Steering software drives Audi emission scandal

Arthur Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, explains why Audi’s transmission software is likely the source of the latest emission cheating allegations. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/arthur-wheaton   Wheaton says: “Audi was caught once again cheating EPA diesel emission rules. This time it was related to the transmission altering […]

Volkswagen needs to settle its biggest and most difficult case

Art Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says reaching a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be difficult, but is critical for the company. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/arthur-wheaton   Wheaton says: “Volkswagen could face a maximum of $46 billion in EPA emission fines for 580,000 […]

Volkswagen sales running low, criminal charges may be on the horizon

Volkswagen saw a significant drop in its November car sales in the United States and the United Kingdom. Art Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says the ongoing scandal could result in criminal charges for company executives as the automaker works to move forward. Bio: […]

Labor Day sales keep VW stable, lawsuits key to future

VW released its September sales figures this afternoon, the first monthly report since the diesel emission crisis. Art Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s ILR School, says sales were better than expected, but there are countless lawsuits and road blocks ahead from many countries.   Wheaton says: “The sales at VW […]