Pressure on the pump

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VW chief takes aim at conservative forces

Müller makes case for company reform after emissions scandal

VW aims to tailor cars to local tastes

German group to decentralise to boost sales and improve culture

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 27

Digital cash push, VW, Jawbone, Sports Direct and miners in news

VW may have to buy back more US cars

Judge asks for a ‘plan B’ if emissions problem cannot be fixed

Self-driving taxis hit the road in Singapore

US start-up nuTonomy launches world’s first public trial

Stratasys STRATYSYS 3D printers to 3D production systems, Stratasys machines

Stratasys eyes 3D printing for jet interiors

Group working on technology to make parts on a much larger scale

Brussels quizzes France on Renault probe

MEPs allege that Paris is trying to protect domestic car industry

VW agrees deal to end supplier dispute

Cancelled order row led to widespread disruption at German plants

Details omitted in Renault emissions report

Fears of government leniency because of carmaker stake

Renesas considers bid for rival Intersil

Japanese chipmaker said to be eyeing $3bn deal for US rival

‘Seoul Man’ by Frank Ahrens

Having a midlife crisis, with Hyundai and South Korea for company

VW production threatened by parts dispute

Wrangling with suppliers includes €76 disagreement

China emissions rules threaten auto profits

Domestic brands face biggest challenge adjusting to tougher rules

Opel cuts car production after Brexit vote

General Motors’ marque to shorten work hours in Germany plants

Hackers still exposing car cyber loopholes

Carmakers’ uneasy relationship with those exposing security flaws

Uber and Volvo to make self-driving cars

Ride-sharing app and Swedish premium carmaker announce $300m partnership to make cabs and cars

A fork in the road for driverless cars

Industry is divided on the question of who, or what, has control

Dealer says car sales growth has stalled

Lookers sold just 20 more cars since Brexit vote compared with a year ago

Ford plans self-driving car by 2021

Carmaker in deals to develop model with no pedals or steering wheel


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