Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more than 15,000 vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines sold in the state since 2009, the regulator said in a statement....
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CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles using the first generation of its 2.0-liter diesel with emissions-masking software....
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Mercedes-Benz touts fun-to-drive 'California car' 2017 SL roadster

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled a new 2017 SL roadster -- a pure fun-to-drive car that the company expects to sell for more than $100,000 and hold strong appeal to upscale customers on the west coast....
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VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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L.A. show to feature 30 global new-vehicle debuts, technology expo

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

Promising equal parts traffic, sunshine, new cars and technology, next month's 2015 L.A. Auto Show will feature 30 global new-vehicle debuts, organizers said today....
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Stanford goes 'Back to the Future' with a self-driving DeLorean

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

On the eve of what has become known as “Back to the Future Day,” Stanford University researchers unveiled a self-driving DeLorean that can burn rubber under robot control, suggesting the future might not be so dismal after all....
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EPA's new VW probe may reveal failure to disclose

11:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

The EPA is investigating a second emissions-control software program in VW cars that were rigged to pass pollution tests -- one that the automaker may have failed to properly disclose....
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VW faces Nov. 20 deadline in California for fix to diesel violations

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

California is giving VW until November 20 to come up with a plan to fix diesel models affected by its rigging of emissions tests, a spokesman for the California Air Resources Board said....
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A Stanford professor's quest to fix driverless cars' major flaw

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

As the autonomous car movement barrels ahead, Chris Gerdes is raising questions about ethical choices that must inevitably be programmed into the robotic minds expected one day soon to be driving along the nation's highways....
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Ford touts driving technology for scary L.A. traffic conditions

7:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Ford took its mobility technology road show to L.A. on Monday, touting semi-autonomous driving features in a city known for its scary driving conditions....
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California to launch separate VW emissions probe, report says

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

California plans to conduct its own probe of Volkswagen in the widening fallout from the company’s admission that 11 million of its diesel vehicles use software to cheat emissions tests, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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GM's new diesel pickups first to get extra scrutiny from EPA, CARB

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM has been told by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that the new diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups will not be certified until they have been tested on the road as well as in the lab....
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EPA should do more road emissions tests, critics say

7:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

VW's ability to cheat on emissions screening for seven years is putting pressure on U.S. regulators to change the assessments by adding more road tests to complement laboratory analysis....
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California gears up to penalize Volkswagen

9:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

California is preparing a major enforcement action against Volkswagen AG after the company violated tailpipe emissions tests. Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said it was too soon to say what penalties would be levied against the company....
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Used-car dealers in Calif. sue VW over diesel emissions

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Independent, used car dealerships sued Volkswagen AG in California on Thursday over losses they say they will incur following revelations that the company fitted some diesel models with software to cheat on U.S. vehicle emissions tests....
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Lawyer seeks to send VW civil suits to federal court in California

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

At least two dozen civil lawsuits accusing Volkswagen of misleading customers by designing some diesel models to cheat on U.S. emissions tests should be sent to California federal court, a lawyer in one such case said in a motion filed today....
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Diesel cars loiter in lots as VW dealers, owners sit and wait

7:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

At the VW of Oakland dealership in California, the German company's "clean diesel-" powered cars were a big hit with eco-friendly customers. Now, following VW's admission that it rigged emissions tests of its diesel cars in the United States, a line of 2015 diesel Golf Sportwagens sit unsellable in the lot....
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Honda gets California approval for self-driving cars on roads

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Honda has received a permit from the state of California to drive its autonomous vehicles on public streets, joining companies ranging from Google to Volkswagen in testing the fast-growing technology....
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State-owned China automaker teams with U.S. electric-car startup Atieva

1:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

One of China's largest state-owned automakers said it has opened a technology research center in California's Silicon Valley and is teaming with U.S. electric-car startup Atieva to develop EVs for China and global markets....
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China's BAIC opens r&d center in Silicon Valley

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Chinese automaker BAIC Motor has opened an r&d center in Silicon Valley -- a facility that will help the company develop technology for electric vehicles, batteries and telematics. The center, which BAIC launched as a partnership with the Beijing New Engineering Research Institute, houses 20 employees....
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California lawmakers drop fuel economy provision from climate bill

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

A proposal to slash fuel use by cars and trucks in California over the next 15 years was dropped late Wednesday from an ambitious climate change bill in the California State Assembly....
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Calif. climate bill unnerves automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2015

A California climate-change bill that could see a vote this week in the state Assembly has some automakers worried that it could disrupt the alignment of state and federal regulations on emissions....
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Toyota invests $50 million in artificial intelligence for smarter cars

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Seeking to make cars better at avoiding crashes, Toyota will spend $50 million over five years to set up joint research centers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, the Japanese automaker said today. Toyota has also hired a robotics expert from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon r&d division that has played a pivotal role in the development of self-driving cars....
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Tesla will begin deliveries of Model X on Sept. 29

Sept. 3, 2015 11:17 CET

Tesla will begin delivering its Model X electric crossover at the end of the month. The Model X will launch with a premium-priced special version called the Signature series that will cost between $132,000 and $144,000....
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Calif. dealers call Tesla referral deal illegal

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015

A new referral program from Tesla Motors that offers discounts to buyers referred by a Tesla owner is drawing complaints from dealers in the electric-car manufacturer’s home state of California....
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