Volkswagen demonstrates “Temporary Auto Pilot” (w/ Video)
Volkswagen Passat sets world record for longest distance on one tank of clean diesel fuel
The world's most fuel-efficient couple has done it again. John and Helen Taylor were determined to break the record for the farthest distance traveled on a single tank of fuel. They decided to attempt the ...
Futuristic cars are coming faster than you think
Cars that drive themselves are not just the stuff of sci-fi movies. The technology is real, the cars can now drive legally and the debate is starting on whether society is better off when software is behind the wheel.
Honda natural gas car wins LA green prize
The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas was named Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show on Thursday, beating finalists including European, US and other Asian carmakers. ...
Volkswagen announces 'Temporary Auto Pilot' with advanced features
AIDA 2.0 brings a full panel, plus some, location display to drivers (w/ video)
Virtual dam on after-hours emails tackles burnout
As smartphones and portable devices increasingly dominate our working lives, moves are afoot in France and Germany to prevent the little electronic miracle workers from encroaching on people's private lives ...
Employers step in to prevent worker burnout
Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted ...
GM says diesel Chevrolet Cruze gets 46 mpg
General Motors Co. says the new diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze gets 46 miles per gallon on the highway, making it more efficient than some hybrids.
VW gives employees break from their Blackberry
Are you fed up with your Blackberry because it effectively puts you on call for your employer 24/7? Are you a slave to its blinking red light and the vibrating alarm that tells you you have a new email?
Spectrum of green cars eye LA auto show crown
Five environmentally friendly cars are vying for the crown of Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show this week -- each using different fuel or fuel combinations.
Seven auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized electric vehicle fast charging solution
Recognizing the importance of a single international approach for DC fast charging, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed on the combined charging system as an international standardized ...
VW to invest in renewable energy
The biggest European automaker, Volkswagen, plans to invest almost one billion euros ($1.44 billion) in renewable energies over the coming years, a press report said on Friday.
Diesel cars gain traction slowly in US market
After many fits and starts, diesel cars are gaining traction in the US market, fueled largely by German carmakers including Volkswagen, which opened a plant in May in Tennessee.