Audi and Škoda Auto admit to pulling the Volkswagen scam on consumers

Volkswagen

The shadow cast by Volkswagen’s consumer boondoggle now is shaming Audi as well as Škoda Auto in light of admissions by both that they also used the “defeat device” to fool governments into thinking that Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda Auto diesel vehicles were passing emissions tests when in reality they didn’t.

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Volkswagen scams government emissions test via onboard hack

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All cars sold in the US must pass emissions tests, in addition to scientific testing, we can easily see from comparing old photos pf New York City and Los Angeles that our air quality has dramatically improved, presumably from the rigorous clean air campaigns that began in California and eventually became […]

On Demand Parking App SpotHero Raises $4.5 Million In Series A Funding

SpotHero

CHICAGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SpotHero, a mobile app helping drivers reserve parking on demand, announced today a Series A investment of $4.5 million. The funding round included participation from Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In addition, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn […]

National Safety Month: resqme® Emergency Tool Provides Drivers Peace of Mind

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A vehicle carrying four teenagers careened through a 3-foot chain link fence, slipped down an embankment, and hurdled into 10-foot deep waters in Queens, New Yorklast April. It took rescuers 30-minutes to smash the windows and pull the four youths from the vehicle, saving only one. […]

The Saleen Tesla Model S a Mystery No More as Renderings Released

Tesla Saleen front

CORONA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN), (OTCBB: SLNN) (the “Company”), an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, is pleased to announce that the Company has released renderings of its Saleen Tesla Model S. First images […]

SINCE FIRST PRIUS, OVER 5 MILLION TOYOTA HYBRIDS SOLD WORLDWIDE AND 2 MILLION IN THE U.S.

NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ — THIS REPORT BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOYOTA. SINCE RELEASING THE FIRST TOYOTA PRIUS IN 1997, TOYOTA HAS SOLD NEARLY FIVE MILLION HYBRID VEHICLES WORLDWIDE.

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New Subaru BRZ earns top award from IIHS

Subaru remains the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all models for the third consecutive year (2010-2012).

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Toyota Launches the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge Contest

Four Top NASCAR and NHRA Drivers Compete Head-to-Head for Charity

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge, a vehicle-modification build competition where the fans get to determine the winner. Any fan in the world will be able to go […]

EXCLUSIVE: From the January 16 Issue of Automotive News

Jason Stein- editor of Automotive News (PRNewsFoto/Crain Communications Inc)

Detroit auto show’s hits and misses – Lexus looks to expand lineup – Acura: New products to lift sales – DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Three top stories from the January 16 issue of Automotive News are previewed below.

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GM thinking about buying back pyrotechnic Chevy Volt due to possible fire hazard

Chevy Volt

General Motors has leaked out that it is considering a plan to buy back the potentially defective Chevy Volt (see previous Dr Bob story on the Chevy Volt under investigation due to spontaneous catching fire after an accident, here) Still freaked out about that whole Volt catching fire). They are […]