Trends with Benefits: VR’s going mainstream, VW’s in deep diesel, and more

This week's roundup of the latest and greatest in tech covers live-streaming video apps including Periscope and Nomadcast, Oculus Connect 2 and the future of VR, and Volkswagen's trouble with the EPA.

Volkswagen Group to restructure following ‘dieselgate’

The VW Group supervisory board has passed new resolutions to restructure the company following the highly-publicized emissions scandal. Markets in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be combined and led by former Skoda Chairman Prof. Dr…

Porsche boss Matthias Müller takes over for Winterkorn as Volkswagen’s CEO

Porsche's current head, Matthias Müller will reportedly take over for Martin Winterkorn as Volkswagen's CEO amid the brand's TDI crisis. Müller has been part of the VW Group since the 1970's.
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Maserati’s Levante SUV could (finally) debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Maserati Levante SUV could finally debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, and go on sale sometime after that, a new report says. Maserati's first SUV was originally shown as a concept in 2011.
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2015 Aston Martin Rapide S Review

It may have four seats, but Aston Martin's Rapide S is no mere sedan.

Pilot customers are getting their Tesla Powerwall batteries

Tesla has started shipping its Powerwall batteries to pilot customers; the company has also announced the batteries will be available in Australia by the end of 2015.

Kia’s enticing GT4 Stinger Concept is headed to production before decade’s end

Reportedly Kia has pushed its sports car project up the chain and plans to introduce a new model before the end of the decade. Previewed by the GT4 Stinger concept, Kia's sports car may share a platform with a Hyundai model.

Scion gets a new leader as it works to return to relevance

Toyota's Scion "youth" brand is launching two new models, and now it has a new chief to go with them. Andrew Gilleland was recently named Vice President of Scion, taking over the role from Doug Murtha.