Volkswagen and Bosch build mobile laboratory, how it works

Volkswagen and Bosch, to make their contribution in the fight against Covid-19, have jointly created the first mobile laboratory to perform rapid tests.

The mobile laboratory created by Volkswagen and Bosch (

Since the health emergency began, everyone has tried to make their contribution in the fight against Covid. The sector ofautomotive it was one of those on the front line: factories converted to produce lung ventilators, fundraisers, donations.

A commitment that continues to be renewed day after day. Today, most recently, the collaboration of Volkswagen e Bosch, from whose partnership a mobile laboratory to run Covid tests. An ultra-technological vehicle equipped with every accessory useful for the cause.

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Volkswagen and Bosch, the partnership creates a mobile laboratory to perform Covid exams

Volkswagen and Bosch mobile laboratory

With the intent to fight Covid-19 on the front line, Bosch e Volkswagen they have joined forces using all their experience. The two companies, leaders in their respective sectors, have embarked on a project that has given birth to a high-performance vehicle, equipped with the best technology currently available. It is a mobile laboratory to perform Covid exams. It will be the first of its kind.

Thanks to a system of the Vivalytic of Bosch Healthcare Solutions, in just 39 minutes it will be possible to know the outcome of the exam; a number that on a daily scale should be read as 500 test per day. Therefore, waiting times and long queues in hospitals and private laboratories have been reduced. The fact that it is equipped with tires also allows it to go where it is needed.

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The vehicle it is based on is a MAN TGE in two different variants. The first with a single compartment where only the person responsible for carrying out the tests will be stationed. The other larger one, where it was even thought of creating a vain specifically for patients. The latter sees two doors, one on each side, open automatically but only in one direction. This mechanism will prevent any kind of contact between those who enter and those who leave. As for the engine, it is a diesel 2.0 capable of unleashing the power of 177 cavalli. Depending on the variant, some will be installed inside the passenger compartment sinks and gods refrigerators where to store the tubes. It will then be equipped with every useful accessory such as the compartment for special waste.

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