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Ig Nobel win for Alpine ‘goat man’

A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes. Tom Thwaites had special prostheses made so he could walk like an animal. The spoof awards, which are not quite as famous as the real Nobels, were handed out during their annual ceremony at Harvard University, US. ... Read More »

Volkswagen Eyes Transportation Deals to Boost Self-Driving Car Plans

Volkswagen is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services, a leading manager at the German carmaker said, as it seeks to make up ground after its emissions scandal. Europe’s largest automaker, which had been reluctant to commit to new industry trends like car sharing, is also looking for more alliances with technology firms as it ... Read More »

New hatchbacks to be launched in 2016

Big cars are for highways. For the ones who would be prodding around traffic signals and potholes, the hatchbacks are ideal. They park smart, are easy on the fuel gauge and comfortable on a weekend trip as well. We find out hatchbacks that are going to be launched in the remaining part of 2016 so that you know what choices ... Read More »

South Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen models

South Korea has suspended sales of 80 Volkswagen models and fined the German carmaker over allegations the firm rigged emissions test data. Volkswagen will be fined 17.8bn Korean won ($16m, £12m), in addition to a 14bn won fine from last year, the ministry of environment said. Europe’s largest carmaker admitted last year that it had falsified emissions data in its ... Read More »

Volkswagen, LG team up to merge connected cars and smart homes

We’ve only just begun scraping the surface of connected cars. As more and more aspects of our daily lives become connected to the internet, it’s all but inevitable that they’ll begin to blend together. That’s what LG and Volkswagen intend to do with their new partnership. The two companies have agreed to work together on developing a next-generation connected car ... Read More »

Volkswagen TSI and TFSI engines to get particulate filters

As per the official statement, this initiative will begin with the 1.4-llitre TSI engine used in the new VW Tiguan and the Audi A5. Ever since the “dieselgate” scandal rocked Volkswagen, the German automaker has been trying to save face. The company is already paying heavily in penalties and is consciously making changes to its portfolio to be more eco-friendly. ... Read More »

Volkswagen’s US diesel emissions settlement to cost $15 billion

Volkswagen AG’s settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday. The settlement, to be announced on Tuesday in Washington, includes $10.033 billion to offer buybacks to owners of about 475,000 polluting vehicles and nearly $5 billion in funds ... Read More »

Volkswagen launches limited edition Polo Exquisite

Volkswagen has launched the Polo Exquisite limited edition. The car gets additional features and cosmetic changes over the standard Highline variants of the premium hatchback. The Polo Exquisite gets a blacked-out roof along with carbon-finish ORVMS. The other addition to the exterior is the body-coloured side mouldings. Inside, the car gets similar carbon fibre finish centre console, seat covers, scuff ... Read More »