Dieselgate 2.0: Volkswagen Improves Cheater Code Well After Being Caught

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Volkswagen AG further “improved” its defeat device software long after the German automaker came into the crosshairs of Californian regulator CARB, research of the investigative co-op of Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung and the NDR and WDR TV stations shows. “Unbeknownst to U.S. regulators, Volkswagen developers augmented the illegal defeat device with a software update,” NDR says. According to the researchers, this improvement happened around the end of 2014, or beginning of 2015, with the aim of a more efficient cheat.

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