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NOxious Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal: Chief falls on sword

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Re: Industry spokesperson

The car manufacturers aren't even particularly bothered about hiding the fact that they're gaming the system in the EU, it seems they strip the car down, tape over joins in the car's body, remove wing mirrors, over-inflate tyres, use extremely smooth test tracks, and so on and apparently all under the watchful eye of the regulator. So it wouldn't be surprising if the engine management system were also calibrated to be reduce containments within the first couple of days of the cars life at the expense of power.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/14/nine-out-of-10-new-diesel-cars-in-breach-of-eu-pollution-rules-report-finds

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