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Why Audi Created a New Business Devoted to Self-Driving Tech – Fortune

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Audi, the German automaker owned by Volkswagen Group, has started a new subsidiary focused on autonomous driving as it pushes to deploy the next-generation technology beyond the confines of its own brand. The new subsidiary is called Autonomous Intelligent Driving and it will work for the entire Volkswagen Group, Audi AG CEO Rupert Stadler said Wednesday during the company’s annual meeting. The subsidiary will be based in Munich. Stadler didn’t…

Trump, Easing Emissions Rule, Vows to Expand Auto Jobs – New York Times

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Audi German headquarters searched in emissions probe – USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Trump takes steps toward undoing Obama’s auto emissions limits – Politico

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The auto industry has made it a top priority to review the Obama administration’s 11th-hour attempt to lock in tough standards for years. | Getty By Alex Guillén 03/15/17 06:01 AM EDT President Donald Trump will tap the brakes Wednesday on the Obama administration’s tightening of future vehicle emissions limits, in yet another strike at his predecessor’s energy and climate agenda. The auto industry has made it a top priority…

Trump takes steps toward undoing Obama’s auto emissions limits – Politico

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The auto industry has made it a top priority to review the Obama administration’s 11th-hour attempt to lock in tough standards for years. | Getty By Alex Guillén 03/15/17 06:01 AM EDT President Donald Trump will tap the brakes Wednesday on the Obama administration’s tightening of future vehicle emissions limits, in yet another strike at his predecessor’s energy and climate agenda. The auto industry has made it a top priority…

Audi German headquarters searched in emissions probe – The Seattle Times

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday searched the offices of luxury automaker Audi in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company, Volkswagen. The raids were part of a fraud investigation into Ingolstadt-based Audi, launched by prosecutors in Munich several weeks ago. Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2-liter diesel engines make up the bulk of the vehicles caught up in Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal. Audi spokesman…

Swedish student startup gets deal to build electric cars – The Seattle Times

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LUND, Sweden (AP) — A group of Swedish university students that raised 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of German industrial heavyweight Siemens. The two sides said Wednesday that they were starting a partnership that will see them create 50,000 lightweight city cars annually starting next year. The twin-seat vehicles, called L7e, have 15kW engines with a maximum…

Volkswagen’s latest car looks like an Audi – The Verge

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Behold the Volkswagen Arteon, ostensibly an upgrade over the staid Passat — but let’s be honest, a Passat has never looked this sharp and dashing. To my eyes, this new sporty sedan from VW shares more heritage with Audi’s A5 Sportback (or its edgy R series) than Volkswagen’s own lineup. Bearing the R-Line branding to signify its sportier aspirations, the Arteon is presented as a gran turismo that combines performance…

Penske Asked Audi If It Could Run Its LMP1 Cars at Le Mans – RoadandTrack.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In the wake of the Volkswagen Diesel scandal, many of the VW Group’s sub-brands had to cut costs to stay afloat. Audi was one of those brands, and to save some dough, it removed the 24 Hours of Le Mans from its motorsport calendar after 18 straight years of competition. Roger Penske thought he might be able to bring Audi’s LMP1 cars back from the grave for this year’s race,…

Volkswagen’s latest car looks like an Audi – The Verge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Behold the Volkswagen Arteon, ostensibly an upgrade over the staid Passat — but let’s be honest, a Passat has never looked this sharp and dashing. To my eyes, this new sporty sedan from VW shares more heritage with Audi’s A5 Sportback (or its edgy R series) than Volkswagen’s own lineup. Bearing the R-Line branding to signify its sportier aspirations, the Arteon is presented as a gran turismo that combines performance…

Codename AM-RB 001 becomes Aston Martin Valkyrie – Red Bull

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Delve into the technical details Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the Valkyrie boasts truly radical aerodynamics that deliver unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car. Thanks to the genius of Newey’s design, much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics, which left Reichman free to craft a pure and dramatic form that elegantly expresses both the Valkyrie’s cutting-edge dynamism and the unmistakable essence of Aston…

Bugatti made a yacht and it’s exactly as absurd as you’re imagining – BGR

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Luxury supercar manufacturer Bugatti doesn’t have any trouble with brand recognition. The company’s Veyron and Chiron sports cars are some of the most recognizable and desirable vehicles ever to grace pavement, and even with price tags in excess of $2 million there are still plenty of buyers. Bugatti is now going to its best to duplicate its four-wheeled success story by swapping the road for waves with its new, limited edition…

Volkswagen’s latest car looks like an Audi – The Verge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Behold the Volkswagen Arteon, ostensibly an upgrade over the staid Passat — but let’s be honest, a Passat has never looked this sharp and dashing. To my eyes, this new sporty sedan from VW shares more heritage with Audi’s A5 Sportback (or its edgy R series) than Volkswagen’s own lineup. Bearing the R-Line branding to signify its sportier aspirations, the Arteon is presented as a gran turismo that combines performance…

Bugatti made a yacht and it’s exactly as absurd as you’re imagining – BGR

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Luxury supercar manufacturer Bugatti doesn’t have any trouble with brand recognition. The company’s Veyron and Chiron sports cars are some of the most recognizable and desirable vehicles ever to grace pavement, and even with price tags in excess of $2 million there are still plenty of buyers. Bugatti is now going to its best to duplicate its four-wheeled success story by swapping the road for waves with its new, limited edition…

Vattenfall orders BMW batteries for storage – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

14 March 2017 by Sara Knight , Be the first to comment EUROPE: Vattenfall has signed a supply deal with car maker BMW for delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries in 2017 for use at renewable energy projects.

Bugatti made a yacht and it’s exactly as absurd as you’re imagining – BGR

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Luxury supercar manufacturer Bugatti doesn’t have any trouble with brand recognition. The company’s Veyron and Chiron sports cars are some of the most recognizable and desirable vehicles ever to grace pavement, and even with price tags in excess of $2 million there are still plenty of buyers. Bugatti is now going to its best to duplicate its four-wheeled success story by swapping the road for waves with its new, limited edition…

Why Ford Sees a Future With Fewer Cars and More Questions – Barron’s

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It’s not often that you hear a car company talking about reducing the number of vehicles on the road, but Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor, acknowledged on Monday that things need to change in the automotive industry. Ford was interviewed Monday morning at a South by Southwest event in Austin, Tex. He addressed big-picture issues facing car companies, consumers, and government as the industry makes a transition…

Bugatti’s $2.2 million yacht has a Jacuzzi and fire pit, because being rich means having no shame – The Verge

Monday, March 13, 2017

I am not a rich person, nor do I hold rich people in particularly high regard. That said, I do occasionally enjoy examining and critiquing the things that rich people choose to buy. It helps put things in perspective, like giving the top 1 percent a $275 billion tax cut and calling it health care reform. Take the Bugatti Chiron, a $2.6 million masterpiece in design and luxury. Only in…

Bugatti’s $2.2 million yacht has a jacuzzi and fire pit, because being rich means having no shame – The Verge

Monday, March 13, 2017

I am not a rich person, nor do I hold rich people in particularly high regard. That said, I do occasionally enjoy examining and critiquing the things that rich people choose to buy. It helps put things in perspective, like giving the top 1 percent a $275 billion tax cut and calling it healthcare reform. Take the Bugatti Chiron, a $2.6 million masterpiece in design and luxury. Only in the…

Dropping auto mileage rules would be a catastrophe – CNN

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dan Becker directs the Safe Climate Campaign, which advocates strong measures to fight global warming. James Gerstenzang is the campaign’s editorial director. The views expressed in this commentary are their own. (CNN)Egged on by the auto industry, President Trump is expected to start unraveling strong mileage and emissions rules that protect US energy security, consumers, the environment and even automakers’ healthy profits. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true :…