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Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit on Friday resolved a lawsuit brought by a North Carolina man whose diesel emissions case was set to be the first to go to trial on Monday.
VW will take steps to bring its academic research projects into line with moral standards, the carmaker said, seeking to demonstrate lessons learned from the latest diesel scandal aftershock.
BMW said it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its 5- and 7-series models.
VW offered a cautious earnings and sales forecast for 2018 after nearly doubling profit last year -- helped by record sales of Audi and Porsche models and cost cuts at its VW brand.
Congress should investigate new allegations that VW diesel cars were sold overseas with rigged software, a Republican lawmaker said.
German prosecutors searched the homes of three new suspects in connection with Audi's emissions scandal, further widening their inquiry to include former executives.
Audi said it will begin integrating automated toll payment technology into its vehicles in the United States this year that will allow drivers to pay tolls without the need for an additional device.
VW agreed to raise the wages of more than 120,000 workers in Germany, averting threats of widespread strikes at the automaker.
A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners.
VW CEO Matthias Mueller said reports of an ouster of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler are false. A German newspaper said Stadler will be replaced in April.
Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said.
Porsche and Audi will significantly reduce development costs for future electric vehicles with a joint platform, German newspapers quoted their CEOs as saying.
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