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VW Says China To Become Global Software Development Hub For Autonomous Tech

Volkswagen will use Chinese software developers to help design a global autonomous vehicle architecture thanks to the prevalence of qualified programmers which carmakers are struggling to hire elsewhere, senior executives said on Monday. Reuters reports: As carmakers scramble to develop advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving functions, carmakers are struggling to find qualified engineers to build the software algorithms needed to teach cars the right reflexes. Volkswagen has 4...
Tags: China, Tech, Vw, Shanghai, Volkswagen, Reuters, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen China, Stephan Woellenstein


Audi’s New Mobility Egg

Audi’s pitching more than just new models at Auto Shanghai this month; it’s promoting a new way to drive. The AI:ME Concept is a summonable, self-driving urban electric, aimed at reshaping the company’s business model — or at least examining that possibility. While Audi refers to the vehicle as a highly specialized premium automobile that can be […] The post Audi’s New Mobility Egg appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Audi, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Avs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Auto Shanghai, City Car, AI:ME, Audi AI:ME


VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult

Even with affordable electric vehicles cropping up on the global market, their budgetary nature is relative. While the industry promises that EVs will offer the world an affordable, mechanically simple and green alternative to traditional internal combustion models, they’ve yet to deliver. That’s not to suggest e-cars are failures, just that the technologies involved are still […] The post VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Development, Engineering, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Seat, EVs, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Meb, News Blog, Product Planning, I.D, small MEB


BMW, Daimler, and VW Colluded To Prevent Better Emissions Control Tech, EU Says

The European Union Commission today accused BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen Group (which makes VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles) of colluding to limit emissions reduction technology in their diesel and gas vehicles. From a report: The commission accused the three manufacturers of coordinating to limit the size and refill ranges of AdBlue tanks on their diesel vehicles made between 2006 and 2014. AdBlue is a urea-based liquid that is injected into exhaust gas to reduce the amount of nitrogen oxides (N...
Tags: Tech, Porsche, Volkswagen Group, European Union Commission, EU Commission, VW Audi, BMW Daimler


EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion

It might have taken two years of investigative raids and Daimler acting as a whistleblower, but Germany’s Big Three automakers finally stand accused by the European Union of collusion. On Friday, the European Commission claimed that Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems […] The post EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Eu, European Union, Vw, Investigations, European Commission, Autos, Bmw, Raids, Daimler, Cartels, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Volkswagen Group BMW, Automotive Cartel


Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept

While Seat works on bringing Volkswagen Group’s most-affordable EVs to market, the company’s namesake has devised a concept vehicle aimed the swelling electrified crossover segment. Adhering to the I.D. sub-brand’s absolutely terrible naming scheme, the “Roomzz” is another semi-autonomous concept aimed at generating excitement at automotive trade shows — specifically, Auto Shanghai. However, it would […] The post Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Auto Shanghai, I.D, I.D. brand, I.D. Roomzz, Roomzz Concept, Roomzz


Don’t Lose Sleep Waiting for Volkswagen’s Super-cheap EV

As Volkswagen Group embarks on its quest to build and disseminate The People’s Propulsion across the globe, rumblings of an ultra-cheap electric car from the automaker have come into focus. We began hearing of such a vehicle last year, when reports emerged that VW was planning an EV with an MSRP below 20,000 euros (roughly […] The post Don’t Lose Sleep Waiting for Volkswagen’s Super-cheap EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Seat, EVs, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Porsche Figures a Subscription/Leasing Plan Just Might Discourage Flippers

Ultra-rare automobiles have a tendency to be scooped up by speculators hoping to turn a buck. Manufacturers hate this, as they see none of that sweet, secondhand scratch — plus, the vehicles frequently end up as garage queens tucked away from the public eye. While a bit of a grimy move, it’s easy to understand why […] The post Porsche Figures a Subscription/Leasing Plan Just Might Discourage Flippers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen Group, Oliver Blume, Leasing, News Blog, Auto Leasing, Automotive Subscriptions, Subcription Plans


Volkswagen I.D. R aims to set record on China's 'Heaven's Gate' road

This has already been quite the year for the Volkswagen Group and track records. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS just took the top line at Road Atlanta, and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ just did the same at Hockenheim. In less than 100 days, Bentley will put a Continental GT at the base of Pikes Peak to go for the mountain's production car record.
Tags: News, China, Volkswagen, Bentley, Continental, Volkswagen Group, Hockenheim, Road Atlanta


SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with lying to investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Volkswagen Group and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with deceiving investors.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, SEC, Volkswagen, Usa Today, Volkswagen Group, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Martin Winterkorn


SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO Martin Winterkorn with lying to investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Volkswagen Group and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with deceiving investors.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, SEC, Volkswagen, Usa Today, Volkswagen Group, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Martin Winterkorn


Hey, Wait Up: Audi Crafts Realignment Plan After German Rivals Spring Ahead

Audi’s global sales fell 3.5 percent in 2018, placing the Volkswagen Group brand further behind in its bid to challenge the likes of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. As its revenue dipped, so too did the brand’s operating margin. Mistakes were made, the automaker claims. As it gears up to present a strategic realignment plan on May […] The post Hey, Wait Up: Audi Crafts Realignment Plan After German Rivals Spring Ahead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Corporate Earnings


Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs

Volkswagen Group just announced a restructuring plan aimed at raising the company’s operating margin to 6 percent. Unfortunately, the strategy involves a staffing reduction of up to 7,000 individuals by 2023 — with the automaker saving an estimated 5.9 billion euros in the process. While legitimate layoffs aren’t expected to take place for at least a few […] The post Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Profits, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Restructuring, Auto Jobs


Leonardo DiCaprio’s Volkswagen Film Taps Edward Berger to Direct

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Volkswagen film lands Edward Berger to direct Edward Berger (Patrick Melrose) has been tapped to direct Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming film about the Volkswagen Clean Diesel crisis, according to Collider. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addS...
Tags: Movies, Amc, Vw, Leonardo Dicaprio, Epa, Volkswagen, Jack, Paramount, Berger, Norton, Volkswagen Group, DiCaprio, Charles Randolph, Martin Winterkorn, Edward Berger, ComingSoon


VW’s futuristic all-electric dune buggy embraces its 1960s’ roots

Volkswagen has added another member to its ever-expanding I.D. line of concept electric vehicles that’s meant to showcase the automaker’s electric future. This time it’s the I.D. Buggy, an all-electric dune buggy with some 1960s California subculture flair. The I.D. Buggy, which made its global debut Monday at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, is meant to show the versatility of the automaker’s modular electric drive toolkit chassis, or MEB. The MEB, which was introduced in 2016, is a fl...
Tags: Transportation, California, China, Germany, Cars, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Chattanooga, Hanover, North American International Auto Show


Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light

Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA or Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory, is part of the automaker’s built-in traffic light-reading technology. And Audi says it’s the first automaker to include this GLOSA feature in its cars. It all began in 2016 when Audi launched traffic light information, a system that enables the car to  communicate with the ...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Virginia, Cars, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Traffic, Automotive, United States, Transport, Dallas, Las Vegas, Audi, Orlando, Volkswagen Group


Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments

Hoping to minimize development costs, Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. recently forged an automotive alliance. Collaborative projects officially include commercial vans and pickup trucks, though the duo are also said to be working together on electric and autonomous vehicle development. Unfortunately, trouble in pinning down the details has slightly soured the relationship. Through the alliance, Ford […] The post Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments appeared first on The Truth Abou...
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Partnerships, Ford Motor Co, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Auto Alliances, Volkswagen Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments


Casting a Wider Net: Audi’s EV Push Won’t Ignore the Entry-level Crowd

Audi plans to make a green new deal with premium-minded buyers of limited means. With the brand’s Volkswagen Group parent going all-in on electric vehicles, Audi has access to whatever it needs from mama’s parts bin. This will come in handy. It seems a cheaper, smaller EV is Audi’s next big reveal, with the Golf-sized […] The post Casting a Wider Net: Audi’s EV Push Won’t Ignore the Entry-level Crowd appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Audi, EVs, Platforms, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Getting Familiar with DAX Trading: A Short Guide

Sponsored When private financiers, professional traders, and entrepreneurs seek to diversify their investments, among the first things that come to their minds, is DAX – The Deutscher Aktienindex. DAX tracks the value of thirty biggest companies in Germany that are trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE), the largest in the country and the tenth largest in the world. Today, we will offer you a short guide on DAX trading, emphasizing its importance to traders all over the world. What is DA...
Tags: Business, Money, Germany, European Union, Right Now, Volkswagen Group, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt Stock Exchange FSE, Frankfurt Stock Exchange Germany, Bayer BASF Daimler BMW


Electric Ambitions: Can Volkswagen Pull Off Its Aggressive EV Strategy?

Following its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen leaned hard into electrification. The automaker needed to look environmentally conscious after being caught cheating on emissions tests, and promising a glut of electric vehicles seemed like a good way to accomplish that goal. Of course, building EVs also allows companies to offset fleet-wide emissions — protecting the existence […] The post Electric Ambitions: Can Volkswagen Pull Off Its Aggressive EV Strategy? appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: Corporate Strategy, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning


2019 Audi TT RS Receives Mild Refresh, Hazy Future

Having already spruced up the standard TT over the summer, Audi is now ready to unveil lightly refreshed versions of the TT RS and TT RS Roadster. The brand basically needs to tide its customers over until the model undergoes a more comprehensive update or is replaced by something else. That’s not all bad. While […] The post 2019 Audi TT RS Receives Mild Refresh, Hazy Future appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Audi, Roadsters, Volkswagen Group, Audi TT, TT, Audi RS, News Blog, Audi TT-RS, Sport Coupes, 2019 Audi TT RS, 2019 Audi TT RS Roadster


Renault-Nissan group sold most cars last year, but VW's No.1 including trucks

Volkswagen Group has held on to its position as the world's top-selling automaker for the fifth year in a row, although the German group was edged out again by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in the light-duty vehicles segment.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Vw, Renault Nissan, Volkswagen Group, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi


VW says trade war big concern, in talks to avoid U.S. import tariffs

Volkswagen Group has a "big concern" over slowing consumer demand in China resulting from the Sino-U.S. trade war, but believes it can still grow slightly and there will be a deal between the two countries, its chief executive said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Vw, Volkswagen Group


Volkswagen Officially Announces Record Attempt for Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Volkswagen is currently on a quest to prove electrification is the true path forward for automobiles. However, it’s not doing this by releasing production plug-ins with robust battery ranges. Instead, it’s taking its electric racer to the Nordschleife this summer after achieving total victory at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb last June. The automaker wants […] The post Volkswagen Officially Announces Record Attempt for Nürburgring-Nordschleife appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Autos, Volkswagen, Motorsport, Volkswagen Group, Nurburgring, Romain Dumas, VW Golf, News Blog, Time Attack, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Nordschleife, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Record attempts, I.D, I.D. R Pikes Peak


Volkswagen Group hints at the 1.0L TGI petrol-CNG engine for Indian cars - Report

So far, Volkswagen Group has refrained from offering a CNG engine in India....
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen Group


Germany Engineering Firm Pleads Guilty to Involvement in VW Emissions Scandal

IAV GmbH, the German engineering company co-owned by Volkswagen Group, plead guilty to a felony count of conspiracy in a U.S. District Court on Friday, to the surprise of absolutely no one. Last month, authorities said the firm had already agreed to a guilty plea and multi-million-dollar fine for its role in helping Volkswagen Group develop […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Industry News, Dieselgate, U S District Court, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Emissions Scandal, IAV, Defeat Device, Hot Legal Action, Illegal Software


Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

NEW DELHI (AP) — Volkswagen Group says that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.A... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, India, Ap, Volkswagen, New Delhi, Volkswagen Group


Ford and Volkswagen Announce Alliance; Joint Pickup Project Is a Go

Months of speculation and rumors came to an end in Detroit Tuesday, as auto giants Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group officially announced they will take their relationship to the next level. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding last year, initially to explore joint commercial vehicle production, the two automakers now say their pact will […] The post Ford and Volkswagen Announce Alliance; Joint Pickup Project Is a Go appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Detroit, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Announce Alliance


Volkswagen, Ford alliance: The start of a complicated friendship at the Detroit auto show

It makes sense that Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. want to team up. But if history is any guide, these types of alliances can end badly.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles

Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said during a presentation at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the plant. VW’s Chattanooga expansion is just a piece of the automaker’s broader plan to move away from diesel in the...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Germany, Cars, US, America, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Manufacturing, Volkswagen