German carmaker Volkswagen has had to pull a racially-insensitive promotional video from Instagram earlier on Thursday, but not before it had sparked concern and spread on other social media platforms.
The ad was in the promotion of VW’s new Golf 8 car.
On Thursday, the company’s head of sales and marketing, as well as, head of diversity respectively, Jürgen Stackmann and Elke Heitmüller, said via social media: “We posted a racist advertising video on Volkswagen’s Instagram channel.
Today, the car manufacturer makes cars under the names of Audi, Skoda, Seat and Porsche, apart from VW.
Meanwhile, attention has come in for Pasi William Sachiti, a Zimbabwean serial entrepreneur, who is building driverless cars in the UK, using a combination of advanced robotics and driver-less vehicle technology.