Abgasmanipulation: Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt prüft Verdacht gegen eine Million Daimler-Diesel

Abgasmanipulation: Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt prüft Verdacht gegen eine Million Daimler-Diesel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2018

Daimler steht unter Verdacht, unzulässige Abschaltfunktionen in fast einer Million Fahrzeugen eingebaut zu haben. Einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge kommt die Software bei einem Großteil der neueren Diesel-Flotte zum Einsatz. mehr... Forum ]

The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2018

A major court ruling in Germany on Tuesday means that millions of diesel cars may soon be banned from city centers in the country. The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Abgastests an Affen: Spitzenforscher könnte Bundesverdienstkreuz verlieren

Abgastests an Affen: Spitzenforscher könnte Bundesverdienstkreuz verlieren

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2018

Helmut Greim war Chef im Forschungsbeirat der Lobbygruppe EUGT, die Abgasversuche an Affen finanzierte. Nun prüft das Umweltministerium, was er wusste - und droht laut einem Medienbericht mit Konsequenzen. mehr... Forum ]

New Cartel Suspicions: Secret Price Fixing Among German Carmakers

New Cartel Suspicions: Secret Price Fixing Among German Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2018

After numerous scandals in recent years, the German automobile industry is facing scrutiny yet again. This time, VW, Daimler, BMW and Bosch are believed to have colluded on steel price fixing. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]


EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'

EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2017

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, 49, has made a name for herself by taking on Google, Apple and Starbucks. She talks to DER SPIEGEL about her current investigation into possible automaker collusion and Facebook's responsibilities to its users. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

USA: Daimler testet automatisierte Lkw-Kolonnen

USA: Daimler testet automatisierte Lkw-Kolonnen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2017

Digital gekoppelte Lkw sollen den Gütertransport sicherer und umweltfreundlicher machen. Nun darf Daimler das sogenannte Platooning auf öffentlichen Straßen in den USA testen. mehr...


The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 15, 2017

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future. By Simon Hage more... Comment ]

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2017

Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2017

The diesel scandal is not a failure on the part of individual companies, but rather the result of collusion among German automakers that lasted for years. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Porsche coordinated their activities in more than a thousand meetings. The exposure of a cartel. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]

The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2017

The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed? By Simon Hage and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]