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Volkswagen Group Top Engineer Hackenburg Resigns Amid Dieselgate Fallout

On: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:00PM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Group Top Engineer Hackenburg Resigns Amid Dieselgate Fallout test 1-1

Volkswagen's investigation into dieselgate has kicked into high gear and the effort has claimed its first high ranking casualty with the resignation of Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. Hackenberg was a member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG with responsibility for Audi's Technical Development; he was also responsible for technical development of all of the Volkswagen Group's brands.


Google, Apple In Prime Position To Take Top Spots In Electric Car Segment Claims Morgan Stanley

On: Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 10:27AM | By: Carl Malek


Google, Apple In Prime Position To Take Top Spots In Electric Car Segment Claims Morgan Stanley test 1-1

The electric car segment is still a relatively new frontier for many automakers; however, the leaders in this eco-friendly segment could come from two unexpected companies, according to a new report that was recently released by a Morgan Stanley analyst.


U.S. Lawmakers Delay Work On Law That Mandates Noisemakers for EV's

On: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 10:36AM | By: Carl Malek


U.S. Lawmakers Delay Work On Law That Mandates Noisemakers for EV's test 1-1

Electric cars have always been known not only for their exceptional fuel economy figures, they are extremely quiet. This has helped reduce noise pollution, but unfortunately has created a new problem due to the cars wreaking havoc on pedestrians, especially the visually impaired. Many automakers are aware of the issue and some have developed tentative solutions, but mandatory regulation for all EVs and hybrids to have them has been slow in coming.


GM Outsourcing Van Production To AM General???

On: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 5:20PM | By: Carl Malek


GM Outsourcing Van Production To AM General??? test 1-1

General Motors has a runaway hit on its hands with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks, and this strong success could possibly be forcing GM to rethink some of its internal operations, especially in regards to its commercial van division, if a letter released by the company to workers in Wentzville, Missouri, is to be believed.


 

Will Volkswagen Shutter Phaeton Assembly Plant?

On: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 9:00AM | By: Carl Malek


Will Volkswagen Shutter Phaeton Assembly Plant? test 1-1

Amid the ever-growing fallout that is a result of Dieselgate, Volkswagen could be forced to make some drastic moves to cut costs to weather the storm, including the closure of the firm's plant in Dresden, thus ending production of the ultra-luxurious Phaeton sedan.


Volvo Debuts Kangaroo Detection Technology;Could Reduce Accidents When Approved For Production

On: Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 12:09PM | By: Carl Malek


Volvo Debuts Kangaroo Detection Technology;Could Reduce Accidents When Approved For Production test 1-1

While the kangaroo has often been known in popular media as a cute and cuddly mammal that hops along Australian forests and prairies all day, the stories hide the reality of just how dangerous things can become when these adorable animals and their wicked kicking power begin bounding across the road (similar to the problem faced by U.S. motorists in high deer areas). Volvo has stepped up to the challenge of curbing driver-roo crashes, and has developed an all new technology that can detect kangaroos.


Volkswagen Suspends Executive Amid Investigation Into 'Dieselgate

On: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:09AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Suspends Executive Amid Investigation Into 'Dieselgate test 1-1

The investigation into "Dieselgate" has been filled with its fair share of twist and turns, but Volkswagen has revealed that it has begun the process of punishing key offenders with the suspension of a top executive in the firm's R&D department, according to a report released by a German business magazine and Reuters.


Domino's Pizza Gets Into the Car Business: Meet the Domino's DXP

On: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 9:36AM | By: Teddy Field


Domino's Pizza Gets Into the Car Business: Meet the Domino's DXP test 1-1

Domino's Pizza delivers some 400 million hot pizzas every year. That's a lot of calories, and a lot of dough (both literally and figuratively). So it makes sense that they would want to have their own custom delivery vehicles. To make this happen, the pizza giant teamed with Roush and a former General Motors R&D executive, to build 100 of these crowdsource-designed Domino's DXP delivery cars. Let's have a look (we promise, you'll be done reading this article in 30 minutes or less)...


Owners of 427, Z06 Corvettes Take GM To Court Over Engine Problems

On: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 1:45PM | By: Carl Malek


Owners of 427, Z06 Corvettes Take GM To Court Over Engine Problems test 1-1

General Motors has been navigating through some rough seas lately with the ignition switch recall as well as several other recent recalls. Now, a new legal challenge has appeared with owners of 427 and Z06 Corvettes from the C6 era suing the company over engine failures and the company's handling of the problem.


JLR Unveils $15,000 Land Rover Defender... Pedal Car

On: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 5:19PM | By: Teddy Field


JLR Unveils $15,000 Land Rover Defender... Pedal Car test 1-1

Land Rover owners are a fiercely loyal lot. They'll spend money like a government bureaucrat, just because they like the idea having a vehicle that can literally "go anywhere". It doesn't matter how notoriously unreliable they are, how much oil they leak, or how much they cost to fix. And now, Land Rover's giving these well-heeled fashionistas something else to spend money on. Say hello then, to the $15,000 Land Rover pedal car...


Holiday Car Shopping Can Reap Rewards

On: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 10:55AM | By: Gary P Garry


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This time of year, we experience a rapid fire succession of important events. To people like me, one of them is the beginning of the football season. It is an American tradition that signals the end of the summer and the start of a new chapter.