The Frankfurt Auto Show gave automotive enthusiasts a glimpse of the future -- Porsche rivals Tesla with their impressive concept car, new tech may help save lives and two cars seen only in the Gran Turismo video game are brought to life.
New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security - and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.
In the streets of Maranello, the hometown of Ferrari, the roar of the famed sports car is no longer the occasional bragging right of a new owner, but a constant backdrop as a number of test-drive businesses give visitors the chance to rev up and peel out.
The howl of engines is disturbing residents' tranquility - including the afternoon siestas - and the risk of speeding cars is a safety concern, say city officials.
Volkswagen says it will take less than an hour to bring 1.6 and 2.0 liter turbodiesel engines in Europe into line with emissions rules.
South Korea said Thursday it fined Volkswagen $12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions tests were rigged.