Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, automakers around the world have temporarily halted production. Some have even started producing ventilators, respirators, and even face masks, instead of cars in order to help combat the disease. As such, people all over the world are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing to prevent the disease from further spreading.

In order to promote keeping a distance away from each other, Audi and Volkswagen have temporarily changed their official logos. Specifically, the two automakers have added some “distance” in their logos.

Audi, VW just modified their logos to promote social distancing image

The updated Audi badge now features four rings separate from each other as opposed to the four connected rings we’ve all come to know. Meanwhile Volkswagen (which recently updated its logo design) put some space in between the letters “V” and “W”. The two automakers have posted new “socially distant” logos on their respective websites and even social media accounts.

Volkswagen made a video with a caption that reads: “At Volkswagen, we traditionally stand together in all crises and support each other. We are convinced that together we will find new ways and solutions that will enable us to overcome this crisis. Right now it is particularly important that we follow the rules of conduct and hygiene with a lot of discipline. Stay safe - keep social distance!” Similarly, Audi went with a simpler video saying “Stay Home. Keep Distance.”

As mentioned above, the logos are only temporary during these times. So don’t expect to see the spaced-out badges to appear on their vehicles anytime soon. With the coronavirus continuing to spread across the world, we must all do our part to flatten the curve and prevent more from being infected. Props to Volkswagen and Audi for joining in on the movement.