Technology, Safety, Fuel

Ex-VW Chief Sticks to Story on 2015 Diesel Testing Scandal

Former Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn has again rejected any blame for a 2015 scandal in which the company used a so-called defeat device to undermine carbon emission testing.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment

Court Rejects VW’s Plan to Fix Engines With Software Update

Volkswagen AG lost another lawsuit in a German court over its software fix for engines in the wake of the diesel scandal that tarnished the reputation of Europe’s biggest carmaker.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Volkswagen Emission Software is Faulty, German Court Rules

A Volkswagen AG Golf model that regulates polluting emissions based on the outside temperature doesn’t comply with the law, a German court ruled.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler, Nokia Settle Mobile Tech War That Threatened Car Sales

Daimler AG and Nokia Oyj settled their dispute over the licensing of wireless technology patents in cars, ending a legal battle that has been watched beyond the auto industry and initially threatened sales of the iconic Mercedes brand in its home country.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

VW Used Defeat Devices in Diesel Engines, UK High Court Rules

A court in the United Kingdom ruled that Volkswagen AG used a so-called defeat device to help its diesel vehicles beat emissions tests, a decision that allows 91,000 customers to proceed with a class action against the carmaker.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Business, Fuel

Daimler Investors Seek $1 Billion Over Diesel Disclosure

Daimler AG was sued by more than 200 shareholders for as much as $1 billion over claims the parent of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars failed to properly disclose that its vehicles were fitted with technology to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2020