How automakers will save $35 billion by 2022 with over-the-air software upgrades, but ruin auto dealerships, after-market parts and tuning companies and under-the-hood tinkerers.
VW is set to reveal an all-electric microbus van, with a range of up to 310 miles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. VW’s plans to resurrect the Microbus form part of a broader commercial vehicle strategy aimed at significantly bolstering its sales performance in the U.S. market.
Volkswagen’s latest milestone on the journey towards self-driving vehicles is completing Mexico’s longest-ever trek in an autonomous car. A team of researchers has completed, traveling 1,500 miles in a special high-tech Volkswagen.
Bugatti launches “Bugatti Certified” quality program to ensure the brand’s quality standards for the Veyron market over a long period of time. In the program, the Veyrons will receive a complete service performed by trained Bugatti engineers.
Volkswagen halts sales of 2015 diesel cars that have software found to cheat on EPA emissions standards. U.S. dealers were told to halt sales of some 2015 diesel cars, following regulators’ discovery that software it designed for the vehicles gave false emissions data. VW faces civil fines up to $18 billion for the deception.
Hackers crack the key-fob encryption in the Magamos Crypto transponder used by numerous models from Audi, Honda, Volkswagen, Volvo and many other car makers.
Volkswagen overtakes Toyota as the world’s largest carmaker by sales in the first of 2015, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target.