BLOG: Bradford Wernle

Dieselgate? Won't somebody please invent a better name for VW's scandal

Posted 11:04 am U.S. ET, Nov. 6
blogs Bradford Wernle is a reporter for Automotive News.
When Volkswagen’s diesel scandal broke in September, mere nanoseconds elapsed before some journalist typed the dreaded moniker “Dieselgate” onto a keyboard somewhere. Phil Nussel, Automotive News online editor, groaned aloud the first time it popped up on his screen: “Oh, no, please -- not Dieselgate! Can’t we find another name for it?” ...
     Continue reading "Dieselgate? Won't somebody please invent a better name for VW's scandal" » Nov 6, 2015 11:04 am U.S. ET

Sergio is right, but industry avoids consolidation

Posted 2:07 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 5
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne set the industry on its ear recently when he said it has a dangerous problem: a chronic addiction to burning capital at an unsustainable rate. A panel of analysts at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars here wouldn’t argue with Marchionne’s assertion. But they’re not so sure the industry can cha ...
     Continue reading "Sergio is right, but industry avoids consolidation" » Aug 5, 2015 2:07 pm U.S. ET

That vroom-vroom … is it real or digital?

Posted 11:03 am U.S. ET, March 20
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Andrew Pontius, Faurecia’s chief exhaust engineer, sat in the front seat of a BMW 328i sedan. With his finger on an iPad touchscreen and one foot on the accelerator pedal, he showed me how exhaust sounds will be generated in the future.  Pontius revved the Beemer’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. With a touch of the iPad screen, th ...
     Continue reading "That vroom-vroom … is it real or digital?" » Mar 20, 2015 11:03 am U.S. ET

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