Volkswagen Aims to Clear the Air With $15B US Settlement


Volkswagen has reached an agreement to settle claims arising from the emissions scandal that has plagued the company since its discovery two years ago. The company has agreed to set up a $10 billion funding pool to buy back or terminate leases of diesel vehicles sold in the United States. Volkswagen had used software to cheat on emissions tests in labs for its turbocharged direct injection diesel engines. The vehicles emitted up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides in real-world driving than the company registered in lab tests.

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Volkswagen Agrees to Fix or Buy Back Dirty Diesel Cars


Volkswagen has reached an agreement with federal and state authorities to repair or replace about 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S., according to court documents released Thursday. The cars were equipped with software designed to deceive emissions tests. Under the agreement, announced Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Volkswagen will pay back an undetermined amount of money to owners of the affected vehicles. Volkswagen confirmed that an agreement in principle had been reached.

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Apple blocked Volkswagen from showing off wireless CarPlay at CES, carmaker says

Article Image Volkswagen had hoped to showcase wireless CarPlay support at this week’s CES in Las Vegas, but Apple stopped it from doing so, a development head from the company said on Friday.

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Volkswagen's Fines – Billions; Lost Customer Loyalty – Incalculable


There’s a rough road ahead for consumers strapped into Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars kitted out with software to fool emissions testing. Many of VW’s loyal customers feel let down and even duped, said Agnes Huff, CEO of the Agnes Huff Communications Group. Many of them now question the brand’s overall integrity. “Regaining customer trust will be an ongoing challenge, where they will have to publicly and consistently demonstrate on many levels that they have the ability to change the systemic internal issues that created this crisis.”

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Volkswagen intros Watch remote app, Dropbox to get in-app creation of Office docs

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced an Apple Watch app that will offer remote control of many car functions, while Dropbox released a significant update to its iOS client and promised that users will soon be able to create Office documents from within the app.



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Apple's CarPlay coming to Volkswagen models later this year

German auto giant Volkswagen on Monday unveiled plans to incorporate Apple’s CarPlay in next-generation infotainment systems, saying the iOS-derived feature will come included with select models this year.



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