AutoComplete: Volkswagen teases sleek EV conceptPlus: Lexus builds a terrifying seat, and the FCA recalls 1.9 million vehicles for airbag issues.
Today is September 16. And here's what's making the news on Road Show. Volkswagen is hoping its new EV concept will have us forgetting all about Dieselgate, which celebrates its first birthday today. This new concept is the first vehicle to ride on VW's new MEB chassis, which will underpin a number of electric Vehicle in the future. This slick little thing, which I believe is a hatchback, will be on display at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Also appearing in Paris this month is Lexus' new kinetic seat concept. This concept shows that our current seats are far from perfect, although perhaps a bit less terrifying than this. The spider web style back, is meant to better support the head and neck, and the whole seat can move to match g forces and body movement. It's made from synthetic proteins modeled after spider silk, and it's probably gonna end up in my nightmares tonight. Good, another airbag recall. This time, Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, including the Jeep Patriot, Dodge Avenger, and Chrysler 200. If the cars have certain components installed in tandem, the airbag and seat belt pretensioners may fail to help occupants during a collision. Thus far, three deaths and five injuries are reportedly linked to this problem. FCA is notifying owners and giving them instructions on how to get their cars fixed. Find more on these stories over on theroadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow. [MUSIC]