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Ex-VW boss knew of emissions fraud years earlier than he admitted: SEC

Ex-VW boss knew of emissions fraud years earlier than he admitted: SEC

Martin Winterkorn and other executives were told about devices being used to conceal emissions problems as early as November 2007, the US market regulator says.

  • by Alexandra Stevenson and Jack Ewing

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Old classics return from Canberra's formative years
Canberra life

Old classics return from Canberra's formative years

Armstrong Siddeley, the now-defunct prestige brand which formed the original Commonwealth car fleet, is coming back to Canberra for its centenary display.

  • by Peter Brewer
'Extremely high' fungi levels in WestConnex tunnels poses health risk
Cars

'Extremely high' fungi levels in WestConnex tunnels poses health risk

A confidential report has found the average of samples taken from inside the M4 East tunnels had a rating of "extremely high" airborne fungal concentrations.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
VW chief apologises after echoing Nazi slogan ‘Work sets you free’
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VW chief apologises after echoing Nazi slogan ‘Work sets you free’

Speaking to hundreds of managers, the Volkswagen CEO echoed a Nazi-era slogan that was emblazoned on the gates of Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

  • by Melissa Eddy
Drivers confirm some game the app but Uber adamant it's rare
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Drivers confirm some game the app but Uber adamant it's rare

Uber says it will roll out technology in April to look at the practice.

  • by Hamish Hastie
The radical plan to cut congestion on Sydney's roads
Cars

The radical plan to cut congestion on Sydney's roads

With many motorists reaching 'toll saturation', a change the way motorists are charged for using roads has been proposed.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
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Uber deemed not criminally liable for fatal self-driving crash
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Uber deemed not criminally liable for fatal self-driving crash

While Uber is off the hook from prosecution in Arizona, authorities could still charge the driver in the fatal self-driving car crash.

At $17.5m, this is the most expensive new car in history
Innovation

At $17.5m, this is the most expensive new car in history

It wouldn't look out of place as Star Wars villain Darth Vader's preferred mode of transport.

  • by Christoph Rauwald
Canary in the caryard: car sales tumble in sign of slowing economy

Canary in the caryard: car sales tumble in sign of slowing economy

There has been a sharp drop in vehicle sales, with the biggest drops in states with the greatest house prices falls.

  • by Shane Wright
Electric Avenue a step closer as charging network made a national priority

Electric Avenue a step closer as charging network made a national priority

For years Australians have turned their back on electric vehicles for a combination of reasons, but the tide is turning.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Automated vehicles open way to slash cost of road congestion
Cars

Automated vehicles open way to slash cost of road congestion

A fast take-up of the technology over the next decade would shave billions of dollars from the cost of congestion to Australia's economy, new modelling shows.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan