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Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

By Stephen Edelstein 295 views Oct 14, 2015 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Enlarge Photo The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Instead, its effects were discovered by researchers at West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation. Confronted with on-road emission levels far higher than its test results, VW finally admitted to the EPA that it had programmed its software to route around emission controls in real-world use. DON'T MISS: VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions But if carmakers have their way, inspecting and analyzing the software that controls such functions could become even more difficult than it is today. Since May, a debate has been playing out regarding whether the software used to control myriad vehicle functions sh...

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