Toyota PAVEs way at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

100 lives a day. Start every article with that. One hundred lives a day are taken, and this is the first tool in years that has addressed the problem with a solution. That was the request of Mark Rosekind, the former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A man that looked [...]

Italdesign Future Mobility in Cities challenge

Italy - Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A., in sponsorship with the City of Turin, has created an International Contest that will award two prizes to the most innovative research projects in the field of Future Mobility in Cities. Why have a challenge? In celebration of Italdesign's Fiftieth Anniversary, the company is taking the opportunity to challenge others to [...]

La familia flagship; the 2018 Audi A8

Barcelona, Spain July 12, 2017 - Audi hosted a 24-hour party in Barcelona, Spain to kick-off its newest, most intelligent sedan ever built.  The fourth-generation A8 sedan was the star of the show showcasing connectivity and piloted driving. The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati, Italdesign, and Lamborghini, is the most profitable segment of [...]

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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, Cone, [...]

remote key fob system wins PACE award

PACE award A remote key fob is akin to the remote for your television set; believe it or not, there are people that still get up to change the channel on their television, and there are still people that use a key to open their car door. There are also people that have remote key [...]

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CARB rejects VW recall issues Violation

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today notified Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. that it is rejecting VW’s submitted recall plan for 2-liter diesel passenger vehicles sold in California between 2009 and 2015. It also notified VW of violations of California air quality regulations associated with the company’s use of a “defeat device” [...]

Porsche, Audi, 3.0 engine has defeat device says CARB

"VW must immediately initiate discussions with ARB to discuss the testing results that appear to confirm the presence of a defeat device in the GVGAJ03.0NU4, EADXT03.02UG and FPRXT03.0CDD Test Groups and the implications on other 3.0 liter diesel product lines. VW must ensure that the appropriate Audi and Porsche AG management and engineering staff are [...]

VW AG stock, sales, falling removed from DJSI

Click on the link to listen to the John Batchelor radio show Volkswagen AG is being removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DSJI) effective October 6. Economic, environmental, and social performance are considered when being part of the ten percent of the industry leaders tracked by the DJSI. (see press release below) [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volkswagen and CARB on Driving the Nation

Click on the link to listen to John Batchelor, the host of The John Batchelor radio show, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the video interview with California Air Resources Board (CARB's) Dave Clegern. In 1967, California's Governor Reagon established the California Air Resources Board (CARB) because of the [...]

CARB investigating all VW groups after diesel deception

Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today. CARB is investigating all Volkswagen groups after the diesel deception. How did this happen? How were they caught? Who figured out what was happening?

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