tested in public, although it's currently limited to Hannover, Germany, and it relies on traditional Volkswagen Multivans.

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The concept van is slated to hit the roads of Hamburg some time next year.

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