THIS is how you reverse with a trailer. In this video from Norway you see a driver backing up his car and trailer in high speed – through parking lots, roundabouts and intersections. Or is he really?
In this commercial it looks like the Passat is steering a trailer backwards at high speed, as a lighthearted promotion of Volkswagen’s trailer-assist technology. Volkswagen used a specially built rig – a small, normal vehicle was cut in half and used as a base for a trailer that could be safely driven on the public roads. Plexiglass frames covered with one-way transparent wrap were used so that the driver can see outside, but not the other way around.