German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Revelations about emissions experiments on humans and monkeys, paid for by German automakers, have drawn global outrage from politicians, animal rights activists and environmentalists.
Volkswagen logos are visible at a dealership in Los Angeles on June 28. Volkswagen has agreed to pay out $14.7 billion in a settlement with U.S. authorities and car owners over its emissions-test-cheating diesel-powered cars. The settlement was approved on Tuesday.
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The logo of German automaker Volkswagen AG can be seen on an administrative building at the Volkswagen factory on the day of the company's annual press conference on April 28 in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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Then-CEO Martin Winterkorn poses at Volkswagen's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, in 2012. He resigned his post last month following revelations that VW cheated on emissions tests.
Volkswagen board members Wolfgang Porsche (from left), Berthold Huber and Stephan Weil attend a news conference to announce Martin Winterkorn's decision to resign as Volkswagen CEO on Sept. 23, in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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A Volkswagen Passat is tested for exhaust emissions, at a Ministry of Transport testing station in London. In the U.S., a 1998 copyright law prevents safety researchers from accessing the software that runs cars.
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Fair goers visit the booth of German car maker Volkswagen at the 66th IAA auto show in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on Sept. 22, 2015. German auto giant Volkswagen revealed that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide are equipped with devices that can cheat pollution tests.
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