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Scandal-Plagued Volkswagen Names New CEO

Sep 26
Mathias Muller is now the new CEO of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen CEO Steps Down, Takes Responsibility for Scandal

By Geir Moulson and Pan Pylas | Sep 23
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday, days after admitting that the world's top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.

Questions About Volkswagen's Emissions Crisis

Sep 22
German automaker Volkswagen admits that it rigged U.S. emissions tests so it would appear that its diesel-powered cars were emitting fewer nitrogen oxides, which can contribute to ozone buildup and respiratory illness. Here are some questions and answers.

For 7 Years, VW Software Thwarted Pollution Regulations

By Tom Krisher, Frank Jordans | Sep 22
Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting environmental friendliness. In actual driving, the VWs spewed as much as 40 times more pollution from tailpipes than allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA Says VW Intentionally Violates Clean Air Standards

By Matthew Daly | Sep 21
The Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen intentionally skirted clean air laws by using a piece of software that enabled about 500,000 of its diesel cars to emit fewer smog-causing pollutants during testing than in real-world driving conditions.

GM Agrees to Hefty Fine with Fed; No One Prosecuted

Sep 18
General Motors agreed to write a very large check to settle its legal troubles regarding faulty ignition switches -- nearly $1.5 billion in total.

Toyota Launches Hydrogen-Fueled Sedan

By Colleen Barry | Sep 17
Toyota is taking the next step in its quest for carbon-free travel with the launch of the Mirai hydrogen-fueled sedan.

Automakers Commit to Put Automatic Brakes in All Cars

By Joan Lowy | Sep 16
Ten automakers have committed to the government and a private safety group that they will include automatic emergency braking in all new cars, a step transportation officials say could significantly reduce traffic deaths and injuries.

Indianapolis Car Sharing Service Launches Amid Questions

Sep 10
The city's BlueIndy partnership with French company Bollore Group began renting the cars to the public. Drivers who buy a membership can rent the cars by the hour and return them to any of 26 self-service charging stations in the city.

Uber's Rise to Prominence

Sep 9
Despite the company's massive success, Uber is looking to the future to expand, including spending billions in India and China and driverless Uber technology.

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