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Volkswagen, Suppliers to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Data Standards

Volkswagen Group of America and four large automotive suppliers have formed a working group to develop technical standards to improve the way vehicles transmit data, which will help enable fully autonomous vehicles, the company has announced.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus Renaming Itself Traton

Volkswagen Truck & Bus has announced a new name, Traton Group, as it increases its independence and readies itself to raise funds for global expansion in commercial vehicles. Meanwhile, parent company Volkswagen AG is talking with Ford about possibly developing a line of commercial vehicles.

Germany Fines VW $1.18B for Diesel Cheating

Volkswagen AG has been fined $1.18 billion (1 billion euros) by public prosecutors in Germany over diesel emissions cheating in approximately 10.7 million vehicles.

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Real-world deployment of truck platooning systems appears close, but developers aren’t keen to offer many details on their efforts.

States Invest VW Diesel Settlement in Clean Vehicle Technology

Millions of dollars in settlements from the VW diesel emissions cheating scandal will be made available for clean vehicle technology in California and Connecticut.

Volkswagen Clarifies Position on Navistar Takeover in SEC Filing

Volkswagen AG cooled expectations that it is moving to take over Navistar International in an April 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, in the same statement, the Germany-based OEM left the door open for its Volkswagen Truck & Bus GMbH subsidiary to possibly acquire U.S.-based Navistar at some later date.

VW Truck Signals Interest in Acquiring All of Navistar

News reports out of Germany indicate that Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is open to taking over Navistar International Corp.. VW already holds a 16.9% share in the U.S. company via a “wide-ranging strategic alliance," which was announced back in 2016.

Volkswagen Names New CEO

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is being replaced by Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess, in a week full of news for the German-based auto and commercial vehicle maker.

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Navistar Appoints Baumann as Strategy and Planning Exec

Navistar International announced that Friedrich W. Baumann has joined the company as senior vice president, strategy, and planning.