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Germany slaps Volkswagen with $1.8bn fine in emissions cheating scandal

Germany has fined Volkswagen €1 billion over the auto maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, public prosecutors have announced. The company said it won’t be appealing the fine, one of the highest ever imposed by Berlin. The €1 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) fine was ordered by the prosecutor’s office in the German city of Braunschweig. It’s the latest move against the ...

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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today. The plan, according to the NYT, is to turn some of Volkswagen’s T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for employees. However, this project is reportedly behind schedule and taking up much of the time of Apple’s autonomous driving team. According ...

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Dieselgate: Volkswagen ex-CEO charged with fraud in emissions scandal

The US Justice Department has filed criminal charges against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn. He is the ninth person to be hit with criminal charges connected to the so-called ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. The 70-year-old is charged with four felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the US, wire fraud and violating the Clean Air Act from at least May 2006 through ...

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Massive car graveyard where Volkswagen diesel vehicles go to die (VIDEO)

After paying billions in fines over an emissions-cheating scandal in the US, Volkswagen now has to park thousands of bought-back diesel automobiles at nearly 40 facilities across America. The German automaker has paid over $ 7.4 billion to buy back nearly 350,000 diesel vehicles in the US as of February, according to the court filing, seen by Reuters. The world’s ...

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Volkswagen ordered to rehire employee suspected of trying to join ISIS

A German court has ruled that Volkswagen should reinstate an employee that was fired on suspicion of terrorism-related activities. The company failed to prove that he poses a genuine threat. “The mere suspicion that [a person] belongs to a radical ‘Jihad movement’ as well as a preventive confiscation of an international passport resulting from it do not provide a sufficient ...

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Fumes on humans: Volkswagen, Daimler & BMW sponsored exhaust experiments, say German media

Germany’s largest car-manufacturing group funded scientific experiments on people testing nitrogen dioxide, a gas found in exhaust fumes, according to local media. The experiments were carried out by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT), and funded by Volkswagen, Daimler & BMW, Stuttgarter Zeitung (SZ) and Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Sunday. Read more Stuttgarter ...

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Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including optimizing traffic flow, making machine learning more intelligent, and helping to crack the issue of building ...

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