Report: German Carmakers May Have Colluded on Diesel Systems

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s carmakers VW, BMW, Audi, Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems using industry committees, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

German car maker Volkswagen was hit with additional environmental penalties in California in the latest chapter in the 'dieselgate' scandal

Volkswagen Executive Arrested over Emissions Scheme

DETROIT (AP) — The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations was arrested during the weekend in Florida and accused of deceiving federal regulators about the use of special software that cheated on emissions tests.

Volkswagen has found itself in a firestorm and seen sales plummet since admitting last year that it had deliberately configured as many as 11 million diesel-powered cars sold worldwide

Judge Approves Nearly $15 Billion Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don’t cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.

Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that it had installed emissions test-cheating devices on nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the US and as many as 11 million worldwide

Ex-Israeli Spy Chief Joins Volkswagen in Cyber Security Venture

Volkswagen is forming a company with the former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency to develop cyber security systems for Internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles, the partners said in a statement on Wednesday.

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 17: A Volkswagen logo and hood ornament in the colors of the German flag is visible on the front grille of a car on December 17, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Volkswagen is continuing to struggle with the consequences of its emissions cheating scandal, in which the …

Obama Wants $4 Billion to Subsidize Silicon Valley Driverless Cars

In the Obama Administration’s latest welfare for Silicon Valley billionaires, the President intends to ask Congress for $4 billion in federal subsidies and nationalization of transportation safety regulations in an effort to speed the deployment of driverless cars.

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STUDY: Obama’s Dismal Economic Recovery Draws Mexican Nationals Back Home

A drawn out Great Recession in the U.S. over the course of Barack Obama’s Presidency is prompting businesses to outsource operations to Mexico and contributes more to Mexicans leaving America than arriving, according to a new Pew Research study. If Pew estimates are accurate,

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For You, Volkswagen, Ze PR Battle Iz Not Yet Over

In the popular US advertisements for Volkswagen’s much ballyhooed “clean diesel” vehicles, comedy trio The Golden Sisters extol the virtues of VW’s automobiles. After learning about Volkswagen’s diesel deceit, I’m left imagining a more realistic commercial in which the sisters

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Sources: Volkswagen Board Considering Steps To Prop Up Credit Rating

Volkswagen’s supervisory board is considering steps to prop up the carmaker’s credit rating amid a scandal over its rigging of emissions tests that affects 11 million of its vehicles, two sources close to the board said. The board is considering

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