Reckless Drivers Are Turning The Police Insane
By Simona KitanovskaDrivers from around the United Kingdom have been driving everyone – especially the police – crazy. A mind-boggling collection of snapshots, shared online, show dozy drivers going that extra mile to ignore all they know about highway safety. Another driver literally went off the rails when he was filmed driving through a railway station in Birmingham. Drivers from around the United Kingdom lately have been driving the police crazy. Another two-wheeled driver was caught standing up on his motorbike with no hands as he hurtled down the M6 highway.thewestsidegazette.com
A luxury car dealership is accused of firing an employee who warned others about a COVID-19 outbreak, telling him 'his only job was to fix cars'
The Department of Labor accuses Hi Tech Motorcars in Austin, Texas, of retaliating against an employee who warned others there was a COVID-19 case.news.yahoo.com
2 dead after single-vehicle traffic accident in Warren Township
The Audi struck a guardrail on the side of the road, according to the statement. A passenger in the vehicle, a 23-year-old man of Hainesville, was not wearing his seat belt and was partially ejected, the statement said.chicagotribune.com
Driver faces second DUI manslaughter charge in deaths of married couple
Brandon Lewis Swanson, 42, was driving 93 mph in a 30-mph zone when his 2018 Audi plowed into a van, driven by Nestor Javier Icaza on Aug. 16, at the intersection of Southwest 19 Street and 136 Avenue, according to Miramar police. The crash happened at around 7:30 p.m., and authorities were able to retrieve the speed estimate from the Audi’s electronic data recorder.sun-sentinel.com
Naperville police’s discovery of luxury vehicle stolen in Chicago carjacking leads to arrest of three suspects and recovery of guns, drugs
All three were immediately taken into custody and during a search of the men and the car, police found two handguns, ammunition, drugs and keys to another vehicle, a Lexus, which was in a lot near where the Audi had been parked.chicagotribune.com
Lansing police tamp down rumors of carjacking following teen’s death in weekend attempt
Police responding at about 7:20 p.m. to the parking lot of a restaurant near the gas station found an Audi on its side and the 15-year-old who had suffered a gunshot wound, police said in a news release. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, police said.chicagotribune.com
Brazen thieves target pricey cars in Miami’s Belle Meade neighborhood
MIAMI – A Range Rover, an Audi and a Porsche are the three vehicles that have been stolen over the past month, along with many others have been messed with. The two men neighbors and police said may be behind a car stealing spree in Miami’s Belle Meade neighborhood are clearly seen on surveillance video. The owner told Local 10′s Christian De La Rosa that she left the keys inside, an easy heist but the crooks aren’t that smooth. Dalin Holyoak said his 2019 Range Rover was stolen a few weeks ago. Some neighbors also told Local 10 that even their mail is being stolen.
Former Audi chief on trial in VW diesel emissions scandal
Rupert Stadler, former CEO of German car manufacturer Audi, arrives at a district court in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Stadler stands trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)FRANKFURT – The former head of Volkswagen's Audi luxury car division and three others went on trial Wednesday on charges related to the company's cheating on diesel car emissions tests. Former development executive Wolfgang Hatz and two other engineers are charged with developing 3.0 liter diesel engines for Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche that used the illegal software. The case involves 250,700 Audi vehicles, 71,600 Volkswagen vehicles, and 112,100 Porsche vehicles mostly sold on the U.S. and European markets.
Tow truck driver arrested after accused of illegally lifting Audi with teenage girl inside
MIAMI – A 17-year-old girl was in her car terrified when a tow truck driver illegally lifted the Audi, her mother said. Moments later, the tow truck driver was arrested, his tow truck was towed and he was an Only In Dade headline. According to Officer Michael Vega, a spokesman for the Miami Police Department, officers arrested the tow truck driver on Friday night at 4141 NW 5th Ave., west of Miami’s Design District. “When police arrived, he [the tow truck driver] lied and said he was towing the other car," Rodriguez said." Had it not been for the footage, they would have let him go.”Watch the raw videosTEEN IN CARARRESTTOW TRUCK GETS TOWED
Why BMW and Mercedes made cheap cars that failed and why they keep trying
German brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi built their reputations on being purveyors of precise engineering cars, luxurious interiors, cutting-edge technology, and above all, pretty high sticker prices. In their quest to grow volumes and reach a broader chunk of the new car market, brands that once catered to the higher end of the American auto market are churning out smaller and cheaper models. But some such bets, including the compact BMW 318ti compact and the Mercedes-Benz 320 sport coupe did not last. Even Volkswagen Group can separate its Volkswagen cars, meant more for the average buyers, from its pricier Audi and Porsche brands. But Mercedes-Benz and BMW have no separate mainstream brands.cnbc.com
How Audi went from pariah to BMW and Mercedes rival
From the 1980s to the late 2010s, Audi went from being an also-ran among German luxury car brands to a serious rival to BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Now it is recovering from a few recent stumbles and is trying to transform itself for a new era of electrification. It is also part of a product overhaul the brand has been promising since top brass acknowledged a brief slump in sales. "We are currently in a challenging phase," said Audi CEO Bram Schot in the company's 2018 annual report. In the 1980s Audi was severely tainted by an unintended acceleration scandal that sent sales crashing.cnbc.com
Game of Thrones’ star gets musical spot for Super Bowl LIV ad
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, will be singing “Let It Go” from Walt Disney’s movie “Frozen” during a Super Bowl LIV ad for Audi on Sunday. The German automaker’s ad for the new e-tron Sportback, a sports utility vehicle, chose the song to deliver the message that consumers need to let go of the past. “Creating a sustainable, livable future for generations to come is the world’s most important challenge," Williams said in a statement. “I’m proud to share Audi’s vision for sustainable mobility.”Sven Schuwirth, Audi’s head of brand for digital business and customer experience, said the 22-year-old actress is the “perfect representative" of how consumers are increasingly advocating for sustainable options. Global partner agency 72andSunny Amsterdam created the ad.
'Game of Thrones' star sings Disney's 'Let It Go' in Super Bowl ad for Audi
Audi returns to the Super Bowl with a musically-inspired, 60-second commercial called "Let It Go" featuring actor Maisie Williams. AudiAudi created quite the mashup for a Super Bowl ad featuring the German automaker's first all-electric vehicle. The 60-second spot features actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya in HBO's "Game of Thrones," driving an Audi e-tron and singing "Let It Go" from Disney's 2013 hit "Frozen." Audi released the one-minute spot Wednesday ahead of its national broadcast during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The automaker has bought Super Bowl air time for 10 of the past 11 years, skipping 2018.cnbc.com
Takata recalls 1.4 million BMW 3-Series cars over air bag defect
Takata is recalling 1.4 million front driver inflators in BMW 3-Series cars after finding a new and distinct air bag problem, according to government documents posted Wednesday. Takata air bags have been the subject of ongoing recalls since 2014, when government issued an urgent letter advising consumers to take immediate action to fix exploding air bags. The explosions from the defective air bags can send shrapnel through a vehicle, injuring or even killing drivers and passengers. Air bag propellantUnlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. They were produced from May 1999 through July of 2000 and may have had air bag inflators replaced by defective ones.cbsnews.com
SUV shot up, abandoned along I-95 in Miami
MIAMI - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting that took place on Interstate 95 shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. An Audi SUV appeared to have crashed into a barrier wall on the northbound side of I-95, just south of the 95th Street exit. Troopers said the Audi was stuck by multiple bullets, but no passengers were shot. Troopers said one of the occupants ran southbound while the other crossed all northbound lanes of I-95, hopped over the median and continued to run across all southbound lanes. Troopers are still searching for the shooter and the two Audi occupants who ran away.
Police investigating after car shot up and abandoned along I-95 in Miami
MIAMI - Authorities are investigating a shooting that took place on I-95 shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. Police established a crime scene on the northbound side of I-95 just south of the exit for 95th Street. According to Florida Highway Patrol, two adult male occupants of the Audi then abandoned the vehicle. Troopers said one of the occupants ran southbound while the other crossed all northbound lanes of I-95, hopped over the median and continued to run across all southbound lanes. Police are still searching for the shooter and the two Audi occupants who ran away.
Station wagons struggle for a comeback in the US as European automakers add luxury touches
The wagon is a piece of automotive Americana, but these days it has almost entirely vanished from U.S. roads. Some European automakers, however, still roll the dice on U.S. buyers with high-end wagons wrapped in leather and, in some cases, boasting big engines with more than 400 horsepower. But in terms of choice, most U.S. wagons are from European automakers, such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. Wagons sell far better in Europe than they do in the U.S., where buyers value the combination of sedan-like driving dynamics and the added space. The wagons these companies do sell in the U.S. make up a fraction of a percent of U.S. new car sales.cnbc.com
Motorist injured during police pursuit on Biscayne Boulevard
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A motorist was injured Tuesday morning during a police pursuit along Biscayne Boulevard. During the pursuit, the driver of the Audi caused a hit-and-run crash that injured a man on a scooter, authorities said. A view from Sky 10 showed Miami-Dade Fire Rescue paramedics tending to the injured man on Biscayne Boulevard near Northeast 105 Street. Miami-Dade police said the stolen car was later found abandoned near Peachtree Drive and Northeast 113th Street. This stolen Audi that was involved in a police pursuit was found abandoned.
Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler charged in diesel scandal
(CNN) - German prosecutors have charged former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler with fraud in connection with the 2015 diesel emissions scandal that rocked the Volkswagen Group. The charges relate to nearly 435,000 Audis, Porsche and Volkswagen cars destined for the U.S. and European markets. Stadler had worked for Volkswagen since 1990 before he was arrested in June 2018 in connection with the diesel scandal. The diesel scandal trashed confidence among consumers and regulators in diesel technology and cost Volkswagen more than $30 billion in recalls, legal penalties and settlements. In April, German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn with fraud over diesel emissions.
Video shows moment FHP trooper struck by car on I-95
HOBE SOUND, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was seriously injured while investigating a crash along Interstate 95. Lt. Alvaro Feola said Trooper Mithil Patel was standing near the northbound lanes early Monday when he was struck by a car. Video recorded by WPEC, the CBS affiliate for Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, captured the entire incident. It shows Patel speaking with another man on the side of I-95 when a black Audi spun out of control and started barreling toward them. Patel can be seen pushing the man, whose back was facing I-95, out of the way before he was struck.