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NOxious Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal: Chief falls on sword


Industry spokesperson

there was an IS on R4 this morning claiming that this couldn't happen in Europe because the system is different, a manufacturer presents a 'standard' car to the regulators and then builds the rest to that standard.

The regulator pulls random cars off the line and ensures they meet spec.

Great, except it is a simple matter to reflash the ECU at the dealership prior to customer collection.

Are other manufacturers implicated, the car industry is incestuous like any other, one company has a 'good' idea and it is not long before they all sport variations on that theme.

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