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VW CFO Hans Dieter Potsch nominated as new board chairman

The search for a successor to Ferdinand Piëch has come to an end as the Volkswagen Group has nominated a new chairman. The Executive and Nomination committees of VW's Supervisory Board have put their weight behind one Hans Dieter Pötsch, who currently serves on the company's management board as its …

New BMW 7-series Plug-In Hybrid Packs a Four-Cylinder

When BMW brought out a V-12 in its second-generation 7-series, the move stunned the industry and prompted Mercedes-Benz to follow suit. (In fact, a V-16 had been considered.) Fast forward to the new, sixth generation of the 7-series and BMW is confirming the availability of a four-cylinder, the …

Marchionne's FCA-GM merger might come after Ferrari spinoff

Sergio Marchionne is continuing to rumble about working out a merger with General Motors, but don't expect anything big to happen before at least early next year. That's because Marchionne would likely wait for the Ferrari spin-off to be complete before beginning his next big deal, according to</i> …

2017 Bentley Bentayga Hits 187 MPH (w/Video)

Claims to be “world’s fastest SUV.”<p>Before its official reveal in Frankfurt, the Bentley Bentayga hit the open road for some high-speed tests at an undisclosed location recently. In a new video, Bentley shows its first SUV hitting 187 mph.<p>From this result, Bentley claims the Bentayga is the “world’s …

Toyota Wants Crash-Proof Cars, But Don't Call Them 'Self-Driving'

World's largest automaker teams with Stanford and MIT on artificial intelligence driving<p>The Toyota Motor Company has been conspicuously absent from most of the buzz surrounding self-driving cars in recent years (not counting Google's fleet of modified, self-driving Toyota Priuses). That's for good …

Self-driving cars can be fooled by fake signals

You'd think that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics. Security researcher Jonathan Petit has determined that you can fool LIDAR (the laser ranging common on autonomous vehicles) by …

Hamilton's Dream Season Continues With Monza Win, Rosberg DNF

But with Mercedes AMG called to the stewards post-race over tire inflation concerns, could penalties be looming later?<p>At least for now, Lewis Hamilton has won the Italian Grand Prix.<p>It started flawlessly for the reigning champion, but for his nearest competitors at Ferrari, it could easily have …

Volkswagen bringing new Tiguan to Frankfurt

As expected, Volkswagen will introduce the new Tiguan crossover at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. While the brand hasn't quite gotten on the endless teaser train, VW's German Facebook page has released a simple shot of the new crossover covered up on the Wolfsburg factory line.<p>We're not able to …