German lawmakers call for inquiry into VW compliance chief exitWed, 22, Feb 2017
Lawmakers from Volkswagen's home region called on Wednesday for an inquiry into the sudden departure of the German carmaker's compliance chief last month, saying they were concerned the supervisory board was not overseeing the business effectively.
German court bars discussion of emissions documents in Audi caseWed, 22, Feb 2017
Takata ranks last in reputation among 100 most-visible companies in U.S.Tue, 21, Feb 2017
Troubled airbag supplier Takata took last place on a list ranking the reputations of the 100 most-visible companies in the U.S., landing in the “critical” score category, the Harris Poll said Tuesday.
Audi fires 4 engineers from diesel divisionMon, 20, Feb 2017
Audi, which has been caught up in parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, has fired four engineers from its diesel division. The dismissed engineers include the automaker's engine development chief and a former head of emissions in the U.S., a report said.
Former Uber exec fined $90,000 for illegal lobbyingMon, 20, Feb 2017
Former Uber executive David Plouffe, once a top aide to former President Barack Obama, has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel, another former Obama aide.
North Carolina dealer sued in sex offense caseMon, 20, Feb 2017
VW, Bosch diesel settlements receive preliminary court approvalTue, 14, Feb 2017
A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a VW settlement to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting 3.0 liter diesel-engine vehicles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also granted preliminary approval to Robert Bosch's settlement to pay $327.5 million to VW diesel owners.
VW CEO slams infighting as spat escalates over worker agreementMon, 13, Feb 2017
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller sought to calm nerves at the automaker as festering disputes with labor leaders and allegations from former Chairman Ferdinand Piech threatened to disrupt efforts to overcome its diesel-cheating scandal.
Ex-VW chairman Piech refuses to testify in German emissions inquirySun, 12, Feb 2017
Takata forecasts third annual loss after U.S. criminal settlementFri, 10, Feb 2017
Takata, the troubled airbag supplier behind the biggest auto safety recall, said it will probably report a third consecutive annual loss as it booked a one-time charge after agreeing to settle a U.S. criminal investigation.
VW's U.S. comeback faces roadblock from Trump tax on Mexican BeetlesThu, 09, Feb 2017
Piech returns to settle old scores in diesel scandalThu, 09, Feb 2017
Ferdinand Piech abruptly departed Volkswagen Group nearly two years ago. Now the former VW chairman is looking to settle old scores and has rekindled accusations that top managers knew about falsified emissions tests months before publicly admitting to it.