Škoda , the best Volkswagen Group brand that Americans can’t buy, recently announced it will get into the seven-seat SUV game with a new vehicle called the Kodiaq. And in Kodiak, Alaska, the locals and mayor were so excited they decided to get in on the action by renaming their town for a whole day. Read more...
It's all fun and games until someone is caught cheating. That is the lesson that Volkswagen learned last fall, when the German car manufacturer was caught using software that could detect when an emissions test was taking place in order to give better results. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Nazis: Too evil for mockery, or fair game for belly laughs? The Holocaust: Reserved exclusively for serious discussion, or is there social good in tasteless jokes referencing GE and Volkswagen? Here’s a test: What were the...Show More Summary
Gasoline is gloriously cheap and the automotive industry is taking a break from the tiresome “more mpg” game. That, Christmas comes early for Volkswagen employees, Carlos Ghosn has a plan to save big bucks, Google is luring more humans...Show More Summary
Convertible sport utilities are a tough sell, as most automakers know. Most enter the game and then quietly bow out amid the giggles and snickering. Volkswagen is now taking a turn, though only in conceptual form, with the new T-Cross...Show More Summary
Akio Toyoda (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Last summer, and in a Dewey vs. Truman moment, media around the world crowned Volkswagen as the world’s largest automaker. The game is not decided at halftime, and when Toyota published its official 2015 results today, Volkswagen AG found itself in the same place [...]
LAS VEGAS — Until this moment, BMW has been the only carmaker with production-ready gesture controls. However, Volkswagen just got into the touch-free game with the debut of its new 9.2-inch infotainment system — complete with gesture...Show More Summary
The recent suite of updates added to the evergreen Toyota RAV4 suggests that the just-released 2016 facelift moves the game forward by a tangible margin for this popular mid-sized SUV range. Sharper styling, a lift in cabin features and finishes, plus improved ride, handling, comfort and safety all carry the collective promise of game-lifting and enhanced […]
Manchester United reportedly complained their dressing room at the Volkswagen Arena on Tuesday evening was too warm ahead of the game. The Red Devils suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg on the night, as they were eliminated from the Champions League. Show More Summary
When last we checked in on Volkswagen and the widening emissions scandal, we learned that in addition to software installed on some 11 million diesel vehicles designed to game nitrogen oxide tests, Germany’s largest carmaker has also been habitually understating CO2 output on around 800,000 cars sold in Europe. Show More Summary
Fiat re-introduces the 124 spider, Cadillac ups its ante in the crossover game, and Volkswagen apologizes, again. Senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap. Continue reading Autoblog Minute:Show More Summary
More than 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles were able to game the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions tests by using sneaky software to identify when an assessment was going on—and the EPA doesn't want to get fooled again. Show More Summary
Gamification was not long ago the darling of business talk. Successful initiatives like Volkswagen’s campaign The Fun Theory proved that incorporating elements of games can help achieve tangible goals while increasing customer enjoyment. Show More Summary
In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal, the Environmental Protection Agency vowed to crack down on the auto industry with renewed vigor. That process has started. Continue reading EPA upping its game amid Volkswagen probe EPA upping its game amid Volkswagen probe originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:31:00 EST. Show More Summary
If anyone needed another example of why a carbon tax is a good idea, look no further than Volkswagen’s diesel scandal. The automaker’s efforts to game the current system are a case study in what’s wrong with government attempts to reduce pollution with regulation and tax subsidies, rather than through [...]
EPA is "upping its game" in response to the Volkswagen scandal and "putting manufacturers on notice" that the agency will be looking specifically for defeat devices. He wouldn't give away any specifics, except to let manufacturers know that "we will be keeping your car longer."
We’re still in the throes of Dieselgate, that smoky, messy tale of Volkswagen’s disturbingly clever gaming of the EPA’s testing and emission regulations. But it’s not Volkswagen’s first time playing fast and loose with claims about emission controls, as we learn in two examples from the 1960s and ‘70s. Read more...
Evidence suggests television makers are also gaming regulatory tests to overstate their energy efficiency
Volkswagen is far from the first auto company accused of trying to game required environmental tests. Continue reading ? The post Volkswagen isn’t the first auto company accused of rigging tests appeared first on PBS NewsHour.