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    As the Diesel Emits: Volkswagen Reportedly Made Different Versions of Cheating Software


    • A New Report Says Volkswagen Has Made Different Versions of the 'Cheating Software'

    Reuters is reporting that Volkswagen developed several versions of its "defeat device" software for their diesel models. Three sources tell the news service the company used the different versions of the software on four diesel engine types. If this proves to be true, this could indicate a widespread cheating program at the company, not the rogue engineer claim that executives have been using as a defense.

     

    This also puts Volkswagen in a difficult position when it comes to potential fines. If executives are found to play a role in the plot to cheat emissions tests, fines could increase by a fair amount.

     

    "The more higher-ups that are involved, the more the company is considered blameworthy and deserving of more serious punishment," said Brandon Garrett, a corporate crime expert at the University of Virginia.

     

    Spokespeople for Volkswagen and Volkswagen of America declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigations by itself and outside parties.

     

    Source: Reuters

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    It is more than just corporate greed, it is the proof that the government's emissions standards cannot be achieved as mandated.

    I am not denying that VW made it clear, in 2010, they declared to become the world's largest auto maker in sales by 2018.

    The EU may have made a compromise to accept the diesel pollution from these cars but not North American regulators.

    Cars are not built for the sake of craft and culture anymore.

    They are built under the ministrations of any fiefdom demanding the compliance and conformity to any safety and emissions rule for the good of the people and the environment.

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