Der Spiegel magazine had reported Friday that German carmakers Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler had secretly worked together from the 1990s onwards on issues including polluting emissions from diesel vehicles. The smaller tanks reduced costs and freed up space in the vehicles, the magazine said.
The self-termed "5er Kreis" or "Circle of 5" group reportedly agreed the size of tanks containing urea fluid used to neutralise NO2 which, to save space, was too small to meet diesel emission environmental requirements.
The BMW statement does quietly admit that meetings between engineers took place, saying: 'From a BMW Group perspective, the objective of discussions with other manufacturers concerning AdBlue tanks was the installation of the required tanking infrastructure in Europe'. Volkswagen's supervisory board will hold an extraordinary meeting Wednesday "due to the current situation", a spokesman said.
European Union antitrust officials confirmed over the weekend that they had started investigating allegations of a cartel among a group of German carmakers.
Imran summons PTI leaders, legal team
The apex court also opened the final part of the 10- Volume report submitted by the Joint Investigation Team it had set up to probe the allegations of money laundering by Sharif.
England Unveils New 10-Pound Note Featuring Jane Austen
Jane Austen is one of the world's most celebrated authors, and is credited with having written 14 books before her death in 1817. BOE governor Mark Carney unveiled the new note in Winchester, southern England, where Austen is buried.
The European Commission and the German cartel office have received information about possible collusion among German automakers and are studying the matter, according to a statement released Saturday.
Audi, a division of Volkswagen Group, said it would update engine software on up to 850,000 diesel cars. BMW is confident of its engines and is waiting for an August 2 European diesel summit of factory officials with Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt where diesel emissions will be discussed.
A committee will be set up to measure the impact of updating diesel cars on individual communities and cities, with a view to averting bans of diesel cars, the sources said.
The retrofit programme applies to six-cylinder and eight-cylinder V6 and V8 diesel engines sold in Europe and other markets outside of the US. As a result, levels of harmful nitrogen oxides are higher in urban areas than they would be if carmakers were adhering to pollution standards. It was found that the software controlled emission controls were illegally turned off on U.S. roads in order to improve performance. Volkswagen has agreed to more than $20 billion in US civil and criminal fines and settlements, and eight executives have been charged. Adding to the above, the team at Audi also insists that the emissions will improve under real driving condition way beyond the existing legal limits.
The report seems to suggest good times ahead for the global economy, with risks to growth in the medium term remaining low. Nigeria's economy dropped into recession in 2016, with the economy contracting by 1.6 percent.
In August 2015, Kuwait said it had busted the 26-member cell and seized arms, ammunition and explosives from them. The leader of the cell was handed life in prison sentence while 20 others received various prison terms.
German companies have either invested in or own 6,000 firms operating in Turkey , generating approximately 60,000 jobs. Idil Eser, the state director of Amnesty International, and five other human rights campaigners were seized this week.
John Thompson speaks after news breaks about Police Chief Janee´ Harteau's resignation on Friday at Minneapolis City Hall. She was shot as she approached the driver's side of officers Mohamed Noor and Matthew Harrity's patrol auto .
The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it will be increasing the number of H-2B visas by 15,000. Under the H-2 visa program, employers must also attest that they have made every effort to hire domestically.
Frontier will celebrate the new service with low fares as low as $49 at flyfrontier .com, according to a Frontier news release. The carrier plans to begin service to Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St.
While McCarthy's portrayal of Spicer won critical acclaim, it reportedly hurt the press secretary's standing with the President . But there are some skits that I've seen on late-night television that I had to crack up at, so sometimes it can be amusing .
Of the eight GOP seats, forecasters and party campaign committees consider only two to be genuinely competitive. But as President Trump and Senate Republicans are learning to their great displeasure, that was not the case.
Freeze resignation's impact on recruiting
Yahoo Sports reported the school found at least one call from Freeze to an escort service from a school-issued cell phone. Just how attractive is the Ole Miss coaching job? Luke will serve as Ole Miss' interim coach through the 2017 season.
Denton County reports first human case of West Nile of 2017
West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of the house mosquito, which picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Defend yourself by using insect repellent that contains DEET , Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus when outdoors.
China and US Fail to Come to Agreement on Trade
He added that the U.S. and China have no choice but to cooperate economically even if they wanted to buy and hire locally. We need to work together to maximize the benefits for both sides.
The Cavs are in 'serious' talks with Derrick Rose
Cleveland would give him the best chance to win a title and the Lakers would have the role best fit for the veteran point guard. While with the Knicks last season, Derrick Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in about 32.5 minutes a game.
Manu Ginobili Likely to Return to Spurs
Ginobili ranks in the top five in Spurs franchise history in games (992), points (13,467), assists (3,838) and steals (1,349). So, to put the icing on the cake, Ginobili confirmed on Twitter that he will return to San Antonio for another season.
Schwartz owner spices up company with Reckitt deal
With 411 million pounds ($536 million) in sales a year ago , French's Foods accounted for 4 percent of Reckitt's total revenue. McCormick saw off competition from Unilever and Hormel Foods, the U.S. owner of Spam, to buy the division.
School District Funding Bill Comparison
Bruce Rauner says he'll issue an amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1 to remove a pension "bailout" for Chicago Public Schools . IL schools rely on local property taxes to cover more than 60 percent of their costs, it said.
Highest voter turnout ever for presidential election
As voting picked up, many MPs were seen queuing up in Parliament House outside the polling booth in Room No. 62 for the voting. The total strength of the electoral college is 10,98,903 votes, with each Parliamentarian carrying a vote value of 708.