FCA avoids a worker strike, a former Top Gear host teases us with a picture from Amazon's new car show, and Toyota predicts autonomous cars by 2020. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
A tweet by Jeremy Clarkson shows the former Top Gear crew filming again for its new Amazon show. No expense is being spared with the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 heading onto the track with a big crew for support.
Former VW Chief Still Chairs Porsche SE, Audi, Scania, Truck & Bus GmbH
Though he may have resigned as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn retains four senior positions - including head of the company's largest shareholder Porsche SE, and three of its business units.
As its current chief executive Matthias Muller steps up to run the entire Volkswagen Group in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, Porsche has named production and logistics chief Dr. Oliver Blume as its new CEO.
Porsche aims to support private owners of its classic racing cars with a new restoration and repair service, highlighted by this Spa-winning 917k that'll form part of the Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca this weekend.
Matthias Muller is officially the new VW Group CEO, but the company's supervisory board is instituting sweeping changes to the corporate structure. Michael Horn remains the boss in the US, but North America is now organized into a new business unit under the current Skoda chairman.
Volkswagen admits that 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide could have software capable of avoiding emissions compliance. The EPA is now checking the 3.0-liter V6 in Porsche and Audi models to make sure it's not affected as well.