Volkswagen

Volkswagen may offer more electric cars than any other brand

Now that the “dieselgate” scandal is almost over, VW needs to revamp its image and find a new way to appeal to the “green” crowd. Diesel has become a …

Electric Vehicles

Germany plans new emissions testing body after VW scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will set up a new organization to test vehicle emissions to try to restore consumer confidence after Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) emissions scandal revealed an industry-wide pollution problem, the transport ministry said on Tuesday.<p>The ministry said the new institute would …

Emissions Testing

Why does Volkswagen have a water-cooled exhaust?

The Volkswagen Group loves its EA888 engine, found in popular models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3.<p>This is the turbocharged inline-4 …

Autos

Volkswagen partners with Nvidia to expand its use of AI beyond autonomous vehicles

Volkswagen is working with Nvidia to expand its usage of its artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies beyond autonomous vehicles and into other areas of business, the two companies revealed today.<p>VW set up its Munich-based data lab in 2014. Last year it pushed on with the hiring of …

Transportation

Labour shortages threaten growth in central Europe

Ageing populations and mass emigration to the west mean skilled workers are scarce<p>At 6am last Tuesday, thousands of workers at Volkswagen’s huge auto …

UK News

Transformers producer shares Bumblebee plot details, confirms classic VW Beetle form

Following the disappointing box office opening for <b>Transformers: The Last Knight</b> (outside of China, at least), Hasbro and Paramount Pictures will be …

Movies

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Critical Step On Volkswagen's Road To Recovery

Volkswagen’s U.S. sales topped out in 2012 at an impressive 438,000 units. That number is even more impressive given VW’s sales of 256,000 units just 2 years earlier. The company appeared to be on a major growth spurt, with no end in sight. Of course the sales growth did end, starting with a …

Trucks

Takata bankruptcy: Is your car affected by air bag recall?

Vehicles affected by Japanese auto supplier Takata's air bag recall will continue to receive repairs despite the company's bankruptcy filing Sunday.<p>Dealers will notify owners when they are eligible for free repairs in the largest recall in U.S. history.<p>Repairs are expected to take through the end …

Trucks

Volkswagen Golf '7.5' launching with sharpened prices

Car companies have traditionally reserved aggressive subsidisation of on-road taxes and charges until a vehicle was further into its life cycle and …

Autos

Volkswagen and similar falls from grace motivated by the desire to be number one

Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, was leading his company on a course to surpass Toyota as the largest car maker in the world. And he …

News (China)

Volkswagen Slovakia plant workers end strike after winning wage hike

Unions at Volkswagen Slovakia said on Sunday they were ending a six-day strike after agreeing a 14.1% wage hike with management at the eurozone …

Business (India)

TAC-tick.com HOME: Tactical & Hostile Environment Driver Management Training

NEWS: June 4th: Once again we have terrorism in the capital. This really does highlight the need to be aware of one's environment and the risks it …

Self Defense

Audi workers are frustrated with 'disastrous' indecisiveness of top management

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Audi's management board, including Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, has been sharply criticized by company managers, <i>Bild am Sonntag</i> reported on Sunday, citing an internal dossier. It said the executive board had shown no signals of a fresh start, change or readiness for the …

Sports Cars

Carmakers pick up speed in big data race

June 25, 2017 5:00 AM<br>FRANKFURT • Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data centre. And Bosch last week announced …

Big Data

Feature: Mazda3 and 323 over the years

Behind the wheel of Mazda's classic small car collection.<p>Small cars are a big deal in Australia, with models such as the Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and …

Autos

Volkswagen quickens job cuts with an eye on electrics, self-driving

Volkswagen is moving faster to cut up to 23,000 jobs and shift the savings to electric and self-driving car technology, Reuters reports. The company …

Business

Bumblebee Returns In His Original Volkswagen Beetle Form In The Next Transformers Movie

Let’s be honest: the <i>Transformers</i> series of movies are pretty awful. Even if we accept that a movie about space-robots that turn into cars and trucks …

Movies

I Was The First American Journalist To Visit This Unreal Hidden Car Museum

SEAT may be one of the biggest carmakers that’s almost unknown in America. They’re sold pretty much everywhere <i>but</i> America, and as a result even …

Autos

Harley/Ducati: not such an easy rider

Buying the Italian racer would be a stretch for the US brand

Motorcycles

Spice Up Your Shop with a VW Pickup Wall Decoration

Seeing a half car is always a disconcerting experience. Especially when that half car is about 14 feet up in the air. [PanasonicModelRC6015] — We’ll …

Back to the Future

German jobs threatened by Brexit, says Deloitte

A lot has been said about the effect Brexit would have on the British auto industry and the choice of affordable vehicles in the isles, but a recent …

The 4 best off-roaders in India right now

The 4 best off-roaders in India right now<p>SUVs have grown pretty darn popular not just across the world but also in India. It isn’t surprising then, …

Trucks

Review: Volkswagen Beetle Club Edition

IMAGE Ian Magbanua<p>What we have here is the 2017 <b>Volkswagen Beetle Club Edition</b>. This limited-run variant, which is exclusive to the Philippine market, …

Autos

Help Texas Make Best Use of Volkswagen Settlement Funds

<i>The Texas Clean Air Working Group (TCAWG) and the city of Austin will hold a workshop on Monday (June 26th) to discuss how Texas can use funding from</i> …

Autos

Volkswagen Brings Back the Beloved Microbus as an Electric Vehicle

Are we getting one step closer to having the beloved Volkswagen Microbus back in production? All signs point in the right direction, with VW CEO Herbert Diess' recent statements. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand,” he shared. “We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in US …

Electric Vehicles

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

A Golf for those who find themselves in the family way.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The Volkswagen Golf family is large and diverse, with a model for every life stage. Just starting out? Buy a Golf. Have a little money and a taste for fun? Buy a Golf GTI. A bigger budget and rally-driver tendencies might point …

Trucks

VW waives appeal, agrees to buy back dieselgate cars in Germany

BERLIN - Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation.<p>Consumer agencies across Europe have been pushing for compensation for Volkswagen (VW) drivers who …

Germany

VW is cutting jobs at core brand more quickly than planned: HR boss

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen (DE:VOWG_p) is reducing the workforce at its core division more rapidly than planned, its human resources …

Stock Markets

Nvidia's Presence In Cars Is Threatened By Intel And Qualcomm

Nvidia investors should be wary of competing platforms from Intel and Qualcomm that are more holistic in addressing full autonomous …

Autos

First Images of the Ducati V4 Superbike Appear

We should have officially named this week Ducati Week, because the Italian brand can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. First, it was the …

Motorcycles