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UAW VP threatens strike at Ford F-150 plant – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UAW Vice President James (Jimmy) Settles Jr. speaks during the 2015 Special Bargaining Convention at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Tuesday, March 24, 2015.(Photo: Regina H. Boone) UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles told Ford workers Tuesday they should expect a different national agreement than the one Fiat Chrysler workers are voting on this week and is threatening to call a strike at Ford’s plant in Kansas City, Mo., over disagreements…

Google, Tesla bring auto spotlight to California – CNBC

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Still, Krebs and other industry experts are quick to point out that the Big 3 — especially Ford and GM — are aggressively investing in autonomous drive vehicle technology, and plan to be ready when it becomes more commonplace over the next few years. GM, for example, plans to introduce its “Super Cruise” control feature, which will allow hands- and foot-free driving on the highway, on some…

Transporation secretary seeks auto safety talks – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Despite Volkswagen Scandal, Europe’s Diesel Habit Could Be Hard to Kick – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Volkswagen is gearing up for the biggest recall in company history – The Verge

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Volkswagen’s newly appointed CEO Matthias Müller says the car maker has a plan to refit customers’ vehicles affected by the ongoing US emissions cheating scandal. Müller delivered the news to a group of company managers at Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany, following a long weekend with the project team tasked with helping dig the company out of its crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal. The plan awaits regulatory approval. Volkswagen’s…

Phase Two of the Volkswagen Scandal: Lawsuits – The Atlantic

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It’s now the second full week—and the second phase—of the fallout from Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal. Last week brought a notice of violation from the EPA, an acknowledgement from Volkswagen that the “defeat devices” used to cheat emissions testing were installed in 11 million vehicles worldwide, the resignation and prompt replacement of CEO Martin Winterkorn, and a 30-percent drop in the company’s stock prices. Now for the legal troubles. The U.S….

Emissions scandal: Volkswagen to propose fix in October – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler under-reported number of deaths – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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What Drivers Should Know About Volkswagen, Audi ‘Action Plan’ – ABC News

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi drivers will finally get answers about their defective diesel cars. Volkswagen announced today it has prepared a “comprehensive action plan” that will inform customers about refitting their cars. The German automaker said it is creating websites to inform affected customers and submitting its “technical solution” to regulators for approval in October. “An internal evaluation on Friday established that a service procedure is required for some five million…

Will VW Diesel Crackdown Boost Apple, Tesla Battery Cars? – U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Fiat Chrysler failed to notify safety agency about problems with its cars – CNNMoney

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler and the nation’s auto safety regulator said Tuesday that the automaker failed to properly report problems with its vehicles as required by law. As a result, fatal accidents did not get the attention they needed from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, which called the company’s failures “significant.” The gaps in reporting raise the possibility that Fiat Chrysler has failed to recall cars that it should have. The…

VW Says It Will Retrofit Diesel Cars To Fix Test-Cheating Module – NPR

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

i German carmaker Volkswagen says it has a plan to refit diesel cars that will make them comply with emissions standards. Here, the entrance to a VW branch in Duesseldorf, Germany, is seen on Monday. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images German carmaker Volkswagen says it has a plan to refit diesel cars that will make them comply with emissions standards. Here, the entrance to a…

Why Volkswagen should face criminal charges for its clean diesel scandal – Vox

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Criminal justice expert Mark Kleiman has described the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal as a story that “reads like the most paranoid anti-corporate fantasy, until you get to the line where the firm admits what it did.” For years, the company installed elaborate software in 11 million “clean diesel” cars to look like the vehicles’ pollution controls worked just fine during emissions tests, but on the road the cars were…

Volkswagen cut from top sustainability index – CNBC

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The DJSI itself weighs sustainability criteria partly through a Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), comprised of an online questionnaire assessing economic, social and environmental issues, checked against supporting documents, RobecoSAM’s told CNBC. Deloitte also conducts an external audit of the assessment process each year. But Greer said some of the DJSI’s questions were far too trivial. “Much of the questioning in the scoring systems concerns itself…

How Volkswagen Just Squandered 55 Years of Great Advertising – Adweek

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“This Volkswagen missed the boat. The chrome strip on the glove compartment is blemished and must be replaced. Chances are you wouldn’t have noticed it; inspector Kurt Kroner did.” In 1960, Volkswagen ran what may have been its most famous ad ever: Lemon. The one-word headline described a 1961 Beetle that would never make it to a dealer. It had a mere blemish, enough for…

Volkswagen to refit cars affected by emissions scandal – Reuters

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BERLIN Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to refit up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand following the scandal over its rigging of emissions tests. New Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said the German carmaker would ask customers “in the next few days” to have diesel vehicles that contained illegal software refitted, a move which some analysts have said could cost more than $6.5 billion. Europe’s biggest carmaker has…

Assessing the Human Toll of Volkswagen’s Diesel Deception – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Fiat Chrysler Union Contract Faces Hurdles – New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Exclusive: GM to tap into connectivity, expand car sharing services – CEO – Reuters

Monday, September 28, 2015

DETROIT General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said the automaker plans new efforts to capitalize on the connectivity built into its cars, expanding car sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and enabling services through smartphone apps. “Our goal is to disrupt ourselves, and own the customer relationship beyond the car,” Barra told Reuters in an interview Monday ahead of a meeting with investors and analysts scheduled for…

GM has 4 in the running for Car of the Year semifinals – The Detroit News

Monday, September 28, 2015

2016 Cadillac CT6(Photo: GM) General Motors Co. has four cars in the running for the 2016 North American Car & Truck of the Year, according to a list of semifinalists that has been released. American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has three vehicles in the running on the short list, while Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Mazda Motor Corp. and Kia Motors Corp. each have two. GM’s new 2016…