Renault and Nissan will share technology for autonomous driving

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault will benefit from the autonomous driving technology that Nissan is developing and vice versa. Renault plans to sell cars that can autonomously drive in traffic jams starting next year....
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EU seeks wider probe after VW admits CO2 emissions irregularities

Nov. 6, 2015 10:48 CET

The European Commission has written to all 28 EU countries urging them to widen their investigations into potential breaches of vehicle emissions rules after VW Group admitted it had understated CO2 levels of about 800,000 vehicles....
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EU comes under mounting pressure to agree on Europewide type approval

Nov. 6, 2015 08:23 CET

The EU's industry commissioner, Elzbieta Bienkowska, said the European Commission should have oversight powers over type approval tests in the wake of the VW emissions scandal. Her comments came amid growing pressure from investors and environmental organizations for tougher testing before new cars are approved for sale in the EU....
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Audi and Porsche models in Europe fitted with devices that U.S. says cheated tests

Nov. 5, 2015 17:58 CET

VW Group's luxury diesel cars in Europe, including Audi and Porsche models, are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the automaker said....
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VW luxury cars in Europe fitted with same devices as in U.S.

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Volkswagen's luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said today....
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Mercedes to recall 126,260 vehicles in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 cars for a defect that can cause airbags to inflate unexpectedly without a crash -- or not at all during one....
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Takata agrees to pay $70 million fine for defective airbags

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Takata agreed to phase out its use of ammonium nitrate propellant in airbag inflators and pay a $70 million U.S. fine to resolve violations stemming from the supplier's airbag defect crisis....
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BMW unsure if it's a target in U.S. emissions probe

Nov. 3, 2015 15:12 CET

BMW has not been given any indication by U.S. environmental regulators whether it could become a target of a wider probe of diesel emissions, nor has the automaker received the all-clear....
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BMW says it has not talked to EPA about emissions

7:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW said it has not talked to the U.S. agency that caught Volkswagen cheating emissions tests and has not been asked to do so....
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VW CEO Mueller could be tainted by new EPA accusation

6:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

New allegations from U.S. regulators that Volkswagen AG cheated on more diesel-powered models, including one Porsche, could be trouble for new CEO Matthias Mueller, who came from the company's prestigious sports-car maker....
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VW failed to report death, 3 injuries linked to vehicles to NHTSA

6:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator's database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects....
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VW, Porsche, Audi 3.0-liter diesels also have 'defeat devices,' EPA says

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen's emissions scandal deepened on Monday when the U.S. EPA said several additional models from the automaker, including Audi and Porsche nameplates, contained illegal software that masked higher emissions than allowed by U.S. regulations....
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Tougher EU emissions tests likely to hit sales of smaller diesels

Oct. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Tougher pollution controls for diesel cars in Europe will hit sales of smaller models, analysts say....
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Ghosn says diesel sales have peaked in Europe

Oct. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Demand for diesel-powered cars has peaked in Europe, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Sales of smaller cars with diesel engines were declining even before VW's rigging scandal, Ghosn said....
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Automakers say EU emissions-testing deal will hurt industry

Oct. 30, 2015 14:46 CET

European carmakers said tougher emissions-testing rules agreed this week by the EU would hurt the industry by forcing the early phase-out of some diesel models and making it harder to meet carbon dioxide limits....
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VW's U.S. reputation won't suffer long amid emissions scandal, German official says

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

VW's reputation in the U.S. shouldn't suffer lasting damage from an emissions-cheating scandal that has reduced sales and added billions of dollars of recall-related costs, Germany's transport minister said during a visit to Washington....
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FCA U.S. safety and regulatory chief Scott Kunselman to retire Nov. 30

10:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The executive who served as the face of Fiat Chrysler in its latest travails with U.S. safety regulators and Congress will retire next month. Scott Kunselman, 52, FCA's senior vice president of vehicle safety and regulatory affairs, will retire Nov. 30 after 30 years with the automaker and its corporate predecessors, the company said today....
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EU set for fight over emissions tests after VW cheating

Oct. 26, 2015 12:44 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief, Elzbieta Bienkowska, faces a clash with EU governments this week over tougher car-emissions testing. EU countries including Germany oppose the way Bienkowska plans to implement a new inspection regime....
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Another defeat device dust-up?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

British inventor James Dyson, founder of the vacuum cleaner manufacturer, has accused Siemens and Bosch of using an illegal defeat device - a sensor in their cleaners that makes them use less energy in government lab testing than they do in real-world vacuuming....
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Volkswagen testing Takata airbags as U.S. weighs wider recalls

9:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Volkswagen said it is collecting Takata airbags from its vehicles for testing and told the U.S. regulator that getting replacement parts would take more than a year if recalls are expanded....
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VW will audit compliance with U.S. death reporting law

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Volkswagen AG, which reported death and injury claims at the lowest rate of any major automaker in the U.S. in the last decade, agreed to an independent audit of its compliance with a law requiring timely reporting of those claims....
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NHTSA to decide soon on steps to speed Takata airbag repairs

11:26 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will decide by Thanksgiving whether to order additional measures to speed up the recalls of more than 19 million U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that may explode in a crash....
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Voice commands can distract drivers even after they're done using them, study finds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Drivers can remain distracted for up to 27 seconds after using voice commands on their phones or in-vehicle infotainment systems, research conducted for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found....
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Republicans defend carbon credits as incentive for auto safety

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

House Republicans today defended an industry-backed legislative proposal that would award automakers credits against federal pollution standards for adopting advanced collision-avoidance technology in cars and other light vehicles....
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U.S. regulators warn against Republican auto safety proposals

9:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Republican proposals to improve U.S. auto safety came under fire on Tuesday from federal regulators, who warned that proposed changes to current rules would erode consumer safety and give automakers control over the public disclosure of safety recalls....
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