Inexplicable safety billboard. Carvers, Nevada: photo by efo, 2015
How Volkswagen Got Away With Diesel Deception: New York Times International Edition, 28 September 2015
Volkswagen said on Monday that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide were equipped with software that was used to cheat on emissions tests.
How Did the System Work? The software sensed when the car was being tested and then activated equipment that reduced emissions, United States officials said. But the software turned the equipment off during regular driving, increasing emissions far above legal limits, possibly to save fuel or to improve the car’s torque and acceleration. It is not yet known which systems were modified. But experts are focusing on parts of the exhaust system that are designed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, a pollutant that can cause emphysema, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.
Which Cars Are Affected? The Environmental Protection Agency has said it will order Volkswagen to recall seven of its American car models with the affected engine type, for a total of about 500,000 vehicles. Volkswagen has not released a list of international models that have the same engine.
How Volkswagen got away with diesel deception, in graphics: image via New York Times World @nytimesworld, 29 September 2015
Diesel. Carvers, Nevada: photo by efo, 4 July 2015
#VOLKSWAGEN My daily driver is a Golf GTD. My MOT is due in 2 weeks. Any thoughts or words of comfort??: image via Stuttgart Legends @StuttgartLegend, 26 September 2015
Inexplicable safety billboard, Carvers, Nevada: photo by efo, 2015
Diesel panorama. Another view of this splendid tank. Carvers, Nevada: photo by efo, 4 July 2015