Ulrich Hackenberg

Audi will build electric SUV in Belgium, shift A1 output to Spain and Q3 to Hungary

Jan. 20, 2016 14:15 CET

Audi will build its new electric SUV at its plant in Belgium in a move criticized by the brand's labor boss. The production reshuffle will see A1 output go to Spain and Q3 production shift to Hungary....
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VW names new r&d, sales, design, production and product chiefs

Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 CET

Volkswagen named five new leaders for its development, sales, design, production and product divisions as the automaker rebuilds its executive ranks following the upheaval spurred by an emissions cheating scandal....
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Audi appoints new chairman, development boss to bounce back from scandal

Dec. 3, 2015 23:08 CET

Audi appointed VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller to replace Martin Winterkorn as chairman and Stefan Knirsch as development chief to succeed Ulrich Hackenberg. Both moves are part of the luxury brand's efforts to recover from the fallout of emissions rigging....
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VW's suspended top engineer Hackenberg quits after 30 years

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen's suspended top engineer, has left the German group after 30 years, Audi said, as VW pushes ahead with the search for employees behind diesel emissions violations. Audi's supervisory board also appointed VW's new CEO, Matthias Mueller, as chairman, replacing Martin Winterkorn....
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A mortifying end to Audi engineering guru's distinguished career?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

The scandal surrounding Volkswagen's fraudulent diesels threatens to end the career of one of Germany's auto engineering titans -- Audi product development boss Ulrich Hackenberg....
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BLOG: So long side mirrors, hello cameras

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Audi and Mercedes-Benz are among the automakers that believe they will be able persuade legislators in key global markets that side mirrors need to be replaced by cameras to make future models more aerodynamic and fuel efficient....
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VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers, report says

1:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

VW has not found any evidence against three top engineers suspended as part of its internal investigation into the rigging of U.S. emissions tests, a source told Reuters today....
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VW plans special board meeting Wednesday to elect Poetsch chairman

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

VW's supervisory board plans a special meeting Wednesday to elect CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to the role of chairman as the company's probe into emissions violations gains speed. Several VW engineers have confessed to using special software starting in 2008 to pass U.S. emissions tests and salvage a major engine program, German media reported....
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VW board suspends r&d heads of Audi, VW and Porsche brands, report says

Sept. 28, 2015 10:54 CET

VW Group has suspended Audi development chief Ulrich Hackenberg, VW brand r&d boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser and Porsche development head Wolfgang Hatz, Reuters reported....
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VW names Mueller as Winterkorn's successor; Seat, Skoda get new CEOs; sales chief is out

Sept. 25, 2015 14:11 CET

VW Group's supervisory board named Matthias Mueller as the automaker's new CEO. Sales boss Christian Klingler is out, Winfried Vahland will lead North America operations and Audi sales chief Luca de Meo will head the Seat brand....
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Audi r&d boss, Porsche engine chief will go as VW cleans house over emissions scandal, reports say

Sept. 24, 2015 13:45 CET

At least four high-ranking VW Group executives will be forced to quit as part of the automaker's shake-up, reports said. The group's Seat brand is set to get a new boss from Audi while Skoda's CEO will lead U.S. operations, according to reports....
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Audi open to others joining bid for Nokia mapping unit

May 22, 2015 15:34 CET

Audi could imagine more bidders for Nokia's HERE maps business, the automaker's research and development chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, said. Sources say Audi is working together with BMW and Daimler on an approach for the mapping business, which has drawn interest from a range of companies and buyout firms....
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Nvidia plans leap from Audi navigation systems to self-driving cars

May 15, 2015 11:52 CET

Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying powerful graphics processors for video game consoles and laptop computers when VW Group asked it to adapt the same three-dimensional displays for the dashboards of Audi vehicles. Now the chipmaker has its eye on self-driving cars....
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Audi's move to e-charger will boost Valeo, Honeywell, other turbo makers

May 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi will be the first automaker to use electrically boosted turbocharging in a mass-production model. The trend toward electrifying turbos is expected to benefit suppliers Valeo, Honeywell and BorgWarner....
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Audi prepares electric SUV to fight Tesla

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi is set to launch a full-electric SUV with a 500km (310 mile) range that will challenge Tesla's Model X crossover, but CEO Rupert Stadler remains cautious about EVs. Plug-in hybrids will be the preferred choice for customers looking for a vehicle with some form of electrification for the next 10 to 15 years, he said....
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Audi has no plans for rival to BMW's minivans

March 20, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi development boss Ulrich Hackenberg says the automaker does not need minivans to reach its target of 2 million annual sales -- in contrast to BMW, which has launched two compact minivans to help attract family buyers....
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Audi plans to give EVs stand-out looks

March 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi wants its future electric vehicles to stand out from its conventionally powered models by giving them their own design language, the automaker's development chief said....
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Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

March 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi will offer its Q7 large SUV with multiple plug-in hybrid variants: a diesel-electric for Europe and a gasoline-electric version for the U.S. and China. The Q7 e-tron quattro will be Audi's second plug-in hybrid. It currently offers a gasoline-electric plug-in variant of the A3....
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Audi R8 e-tron signals shift by German automakers to high-end EVs

March 4, 2015 16:12 CET

German carmakers are shifting their focus towards high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron and away from cheaper city cars in an effort to revive environmentally-friendly but unpopular zero-emission vehicles....
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