AGM Report 2018

Well the 2018 AGM has been and gone, if you didn’t make it to Coventry on the day, there’s always next year!  All members are welcome, and we try to hold it somewhere of interest for the members.

This year, the club has stayed financially stable gaining a net increase of 50 members over last year.

The Committee has seen some big changes, with the departure of a number of long-standing committee members. 

VW Beetle Production at a Dead End

Today, the motoring press is alight with news of the production of the VW Beetle reaching a dead end.

It’s a sad day in the VW world, but one that isn’t surprising. Sales figures of the current Beetle are very disappointing. VW report that they have sold less than 1,000 Beetles (including cabriolets) so far this year in the UK*.

Recall Announced for 2018 Polo for Seat Belt Issues

Recall Announced for 2018 Polo for Seat Belt Issues

Volkswagen has confirmed a technical issue has been identified on the new Polo (model year 2018). There is the possibility that in rare situations (e.g. sudden quick lane changes with five passengers on board) and when the rear center seat and the rear left seat are occupied at the same time, the left seat belt lock could be unintentionally released.

Car Hacking Concerns Over Golf GTE Infotainment System

Car Hacking Concerns Over Golf GTE Infotainment System

Security researchers at a Dutch cyber-security firm, Computest, have discovered that the in-vehicle infotainment system in the Golf GTE along with other models from the Volkswagen Group has a weakness that can be exploited over WiFi.

The two researchers that discovered the flaw, Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade, described how they have successfully tested their findings on a Golf GTE and an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. They explained how they use the car’s WiFi connection to gain access to the Harman infotainment system via an exposed software component.