Taking apart Volkswagen’s ‘defeat device’
How the motoring giant's 'defeat device' became an international scandal
The revelation that ended Martin Winterkorn’s career at Volkswagen AG came on September 3 in a meeting at an office park east of Los Angeles.
After months of obfuscation, company engineers finally divulged a secret to engineers at the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board: Volkswagen had installed a “defeat device” to cheat on vehicle emissions tests – and then lied about it to the board and the US Environmental Protection Agency for...
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