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Argo, Ford to launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing app

Autonomous vehicle technology startup Argo AI and its backer and customer Ford plan to launch up to 1,000 self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network in a number of cities over the next five years starting with Miami and Austin. The first Ford self-driving vehicles, which are equipped with Argo’s autonomous vehicle technology, will become available on Lyft’s app in Miami later this year. Ford and Argo have had a presence in Miami for years now and have an active fleet of test vehicles. ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Washington, Austin, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Miami, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Argo, VW Group, Bryan Salesky, Argo AI


Pour One Out for the Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is dead. At least in America. 2022 will be the last model year for VW’s mid-size sedan. The cause of death is complicated. While the market shift towards crossovers certainly plays a role, the car was also simply overlooked by VW in recent years. We called the last one we drove boring. […] The post Pour One Out for the Volkswagen Passat appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Passat, News Blog, Passat, Dead Cars, Chattanooga Assembly, Junkyard In The Sky


Ford is recalling nearly 800,000 Explorers, as well as its Lincoln Aviator and F-350 Super Duty pickup truck. Find out if your vehicle was impacted.

Ford Ford recalled nearly 800,000 Explorer SUVs that were made between 2013 and 2017 due to crash risk. The company also recalled select 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviator and F-350 Super Duty models. Six allegations of injury have been connected to a potential defect in the Ford Explorer. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ford issued three safety recalls on Friday, impacting its Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and F-350 Super Duty pickup truck.The recall covers over 850,000 vehicles...
Tags: Transportation, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Recall, Vw, Recalls, Ford, North America, Pickup Truck, Ford Explorer, Ford GM, Ford Ford, Tech Insider, Lincoln Aviator


Electrify America to double number of EV chargers as wave of electric vehicles come to market

Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, said it will double the number of its electric vehicle fast charging stations in the United States and Canada by the end of 2025. The commitment, if successful, means 1,800 fast charging stations — or 10,000 individual chargers — will be installed and operational by that time. The vast majority (some 1,700 stations) will be installed in the United States w...
Tags: TC, Europe, California, Tech, Tesla, EA, Canada, Automotive, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Volkswagen, North America, Quebec, Edward


Volkswagen’s new business strategy puts software and autonomous driving front and center

Volkswagen will ramp up its software, mobility as a service and battery tech to stay competitive in the coming decades, as it and other automakers prepare for the largest transition in personal mobility since the invention of the car. Laying out the company strategy Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess emphasized a top-to-bottom transformation in everything from manufacturing to revenue streams. If revenue was historically driven by sales of internal combustion engine vehicles, Volkswa...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Europe, Munich, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Hamburg, Autonomous Driving, West Berlin, Herbert Diess, Diess, OEM, Argo AI, Arno Antlitz


The Station: Rimac-Bugatti is born, Tesla releases FSD beta v9 and Ola raises $500M

Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I’m back from my road trip and swimming in emails. If you sent me a message on Twitter, email or pigeon post, please give me a few days to dig out of the pile that awaits me. You might recall that I mentioned I was off to do some backpacking and climbing in Grand Teton National Park and then eventually would make it to Yellowstone National Park. Yes, th...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Europe, France, Germany, India, Halo, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Atlantic, Automotive, Egypt, Vw


EU fines BMW, VW $1B for running emissions cartel since the 90s

As environmental issues really came of age in the 1990s, certain German automakers were meeting in secret groups to make sure their cars would continue to industriously contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Union, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have been illegally colluding to restrict competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars, essentially slowing the deployment of cleaner emissions tech. On Thursday, the E...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Eu, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Daimler, Margrethe Vestager, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, U S Environmental Protection Agency


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Video Tutorial Hosted by a VW Executive

In this video, Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy for Volkswagen of America, Inc. walks us through the 2022 Tiguan. Schafer goes over the exterior changes, engine specs, and different interior technologies. If you are in the market for a new Tiguan, this free and easy search tool* will help you compare prices and see which VW dealers closest to you offer the best discounts and incentives. *Although free for you, Automoblog and its partners may be compensated whe...
Tags: Cars, Research, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen of America Inc, Hein Schafer, VW Executive, Tiguan Schafer


Report: Volkswagen to Sell Stake in Electrify America

According to a report in Automotive News, Volkswagen Auto Group is about to sell its stake in Electrify America, a company that builds chargers for electric vehicles. The company wants to do this so that it can seek outside funding to build its own charging infrastructure. According to the News, VW is working with Citi to find […] The post Report: Volkswagen to Sell Stake in Electrify America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Chargers, Volkswagen, EVs, Citi, Electrification, News Blog, Charging Networks, Electrify America, Automotive News Volkswagen Auto Group, News VW


Bugatti Merges With EV Hyper Car Maker Rimac, and That’s a Good Thing

We reported last fall how Volkswagen-owned Bugatti had its future products on hold, given the financially turbulent and awful year which was 2020. In addition to the global pandemic cutting production, sales, profits, and everything else, VW was pouring lots of development money into its I.D. electric vehicle lineup. At the time, there were mumblings […] The post Bugatti Merges With EV Hyper Car Maker Rimac, and That’s a Good Thing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Bugatti, Rimac


VW offloads Bugatti to Rimac to form new EV company Bugatti-Rimac

Croatian electric supercar startup Rimac Automobili is taking over Bugatti. Rimac will own a controlling 55% share in the new company, Bugatti-Rimac, with VW’s Porsche owning the remaining 45%, according to reports by the Financial Times. “Rimac and Bugatti are a perfect match in terms of what we each bring to the table,” said founder and CEO of Rimac, Mate Rimac, in a statement. “As a young, agile and fast-paced automotive and technology company, we have established ourselves as an industry pio...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Supercar, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Hyundai Motor Group, Rimac Automobili, Rimac, Hypercar, Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac


Volvo, Daimler, Traton invest $593 million to build electric truck charging network

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and Volkswagon’s AG heavy-truck business the Traton Group announced on Monday a non-binding agreement to build a network of high-performance public charging stations for electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses around Europe. The news was first reported by Reuters. The three major European automakers will invest €500 million (~$593 million USD) to install and operate 1,700 charging points in strategic locations and close to highways. They intend to finalize the a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, European Union, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, EVs, Volvo, Daimler, Reuters, Daimler Trucks, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Group, ACEA, Volvo Daimler


The VW Polo GTI Has More Power And A New Face

VW has revealed a facelifted version of the Polo GTI with more power, extra stuff and new styling
Tags: Vw, Autos, GTI


New VW Taigun Entry-level Trim Spied Testing

Many of you may know that VW has plans to introduce an all-new compact SUV...
Tags: Vw, Autos


Junkyard Find: 2009 Volkswagen Routan

Badge engineering! Always near the top of my search list when poking through car graveyards, obscure examples of marketing-inspired rebadgitude will jump right out from the ho-hum ranks of Elantras and LaCrosses in any yard. I haven’t managed to find a discarded Suzuki Equator yet, sad to say, but I have documented such rarities as […] The post Junkyard Find: 2009 Volkswagen Routan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Vw, Autos, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Denver, 2009, Van, Minivan, Dodge Caravan, Vans, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Badge Engineering


Audi Transitioning Solely to EVs Doesn’t Include Chinese Market

Volkswagen Group has been prattling on about electrification for years and ultimately decided that Audi would be the tip of its progressive spear. The brand has cachet as both a luxury and performance division, while simultaneously possessing VW’s magical ability to produce vehicles that don’t become an eyesore after you’ve had them in the garage for […] The post Audi Transitioning Solely to EVs Doesn’t Include Chinese Market appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Industry, Regulation, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Audi, EVs, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, Brand Strategy, News Blog, e-Tron, Product Planning, Battery Electric Vehicles


Porsche to make high-performance batteries in joint venture with Customcells

Luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche AG is going into the battery business. The automaker said Monday it plans to open a new factory that will produce high-performance cells through a joint venture with lithium-ion battery developer Customcells. Porsche invested in “the high double-digit millions” in the new joint venture, dubbed Cellforce Group GmbH, executive board member Michael Steiner told reporters in a media briefing ahead of the announcement. The factory also benefited from a €60 milli...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Basf, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Panasonic, Chemical, Battery Ventures, Volkswagen Group, Steiner, Oliver Blume, Porsche AG, Michael Steiner


The Station: Waymo nabs more capital, Cruise taps a $5B credit line and hints about Argo’s future

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. A few Extra Crunch items highlight before we jump into things. This week, we published an interview with Refraction AI co-founder and CTO Matthew Johnson-Roberson as part of an ongo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, China, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Cruise


VW Continues Testing Taigun On Our Roads; Kushaq To Hit Showrooms Next Month

The pair of the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq are two of the most...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun


Porsche will team with Croatia’s Rimac to take over Bugatti

Image: Bugatti Porsche wants to own a huge chunk of Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac, and it is willing to go to some pretty great lengths to make that happen. For one thing, Rimac is scheduled to go public next year with a valuation of $6.06 billion. According to a report from Germany’s Manager Magazin, the deal won’t be straight cash, but a joint venture between the Germans and the Croats. Together Porsche and Rimac will take over Bugatti with Rimac holding a controlling stake of...
Tags: News, Germany, Vw, Porsche, Ducati, Autos, Croatia, Volkswagen, Electric, Hyundai, Bugatti, Dieselgate, Reuters, Ev, Volkswagen AG, Capri Sun


VW says data breach exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Government/Legal,Audi,Volkswagen Continue reading VW says data breach exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers VW says data breach exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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VW Gives Arteon Lowered, Very Green Makeover For 'Big Sur' Concept

VW USA's latest 'Enthusiast Fleet' car is an Arteon with a 40mm drop, some new wheels and a green wrap
Tags: Vw, Autos, VW USA, Enthusiast Fleet


Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’

Volkswagen recently announced that it plans on making massive amounts of money by introducing more vehicles with over-the-air updates (OTAs), many of which will be able to store and transfer personal profiles so that users can effectively just rent their vehicles for eternity. Additionally, VW has suggested future models will have ability to lock features (that […] The post Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Trends, Corporate Strategy, Vw, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Paywalls, Data Privacy, Consumer Protection, Connected Vehicles, Industry News, Ota, Paywall


VW Arteon Big Sur Concept: The Green Car (Literally) Inspired by The Golden State

Calling this custom VW a “green machine” is definitely appropriate! Meet the 2021 Arteon Big Sur Concept, inspired by the mountainous sections of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon of the same name (Big Sur means “the big country of the south”). Volkswagen Enthusiast and Motorsport Marketing Specialist Sean Maynard, Rory Stramer and Gil Plasencia of FMS Automotive, and Jason Whipple at Rotiform designed the Arteon Big Sur Concept. “The Arteon is a hidden gem in the Volks...
Tags: California, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Continental, Golden State, Carmel, SEMA, San Simeon, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Plasencia, Sean Maynard Rory Stramer, Gil Plasencia, Jason Whipple, Rotiform


Merging Performance & Connectivity: Inside The New Digital Cockpit of The Volkswagen Golf GTI & Golf R

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. The VW Mk 8 Golf GTI and Golf R may be smaller cars, but buyers can expect big things from both the engine bay and inside the cabin. According to VW, the new electronic architecture that underpins the Golf GTI and Golf R enables a “digitally networked” world of interior displays and controls that drivers can customize accordingly. And this network of personalized displays and connectivity features br...
Tags: United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, GTI, Volkswagen Golf GTI, TSI, Volkswagen of America Inc, VW Golf GTI, Car News, Golf Gti, Klaus Bischoff Head, Volkswagen Group Design, Drift VW Golf GTI, Instead VW, Digital Cockpit Pro


Updating the Porsche Bible: The new edition of Excellence Was Expected is bigger, better, and more

Karl Ludvigsen is simply in his element when it comes to the history of the Porsche brand. This epic set of tomes is the most complete history of Porsche that has ever been written by anyone, bar none, end of discussion. Since I started here at FlatSixes, I’ve relied on the old 2008 edition of this book to provide historical context and deep dive information. It has been a critical resource and reference material for Porsche fanatics for decades, and has grown larger right along with the compan...
Tags: Amazon, Book Review, History, Vw, Porsche, Autos, Toyota, Lincoln, Volkswagen, Dick, Stuttgart, Cayman, Affiliate, Karl, Macan, Porsche Books


These New Basecamp Accessories Will Jazz Up Your 2022 VW Taos

The 2022 VW Taos is compact, sporty, and gentle on your bank account with a starting MSRP under $25,000. However, if you want to spend a little extra, VW is offering a nice array of accessories for the new Taos. The add-ons, designed to make the Taos more rugged and sporty, are part of VW’s Basecamp package and larger accessory lineup. Basecamp Package At the heart of the Basecamp accessory package are the custom body cladding elements, seen in the photos above. This body cladding kit ja...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Taos, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Vw Taos, Rydeshopper


Rental Review: The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4Motion, Days be Numbered

Today’s review is brought to you by water: Water! It’s moist. The other day when I handed over the keys to the Golf Sportwagen, my dealer’s service department loaned me this base model 2021 Tiguan S 4Motion. There’s no glass on the roof so it’s almost certain not to leak water, but what about its […] The post Rental Review: The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4Motion, Days be Numbered appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Editorials, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, Car Reviews, New Cars, Vw Tiguan, News Blog, Tiguan, Volkswagen Tiguan, Cuvs, Compact Crossovers


VW Group Shoots Down $9 Billion Lamborghini Bid

Lamborghini has changed hands more than a few times since it was founded as a way to show up Ferrari in 1963. It’s currently owned by Volkswagen Group, which recently made it clear that it has no intention of selling the brand. The Anglo-Swiss Quantum Group reportedly made an offer to buy the raging bull […] The post VW Group Shoots Down $9 Billion Lamborghini Bid appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Vw, Autos, Industry News, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen Audi, News Blog, Piech, Quantum Group, Anglo Swiss Quantum Group


Where Your Author Learns More About Volkswagen Golf Water Leakage

It’s time once again for an update in the Golf Sportwagen’s precipitation issue. Last we spoke, I’d noticed an initial musty smell in the Golf, and considerable headliner staining shortly thereafter. After some delays in the service appointment process, my local VW dealer has a solution for me. I’d booked an appointment via the dealer’s […] The post Where Your Author Learns More About Volkswagen Golf Water Leakage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen



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