The environmental remediation program is a key priority for regulators looking to undo the damage of 482,000 diesel cars that emit up to 40 times the permitted amounts of smog-forming nitrogen oxides....More
Volkswagen actually sold more vehicles worldwide during the first quarter (more than 2.5 million overall) but the company’s net profit slumped by 20.1% to 2.31 billion euros. Depending on whether you believe VW or industry analysts, the worst could still be ahead....More
According to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper and testing by the German Federal Motor Vehicle Office, a Fiat model auto has displayed an emission control system that shut down after 22 minutes, just two minutes after a standard test....More
State tests showed the Qashqai switched off its emission reduction device when the car temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius to stop the vehicle from overheating, whereas other cars waited until the temperature reached 50 degrees....More
Mitsubishi is the latest automaker linked to some sort of testing fraud. When coupled with the ongoing VW scandal, and Hyundai, Kia and Ford all linked to overstated mileage ratings or lowered ratings for hybrids, could dent consumers’ trust....More
According to an internal document written by Volkswagen attorneys that tops 100 pages and offers a summary of the last six months, the company was caught off guard by the EPA going public when it did, and felt it could have cleared up allegations....More
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Vecna Technologies CEO Debbie Theobald says the key to rapid growth in the robotics industry is finding solid applications. Two examples from Vecna's portfolio are autonomous material handling trucks and the use of "telepresence" from the hospital to the auto repair shop....More