Automatic transmissions used in Audi models have come under US scrutiny by investigators looking into emissions software programmes.
The Audi automatic boxes may act differently and emit more pollutants in dynamic mode although they were designed to suit drivers’ performance desires for several years and this characteristic is thought to be similar in other manufacturers’ models using mode shifts.
Samsung Electronics Co. agreed to buy Harman International Industries Inc. for about $8 billion to expand its connected-car business and reduce its reliance on a slowing smartphone market.
Samsung has been expanding into the automotive sector, buying a stake in electric-car maker BYD Co. and considering an offer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Magneti Marelli parts unit, a deal said to have broken down just weeks ago.
Europcar UK, subsidiary of Europcar Group, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets, is taking a groundbreaking step by adding hydrogen fuel vehicles to its fleet.
As the largest private sector winner of the coveted OLEV grant, Europcar UK is adding several Toyota Mirai to its fleet, giving it the largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars and strengthening its commitment to reducing fleet emissions.