Dieselgate 2.0: Volkswagen Improves Cheater Code Well After Being Caught


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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