AutoComplete: Dodge unveils new special-edition models at Woodward Dream CruiseApple loses self-driving expert to Faraday Future, and Volkswagen might still have billions to pay in the US.
Today is August 16th and here's what's making the news on roadshow. You can't launch a new Dodge vehicle without a healthy dose of nostalgia, and the new challenger T/A charger Daytona don't disappoint in that regard. Unless you're disappointed the Daytona doesn't have a giant spoiler, but I digress. The new models can be had with either 375 or 485 horsepower V8, and these retro trims receive a wealth of performance upgrades to bolster their performance driving cred. For one Apple has, Lost a team member of its special projects team and to Faraday Future no less. Barton Abbott an expert in vehicle autonomy and computer vision has left Apple to work for the electric vehicle start up as its director of strategic partnerships. We're not sure what either company has in the works, but clearly it's a good time to be an expert in this field. If you thought Volkswagen's troubles were nearly over, well, think again. The company is still working to settle a Department of Justice criminal investigation. On top of the $15 billion settlement it's already agreed to, Volkswagen could face an additional $1 billion Dollars in fines or more and the auto maker could even end up with an independent overseer who would monitor the company's conduct for the next two years. Find more on these stories over on theroadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow.