Volkswagen 'Dieselgate' software developed at Audi in 1999: report


  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

Defeat devices: German carmaker Audi developed software which cut emissions in 1999, years before parent company Volkswagen used them to cheat diesel emissions tests. — Reuters

BERLIN: German carmaker Audi created so-called defeat devices which cut emissions in 1999, years before parent company Volkswagen (VW) used them to cheat diesel emissions tests, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on April 19.

VW, Europe's largest automaker, admitted in September it had manipulated the engines of around 11 million diesel cars, including its VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat brands.

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