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Volkswagen Under Fire For Diesel Tests On Monkeys, Humans

Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” scandal saw it admit in 2015 to manipulating 11 million cars FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: The world’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen faced fresh scrutiny Monday over reports it helped finance experiments that saw monkeys and humans breathe car exhaust fumes. VW “distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse,” the group said in a statement Saturday, after the ... Read More »

Real road emissions tests for new car models from Friday

Volkswagen Group fitted software to diesel models which manipulated examinations by detecting when the vehicles were on a rolling road 27 August 2017 12:45AM New car models will have to pass real world driving emissions tests before being allowed on UK roads from Friday. The tougher rules are being brought in across the European Union as concern over the harmful ... Read More »

As Rolls-Royce tests its first SUV, the future of the ‘normal’ car looks uncertain

The new Rolls-Royce 4×4, codenamed ‘Cullinan’, is seen here in disguise Can anything stop the stampede of the Sport Utility Vehicle? Last year’s sales of SUVs and ‘crossovers’ increased to 25 per cent of the total European market and while the charge has slightly slowed this year, SUVs are still well ahead. Manufacturers are now talking about conquering the B-segment crossover ... Read More »

LG G6 to Sport New Heat Pipe Cooling System; Undergo Extra Safety Tests Ahead of Launch

Post the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, several smartphone vendors are running additional safety tests on smartphones ahead of launch. LG, another South Korea-based smartphone brand, is one of the handset vendors that’s leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the safety of the upcoming G6 flagship. A report claims that LG is running additional safety tests ahead of actual ... Read More »

Google Tests ‘Dashboard’ Tab in Google Now to Highlight Content Across Services

As the launch of Google Assistant nears, it seems as that the search giant is adding many new functionalities to Google Now. A few days ago, Google was reportedly testing a new feature called ‘Explore Interests’ in Google Now to get regular updates on selected categories and key interests. Now, the tech giant is testing new Dashboard tab at the ... Read More »

VW emissions scandal: More cars found to cheat tests

Photo: AFP Porsche, Audi and VW cars are all included in this new investigation, which affects at least 10,000 vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that cars with 3 litre engines from the years 2014 to 2016 were affected. However VW has denied the vehicles have software designed to cheat tests. Instead, the company said that cars with the ... Read More »