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Audi board to meet over recent raids, Stadler

Top officials at Volkswagen AG's Audi division will meet next week to discuss a raid by German prosecutors on the carmaker's premises last week and the standing of its embattled CEO, following emissions violations, Reuters reported.

| UPDATED: 3/21/17 1:23 pm ET - adds details

Mercedes' self-driving tech takes on curves

Daimler's new r&d boss, Ola Kaellenius, says the new Mercedes-Benz S class coming this summer will be the first production car that links navigation

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Trump review of emissions rules may only slow march to higher mpg

Emissions rules set by the EPA may take a backseat to consumers demanding vehicles that guzzle less gas and automakers having to meet tougher standards if they want to export cars overseas, according to analysts. California and nine other states in the ZEV program -- eight in the northeast, plus Oregon -- are expected to move ahead on Friday with previously established targets.

| UPDATED: 3/23/17 12:39 pm ET - adds details
Ford sees lower 2017 profits with most of the hit in Q1

Citing front-loaded product launch costs and engineering expenses, Ford said that much of the year-over-year decline it expects from its 2017 financial performance will occur in the first quarter.


Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ name

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes's use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.


Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report says

Technologies such as turbochargers, advanced transmissions and lighter materials -- aluminum instead of steel, for example -- could reduce fuel efficiency compliance costs by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle from 2022-25, the International Council on Clean Transportation said in a new report.


Audi board to meet over recent raids, Stadler

Top officials at Volkswagen AG's Audi division will meet next week to discuss a raid by German prosecutors on the carmaker's premises last week and the standing of its embattled CEO, following emissions violations, Reuters reported.

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